ROBERT "BOBBY" LAZOR II
One of the top student-athletes in all of college athletics in 1998-99 as he was named the Playboy Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete of the Year in its preseason issue and then earned GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team honors this season. Received his business marketing degree from Arizona State in December of 1998. One of the best two-year players in Arizona State history, setting Sun Devil two-year records for points (1,077) and free throws made (283). Started all 62 games in ASU career and averaged 34.4 minutes per game. The first two-year player in ASU history to notch 1,000 points. Also grabbed 512 rebounds at ASU, third-best among two-year players. A two-time Pac-10 All-Academic first-team selection. Named the Arizona State Sun Angel Foundation Male Athlete of the Year.
As a senior in 1998-99, Lazor earned All-Pac-10 honors and was a second-team NABC District 15 selection. For the second straight year, he earned ASU Christmas Tournament MVP honors. Third on the team in assists with 90 (3.0 per game). Top scoring games were a 30-point outing vs. Washington on Jan. 7, 1999, and another 30-point game in the final regular season game on March 6, 1999, vs. USC. Posted double-figures in rebounding in 11 games and had nine double-doubles. Led the Sun Devils in scoring 15 times and was the top rebounder in 20 games and also led the team in assists six times. Ended the season fourth in the league in scoring (18.0 points per game) and sixth in rebounding (8.7 rebounds per game). Also earned USBWA All-District Nine honors.
As a junior, he ranked among the league's top 10 in five categories and was 12th in scoring. Named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year (Fred Hessler Award) by the Pac-10's radio play-by-play announcers. Ranked third in "double-doubles" with 11. Averaged nearly nine boards per game (8.9) in Pac-10 play and shot 55.8 percent from the field, the third-best mark in the league. An honorable mention all-league pick according to the coaches and a GTE/CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic pick. A first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection and a second-team All-Pac-10 pick by Basketball Weekly. Finished sixth in the league in rebounding (7.8 per game), fifth in blocks per game (1.22) and tenth in free throw percentage (.777). Had 13 20-point games.
At Syracuse, Lazor was a member of the 1995-96 Orangemen squad that advanced to the NCAA title game before it fell to Kentucky. Played in 43 games in his two-year career.
Attended the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in August of 1998. Redshirted (NCAA transfer policy) during the 1996-97 season. Played for four coaches in five seasons: Jim Boeheim (Syracuse 1994-96), Bill Frieder (Arizona State during redshirt season of 1996-97), Don Newman (ASU interim coach in 1997-98) and Rob Evans (1998-99). Played in the NABC All-Star in Tampa and scored 10 points and added eight rebounds. Father, Bob Sr., is the first player in Pittsburgh's history to score 1,000 points, and the elder dad can always say he "was a little bit better" than his son as dad Lazor scored 1,175 points in his University of Pittsburgh career while son Bobby notched 1,173 in his four-year career at both Syracuse and Arizona State.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (1997-99)
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (1994-96)