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#12 Ronald Dupree
Position: Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Biloxi, Miss.
High School: Biloxi HS
Ronald Dupree Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/02/2003

Second-Team All-SEC -- 2001, 2002, 2003
First-Team All-Louisiana Selection -- 2001, 2002, 2003
SEC All-Tournament -- 2003
NABC District 8 First Team -- 2002, 2003
NABC District 8 Second Team -- 2001
USBWA District VII First Team -- 2003

SENIOR SEASON (2002-03)
Dupree had his third consecutive 500 point season, scoring 504 points to average 15.8 points per game ... Dupree finished his career with 1,726 points, eighth best at LSU all-time, and 907 rebounds, sixth best all-time at the school ... One of just four players -- joining Shaquille O'Neal, Durand Macklin and Bob Pettit -- to finish in both the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding in their LSU careers ... Averaged 16.5 points in the 16 SEC games, fifth in the league, and 8.3 rebounds tied for second ... Overall the 15.8 points per game average was seventh best in the league ... Overall rebound average of 7.8 was fourth ... Field goal percentage of 52.9 percent (199-of-376) was third in the league and the best of his career ... In the SEC Tournament, earned All-Tournament honors averaging 15.7 points per game and 8.0 rebounds in three games ... Hit 19-of-34 field goals (55.9 percent) ... Tied for the league lead in double-doubles with nine, including a league best of six in SEC games: Prairie View (11 pts, 11 reb, 12-17-02); UNO 18 pts, 12 reb., 12-30-02); at Georgia 16 pts., 10 reb., 1-5-03); Mississippi State (18 pts, 12 reb., 1-11-03); Ole Miss (12 pts, 12 reb., 1-18-03); USC (17 pts, 10 reb., 2-05-03); Arkansas (25 pts, 13 reb., 2-22-03); Alabama (14 pts, 12 reb., 3-08-03); and, Arkansas-SEC Tournament (14 pts, 10 reb., 3-13-03) ... Finished his career with 33 double-doubles and had 86 double figure scoring games over the last 95 games (final three years) ... Dupree had the longest consecutive double figure scoring string in his career with 29 games, running from the second game of the season with South Alabama (11-24-02) through the second game of the SEC Tournament against Florida (3-14-03) ... Recorded eight games of 20 or more points during the season -- 22 McNeese State (12-7), 22 Tulane (12-28), 23 Houston (12-30), 20 Florida (1-28), 22 at Alabama (2-01), 25 Arkansas (2-22), 22 at Tennessee (3-01), 24 Florida (SEC Tournament) (3-14) ... Tallied 25 games of 20 or more points in his career ... Averaged 2.5 assists his senior season topped by career high equaling six assists at Tennessee (3-1) ... Made 13-of-37 treys for best season percentage of 35.1 percent ... Never lower than eighth in league in scoring and fourth in rebounding last three seasons ...Finished sixth all-time in minutes played at 3,710 ... Started 94 of the last 95 games in his career (sophomore through senior years).

