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#3 Torris Bright
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Slidell, La.
High School: Slidell HS
Torris Bright Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/31/1999
  • Honorable Mention All-SEC -- AP, 2003
  • NABC All-District 8 Second Team -- 2001
  • Third-Team All-SEC -- AP, 2000
  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Year -- 2000

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Bright finished his senior season with his fourth consecutive double figure scoring average of 11.1 points per game ... He started all 32 games, finishing his career starting 128 of the last 129 games over his final three years at LSU ... He averaged 3.1 rebounds a game and 4.69 assists per game ... He had 150 assists and 74 turnovers, an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.03, sixth best in the league ... Bright's assist average was fourth in the conference ... Bright also averaged 1.84 steals, fifth in the league ... Bright's 128 career starts topped the old 20-year-old school mark of 126 games set by Howard Carter between 1980 and 1983 ... Bright hit 62 treys for the season, ninth best for a single season at LSU, the second time in his career he hit 60 in a season ... Bright finished his career with 235 career treys, topping the school mark of 189 set by Ronnie Henderson in the mid-1980s ... Broke the trey record in the final two minutes of the first half of the Sugar Bowl Classic (12-28) against Tulane ... Bright had 35 career games of six assists or more, six in double figures including three this year -- 12 vs. McNeese State (12-7), 10 vs. Houston (1-8), 10 vs. Mississippi State (1-11) ... Bright finished his career with 544 assists, third best in LSU history ... Finished career with 246 steals, third best at LSU ... Had more assists than turnovers each year of career ... Bright had three doubles-doubles this season -- McNeese State (16 pts, 12 asts., 12-7), Houston (11 pts, 10 asts., 1-8) and, Mississippi State (17 pts, 10 asts., 1-11) ... Played a career total of 4,250 minutes, 25 short of the LSU record set by Howard Carter (1979-1983) ... Bright finished the year 62-of-152 from three-point range for 40.8 percent, eighth best in the conference ... Was the league leader in steals average in the 16 SEC games, averaging 2.12 a game ... Finished his career with 1,177 points, 22nd all-time on LSU's scoring list with 82 career games in double figures.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
Tied for second on the team in scoring with his best average of 13.4 points per game ... He also averaged 3.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game ... One of just two players to start and play all 34 games during the season, averaging 34.1 minutes per game ... Averaged a team-best 21.5 points in the two NIT games, putting together games of 18 points at Iowa and a career-high 25 against Ball State ... Double-doubled in the second-round game, also grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds .. Topped the 1,000-point mark in scoring at LSU against Georgia (Jan. 23) ... Finished the year ranked 16th in the SEC in scoring, ninth in assists and 10th in the league in steals ... Had a career best season of 76 treys, fourth best at LSU for a single season ... His 39.4 percent for the season from beyond the arch was seventh in the league as was his per-game average of 2.24 ... Had three games of 20-plus points last season, giving him eight for his career ... In the two NIT games, made 14-of-28 field goals, including 6-of-16 three-pointers ... Had 27 games in double figures in scoring ... Had one game during the year in double-figure assists, 10 vs. Mercer (Nov. 25) .. Had 13 games with five or more assists ... For the third straight year, finished the season with more assists (129) than turnovers (123).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000-01)
Started 28 games, averaging 10.8 points a game, 2.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game ... 10.4 scoring average in first two years ... Biggest basket of the year came on a driving layup with 0.7 seconds remaining that was the difference in LSU's 61-59 victory at Hofheinz Pavilion against Houston (Nov. 28) ... Had 20 points at Arizona, including 5-of-5 from three-point range (Dec. 20) ... At that time, he became the first LSU player to go 5-for-5 from three-point range in a game ... Had 18 games in double figures, including two of 20 points or more, including 21 points in the season opener against Louisiana Monroe (Nov. 20) ... Had season-best nine assists against Louisiana Monroe and eight against both Texas Southern (Dec. 8) and McNeese State (Dec. 13) ... He had 22 games with five or more assists .. Third in the SEC in steals average at 1.97 per game and third in assists at 4.07.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1999-2000)
One of two LSU players to play and start in all 34 games ... Led the team in minutes with 1,137, an average of 33.4 a game ... Averaged 10.0 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game ... Also averaged 2.1 steals per contest ... Had 15 games in double figures, including three of 20 points or more: 21 Fresno State (Nov. 28), 20 Nicholls State (Dec. 23) and 21 Alabama (Jan. 5) ... One of three players to play more than 1,000 minutes that season at LSU, tallied the most minutes since Chris Jackson's 1,202 during the 1989-90 season ... Fifth in the league in assist average of 4.32, third in steals at 2.06 and sixth in three-point field goal percentage at 41.4 ... His 147 assists was the most at LSU since the 151 by Randy Livingston in 1995 ... Had two games in double figures in assists -- 10 at Alabama (Feb. 5), 11 versus Howard (Dec. 27) ... The 11 was the third-highest single-game assist total in the league that season ... The Howard game marked the first time an LSU player had double-figure assists since 1997 ... Made 55-of-138 three point attempts, 29-of-70 in the league ... Had six games with four or more steals, including a high of six against Tennessee-Martin (Dec. 14) ... Led LSU in scoring five times ... On the team's summer tour to Italy, Bright averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 assists per game for the five-game tour.

PRE-LSU
Four-year letterman at Slidell High School for Coach Dan Ruffin ... earned honors throughout his prep career, including All-District (three times), All-Metro (three times), All-State as chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (three times) and All-Parish team honors (three times) ... Named All-District Most Valuable Player twice and MVP of the All-Parish team two times as well ... Averaged 33.3 points per game in his season, the top scorer in the metro New Orleans area ... Also averaged 10 assists and nine rebounds per game ... He also scored a career-high 70 points in one game ... Member of the Slidell High School honor roll ... Had one game in his career with 21 assists and a career best in steals of 10 for a single game.

PERSONAL
Full name is Torris Wayne Bright ... Chose to come to LSU because "of the campus and facilities; relationship with the coaches and the academic reputation" ... Parents are Jasper and Lenora Bright ... One older brother, Jasper ... Two younger brothers (Andre and Martin) and one youngster sister (Tracie) ... Major is communications ... Born on Jan. 23, 1981 ... Nickname is "Chaos" ... Enjoys fishing, swimming and dancing ... Favorite food is crawfish ... Favorite basketball player is Jeff Hornacek.
 

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