ALL-CENTURY TEAM MEMBER
Stromile Swift was a big reason why the Tigers went from last place in the SEC west in 1998-99 to SEC Champions in 1999-2000. In that season, the Shreveport sophomore led LSU in scoring (16.2 ppg), rebounding (8.2 rpg), field goal percentage (.608) and blocks (95). His field goal percentage of 60.8 percent ties him at seventh all-time for a single season at LSU and his 95 blocks rank him fifth all-time. That year, Swift led the SEC in blocks and was third in scoring.
Swift was a big-game performer, notching 29 points and nine rebounds to knock off #5 Arizona as well as a 23-point 10-rebound performance in the second round of the NCAA tournament against Texas, a win that catapulted LSU to its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance since 1987.
Swift concluded his stellar 1999-2000 season with Consensus First Team All-SEC honors, as well as the Co-SEC Player of the Year award. He was also a Consensus Second Team All-American before being selected No. 2 overall in the 2000 NBA draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. In only two seasons, Swift remains the second-best shot blocker in LSU history with 130 blocks. He is also eighth all-time in field goal percentage with .560 percent.