JUNIOR SEASON (2001-02)
Led the team with 16.2 points per game and 8.5 rebounds a game ... Was seventh in the league in scoring, second in the league in rebounds for the second straight year ... Played and started in all 34 games, one of two players to start all the games ... It was against Tennessee (Jan. 30) when he topped the 1,000-point mark in scoring at LSU, becoming the 31st Tiger at that mark ... Averaged 17.2 points per game in conference play ... Had 28 games in double figures in 34 games ... Had nine double-doubles on the year: Campbell (18 pts, 16 reb., Nov. 17), Hawaii-Hilo (17 pts, 12 reb., Nov. 24),UL-Lafayette (29 pts, 10 reb., Dec. 4); Alabama (20 pts, 10 reb., Jan. 5); Tennessee (17 pts, 10 reb., Jan. 30); Alabama (19 pts, 14 reb., Feb. 2); Vanderbilt (13 pts, 11 reb., Feb. 6); Kentucky (22 pts, 13 reb., Feb. 9); Iowa (19 pts, 11 reb., March 13-NIT) ... Third best in the league in double-doubles ... Had 16 rebounds in two games -- Nov. 17 against Campbell, Dec. 30 against Nicholls State, giving him three 16-rebound games in his career ... Eight games of 20 or more points in his LSU career ...Career high of 30 points at Arkansas on Feb. 16, a game featuring a 26-point first half. ... Played 1,202 minutes, tied for seventh all-time at LSU in a single season minutes played ... Average of 35.4 minutes per game ... Made 31 three-pointers as a junior ... Tenth in the league in field goal percentage for the season (220-of-487, 45.2 percent) ... Fifth in percentage in league games only (46.6 percent).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000-01)
Started 28-of-29 games, averaging 17.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, while playing an average of 34.9 minutes a game ... Led team in all three categories ... Led the Southeastern Conference in points scored and was second in rebounds ... First league-leading scorer for LSU since 1996 ... Was sixth in the league in field goal percentage (183-of-377, 48.5 percent) ... Had 28-of-29 double-figure games, including a streak that spanned the first 20 games of the year ... Finished the season with 14 double-doubles vs.: UL-Monroe (21 pts, 11 reb., Nov. 20); Norfolk State (15 pts, 13 reb., Nov. 25); Houston (18 pts, 13 reb., Nov. 28); McNeese State (19 pts, 13 reb., Dec. 13); Oregon State (20 pts, 12 reb., Dec. 28); Wyoming (15 pts, 10 reb., Jan. 3); Alabama (21 pts., 13 reb., Jan. 6); Vanderbilt (17 pts, 13 reb., Jan. 10); Centenary (21 pts, 15 reb., Jan. 17); Ole Miss (14 pts, 11 rebs., Feb. 7); Florida (18 pts, 11 reb., Feb. 13); Arkansas (13 pts, 14 rebs., Feb. 17); Kentucky (10 pts, 12 rebs., Feb. 21) ... Dupree had nine 20-plus points game during the year with bests of 23 against Texas Southern (Dec. 8) and at Tennessee (March 2) ... Dupree increased his free throw shooting percentage from 57.4 percent as a freshman to 69.9 percent ... Hit 21-of-64 three-point attempts (32.8 percent), up from 14 percent as a freshman).

FRESHMAN SEASON (1999-2000)
Averaged 4.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds while averaging 12.7 minutes per game ... Played in all 34 games ... Averaged 5.2 point and 3.9 rebounds in SEC games, while averaging 13.1 minutes per game ... Posted five games in double figures, including a high of 21 against Grambling State on Nov. 20 ... Had one double-double in the win over Arkansas on Jan. 26 when he had 16 rebounds to go with 14 points ... In 21-point effort to open his career versus Grambling State, hit 8-of-10 field goal attempts, including his only three-pointer ... Hit 46.3 percent from the field ... Averaged 13.8 points in the five-game Italian tour in the summer after his freshman year, hitting 49 percent of his field-goal attempts while averaging 9.8 rebounds to lead the team.

PRE-LSU
Earned three basketball letters from Coach John Pugh at Biloxi ... Three-time member of the All-Coast team ... Also named All-County, All-State and named to the Mississippi Dandy Dozen top players ... MVP of the Double Pump Adidas AAU Tourney in Los Angeles and the MVP of the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game ... Was a consensus Top 50 player in the nation in his senior year in high school and was on the Fox Sports South Sweet 16 selection of the region's top players ... Averaged 25.6 point per game his senior season, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.5 blocks while hitting 40 percent of his three-point attempts ... He was a member of the A/B Honor Roll and a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ronald E. Dupree, Jr. ... Father is Ronald E. Dupree, Sr., mother is Dianne Dupree ... No brothers or sisters ... Chose LSU because of the "great atmosphere, athletic program, academics and people" ... Major is electrical engineering ... Likes to watch good movies to relax ... Favorite food is pancakes and likes rhythm and blues and rap as his favorite kind of music ... Born on Jan. 26, 1981 ... Favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ronald Dupree Career Highs
Points -- 30, at Arkansas, 02-16-02
Rebounds -- 16, three times
FGM -- 13, at Arkansas, 02-16-02
FGA -- 21, at Arkansas, 02-16-02
3-PT FGM -- 4, three times
3-PT FGA -- 6, three times
FTM -- 11, vs. Louisiana Lafayette, 12-04-01
FTA -- 14, twice
Assists -- 6, three times
Blocks -- 3, vs. Louisiana Lafayette, 12-04-01
Steals -- 4, four times
Minutes Played -- 45, vs. Mississippi State, 02-13-02

 

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