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  Alex Loughton

Alex Loughton

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Perth, Australia

High School:
St. Stephen's

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 240

Position:
Forward/Center

Birthdate:
05/03/1983

2005-06

Loughton completed his career with 1,646 career points, 952 career rebounds and 159 career steals. He ranks tenth all-time in ODU scoring, sixth in rebounding and seventh all-time in CAA rebounding. He ranks eighth all-time in ODU steals and is the only non guard in the top ten in that category. Pre-season Third Team All-American by STREET and Smith's magazine...Second team All-CAA and NABC District IV. THird team ESPN The magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American...NACDA's 1-AAA National Scholar Squad for third straight year... Graduated in May. 2004-05:

CAA Player of the Year and Tournament MVP...First team NABC All-District IV...Player of the Year in the State of Virginia by the Richmond Times Dispatch and the Virginia Sports Information Directors' Association...First Team All-CAA...CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year...NACDA national All-Scholar team...CoSIDA Academic All-District...ODU Alumni Association's Male Athlete of the Year...CAA Player of the Week on Feb. 8... Had 13 double-doubles...10th in CAA in scoring, 2nd in field goal percentage and rebounding...seventh in free throw percentage... Married last June...Member of the Australian National team... Scored 28 points with 11 rebounds vs. VCU in CAA finals, and 22 points and 11 rebounds against Michigan State in NCAA tournament...broke the 1,000 career point Mark on Feb. 5 vs. Towson...married Michelle in May.

2003-04: First team All-CAA...First Team NABC District IV....Team MVP....CAA All-Academic selection...Athletic Director's Association All-Academic squad... scored 45 points with 15 rebounds vs. Charlotte and 24 points with 15 rebounds vs. St. Joseph's...Hauled in 16 rebounds vs. George Mason...Ranked second in CAA in rebounding and scoring...His 45 points was the most in NCAA Div. I.

2002-03: Pre-season All-CAA second team for 2003-04... Started all but two games last year...CAA All-Rookie selection.... co-top returning scorer....scored in double figures eight times...hauled seven or more rebounds nine times...CAA Rookie of the Week on Nov. 25 and Feb. 18th....Hauled in ten rebounds vs. UMES, scored 14 points in a game vs. St. Joseph's, ECU, UMES and Delaware....

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Australian under-20 team last year...He helped lead his under-18 team to the Australian School Boy National Championships in 1999 and 2000. Was named Most Valuable Player in the 2000 School Boy championship game after scoring 19 points and hauling in 28 rebounds...

PERSONAL

PERSONAL Birthdate: May 3, 1983 Full Name: Alex Michael Loughton Wife: Michelle (married in May '05) Parents: Ken and Lorraine Loughton Brothers: Tim (30), Nathan (28), Shanon (24) Major: Business marketing High School: St. Stephen=s Nickname: Outback, Goose, Big Al Favorite Dessert: Sticky-date pudding Favorite vacation spot: Dunsborough in Western Australia Favorite Animal: Kangaroos & Kookaburras(bird) Favorite TV Shows: Maximum x-treme Challenge Favorite basketball memory: Winning the National U-18 Australian Championship in'00 Hobby: Anything outdoors Favorite place to play on the road: Drexel or UNCW Favorite Pro Team: Indiana Pacers Favorite Pro Athlete: Jermaine O'Neal Favorite Actor: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Favorite Actress: Ashley Judd Favorite ODU Class: Philosophy Favorite Song: "Zebra" by the John Butler Trio What sport would you play other than basketball: Australian Rules Football Best advise received: Never take a backward step. Favorite Movie: "Meet the Parents" Most Inspiring person: My fiancé, Michelle. If I could see anyone in concert, it would be: Pearl Jam, U2 If I could play a musical instrument, I=d play: Acoustic guitar

CAREER HIGHS Points: 45, vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) FGM: 17, vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) FGA: 23 vs Charlotte (12-6-03) FG%: .739 (17-23) vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) 3PT FGM: 5 vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) 3PT FGA: 5 vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) 3PT FG%: 100. (5-5) vs. Charlotte (12-6-03) FTM: 10, vs Liberty(12-18-03),GW( 12-20-03) & at JMU (1-14-04) & Hofstra(2-23-05) FTA: 13, vs Hofstra (2-23-05) FT%: 100 (10-10) vs Liberty (12-18-03) REBS: 16, vs George Mason (2-28-04) AST: 6, vs Charlotte (12-06-03) & VCU (3-7-05 CAA trn.) BLKS: 3, vs Liberty (12-18-03) & TSU(1-31-04) STLS: 5, vs UNCW (1-28-04) & St. Joseph's(12-22-04) MINS; 42 vs. Charlotte (12-06-03) & VCU (3-7-05 caa trn)

STATS YR GP-GS FG PCT FT PCT R-AV TP-AV 03 27-25 85-205 .415 54-81 .667 159-5.9 225-8.3 04 29-28 165-338 .488 141-178 .792 252-8.7 482-16.6 05 34-34 188-374 .503 95-122 .779 279-8.2 481- 14.1 06 34-33 162-334 .485 121-162 .747 262-7.7 458-13.5 TL 124-120 600-1251 .479 411-543 .757 952-7.7 1646-13.3

Career Three-Pointers 35-113 .309

Career Assists: 187

Career Steals 159

Career Blocks 79

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