Lamont Strothers

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Lamont Strothers
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Nationality: American
Born: 5/10/1968
Birthplace: Nansemond Co., VA
Draft: Round 2
Drafted By: Golden State
College: Christopher Newport University
NBA Career: 1991-93
Mavs Tenure: 1992-93

Lamont Strothers (born May 10, 1968 in Nansemond Co., VA) signed the first of two ten-day contracts with the Dallas Mavericks on February 4, 1993.

Strothers was playing in a recreational league, a year after high school, when he was seen by an assistant coach at Division III Christopher Newport University. He averaged over twenty points in all four seasons and finished as the third all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division III history.

The Golden State Wariors drafted Strothers in the second round of the 1991 draft making him the highest Division III player ever selected by an NBA team. He held that honor until 1999 when the Los Angeles Lakers selected Devean George, from Augsburg College, in the first round.

Strothers never played for the Warriors but did appear in four games that year for the Portland Trail Blazers. The next season he signed two ten-day contracts with the Mavericks in February of 1993, appearing in nine games and averaging 5.6 points per game in just over 15 minutes per game.

That completed Strothers' NBA career but the 6'4 guard went on to have a long and successful career overseas. He played in Turkey, Spain, France, Puerto Rico, Greece, Israel and the Philippines. He helped lead San Miguel to the Philippines Governor's Cup Championship in 2000. Strothers retired in 2002.