23 - Loren Leath|
|Previous School:||Los Angeles Valley JC|
Appeared in 28 games, including 21 starts...named honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference after averaging 15.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.3 percent (149-352) from the field and 37.4 percent (61-163) from the three-point line...joins former Hornets DaShawn Freeman and Joel Jones as the only three Sacramento State players to receive all-Big Sky honors on more than one occasion since the program joined the league in 1996-97...the second-leading scorer in the Big Sky, Leath raised his numbers against conference competition to averages of 17.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 44.3 percent (85-192) from the field and 42.3 percent (33-78) from the three-point line...among Big Sky leaders, Leath ranked second in scoring, third in three-pointers (2.2 per game), seventh in free throw percentage (.795) and 10th in three-point percentage...scored in double figures 22 times and led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 18 of the team’s 29 games...that included a 41-point performance at Northern Colorado in which he buried nine three-pointers...both the 41 points and nine three-pointers set Sacramento State Div. I (1991-pres.) single-game records...over his four-year career with the Hornets (2005-09), Leath established himself as the program’s most prolific scorer during the team’s Div. I era...his 1,489 career points not only ranked him first in the team’s Div. I history, but also second in program history (1948-pres.)...in addition, his career total of 240 three-pointers are the third best mark in program history, and the sixth best mark in Big Sky history...scored in double figures 74 times during his career, and played in 112 career games...that included a streak of 110 consecutive games played which spanned four years...among Sacramento State career leaders, he ranks second in points, field goals (526), field goals attempted (1,374) and three-pointers attempted (678), third in three-pointers, tied for third in games played, ninth in free throws made (197) and steals (112), and 10th in free throws attempted (257).
Appeared in all 28 games, including 24 starts...led the team with averages of 13.1 points, 1.9 three-pointers and 1.4 steals per game...that included 19 double figure point efforts...among Big Sky leaders, he was tied for fourth in steals, ninth in scoring and 10th in three-pointers...has 1,052 career points, becoming just the fourth Sacramento State player to score 1,000 points since the program joined the Div. I ranks in 1991-92...led the team in scoring 13 times, including nine games with 19 points or better...was averaging 15.6 points through the first 19 games...however, he averaged just 7.9 points during the final nine games...scored 21 points or better in five of the team’s first nine games of the season...in the Sacramento State Div. I career record book, Leath ranks first in three-pointers (179) and three-pointers attempted (515), fourth in points, and 10th in steals (84).
Appeared in all 29 games, including 13 starts...finished second on the team with 12.8 points per game...also led the team with 72 three-pointers in 200 attempts (.360)...the 72 three-pointers are the third most in Sacramento State Div. I (1991-pres.) single-season history...his overall field goal percentage (.360) matched his three-point field goal percentage (.360)...his 389 field goal attempts (140-389) were 59 more than any other player on the team...among Big Sky Conference leaders, he ranked fifth in three-pointers (2.5 per game), 15th in three-point field goal percentage and 16th in scoring...had five games with at least 20 points, including back-to-back games with a career-high 28 points against William Jessup (Nov. 22) and UC Davis (Nov. 25)...scored in double figures 18 times.
Received honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference honors after averaging 11.6 points, 2.0 three-pointers and 2.0 rebounds per game...became the first Hornet freshman to garner all-conference honors since Nate Murase also received honorable mention accolades in 1998-99...after missing the first three games of the season to injury, Leath quickly became the Hornets’ sixth man, scoring in double figures 15 times...scored at least 20 points on six occasions...that included 20 points to lead the Hornets in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals at Northern Arizona...finished seventh in the league with an average of 2.04 three-pointers per game...led the team in scoring six times, including three of the team’s final six games of the season...knocked down at least three three-pointers 11 times...shot 42.9 percent (112-261) from the field, 37.7 percent (55-146) from beyond the three-point arc and a team-high 89.7 percent (35-39) from the free-throw line...averaged 18.7 points during his final three games of the season...among team leaders, he ranked first in three-pointers (55) and free throw percentage, and fourth in points (314) and minutes per game (22.9)...the 314 points were the most by a Hornet freshman during the Div. I era...among some of his 20-point efforts included a season-high 26 vs. Idaho State, and 23 points against both Montana State and Cal Poly...against conference competition, Leath raised his scoring average to 12.4 points per game.
Prior to Sacramento State
Spent his freshman season (2004-05) at Los Angeles Valley Junior College...played two games before suffering an Achilles injury...because of the injury, the 2004-05 season counted as his redshirt year...in those two games, Leath averaged 31.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game.
A 2004 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, Calif...spent his junior and senior seasons at Grover Cleveland, his sophomore year at Birmingham High School (Van Nuys, Calif.) and his freshman year at Bishop O’Dowd High School (Oakland, Calif.)...a four-time all-league selection, Leath was named first team all-West Valley Conference, all-area, all-city and team co-MVP as a senior after averaging 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game...led Grover to West Valley League titles both years, and the team combined for a 44-9 record during those seasons...as a junior, he averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while being named first team all-league and all-area.
Born July 8, 1986...son of Brian Leath and Rose Geddes...a communication studies major...in 2001, he played AAU basketball for the Oakland Soldiers...other players who suited up for the Soldiers that year included LeBron James and former Hornet DaShawn Freeman...is a cousin of former Sacramento State high flyer Jameel Pugh.