Loyola Men’s Basketball Announces 20th Anniversary Team

Thu, 01/12/2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball program is proud to announce the 20th Anniversary team made up of 15 players who played for the Wolfpack since the program was reinstated 20 years ago.

Steve Alfonso played three years with the ‘Pack scoring 1,072 career points. Alfonso ranks #22 and #23 on the Loyola season scoring list with 454 points in 1995-96 and 452 points in 1996-97. Alfonso was selected to the All-Conference team in the 1996-97 season.

In just two seasons with the ‘Pack, Chad Barnes scored 1,191 points, which ranks 14th on the all-time scoring list, and the most for any Loyola player in two seasons. In 2002-03, the Jesuit grad scored 690 points, the most in a single season in Loyola history. In 2001-02, he scored 501 points, the 13th highest total in Loyola history. He also made a Loyola record 11 three pointers in a game against William Carey in the 2002-03 season. Barnes was a two time All-Conference performer.

Torry Beaulieu ranks eighth on the all-time career scoring list. Torry scored 1,397 points in his four year career, in which his 2005 season was cut short due to Hurricane Katrina. Beaulieu also converted the second most free throws in history with 417. The Baton Rouge native also handed out 486 assists in his career.

Sean Bennett is the 11th leading scorer in Loyola history with 1,340 points. The St. Paul’s grad holds Loyola records for fourth most three pointers in a single season with 77 and third most career three-pointers with 212. He also accomplished a career high seven three pointers in a game, which is tied for third in Loyola history.

Ryan Brock is second on the all-time career scoring list. In his three seasons with the ‘Pack, Brock tallied 1,706 points. The Brother Martin grad holds the record for the 5th, 6th, and 7th best scoring seasons with 578, 572, 556 points respectively. Brock also holds the Loyola record for most career free throws made with 446. Brock is a three time All-Conference selection, a NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in 2008-09, third team All-American in 2009-10, second team All-American in 2010-11, and 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Outstanding Male Amateur Athlete of the Year.

James Bunn scored 1,147 points in his career, which ranks 16th on the Loyola career points list and was a defensive playmaker for the Wolfpack. The Tampa native was a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2006 and 2007. Bunn’s best season came in 2005-06, when he averaged 12.82 points per game and ranked 14th in the NAIA in steals per game with 2.118.

Ryan Dicharry played three seasons with the Wolfpack from 1992-95, in which he scored 819 career points. Dicharry is tied for third in Loyola history for most three-pointers made in a single game with seven. Furthermore, Dicharry was honored as a NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete in 1995 and 1996 and was inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2000.

On December 2, 2011, Gray became the 24th person in Loyola men’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career points. Currently, Gray sits at the #20 spot on the all-time career scoring list with 1,090 points. Last year, Gray had a breakout season, scoring 503 total points, which ranks 12th on the Loyola season scoring list. Also last year, Gray was named National Player of the Week for Jan. 17-23, selected for the All-Division and SSAC All-Tournament team, and Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Outstanding Athlete of the Month for January 2011.

Jonathan Hernandez finished his Wolfpack career with 1,238 points, which ranks 13th on the all-time scoring list. He also recorded 478 rebounds and 343 assists in his career. In 2003-04, the Jesuit grad scored a career high 428 points on the season and earned All-Conference honors. Hernandez played for Loyola from 2000-04.

Yussef Jasmine is the sixth leading scorer in Wolfpack history with 1,418 points. He led the Wolfpack in scoring and rebounding his junior and senior seasons. Jasmine was an All-Conference selection in 2000. Best scoring season came in 1999-00 when he scored 435 total points. Jasmine was inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2010.

Jarrod Kincaid ranks 18th on the Loyola all time scoring list with 1,104 points. Kincaid played 114 games with the ‘Pack extending from 1995-99. He was selected All-Conference for his performance in the 1997-98 season. Kincaid currently holds the Loyola record for third most three-pointers made in a single season with 78, and the second most career three-pointers made with 213.

Brian Lumar attended Loyola from 1992-1996. He is Loyola’s all-time individual career scoring leader with 1,832 points, and also holds the record for most field goals made with 721. Lumar was named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in his junior and senior seasons. In 1994-1995, he led the basketball program to a Southwest Region championship, and a trip to the NAIA Division II national tournament in Nampa, Indiana. Brian was a four year starter for the Wolfpack and was named to the All-Conference team his senior season. Lumar was inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2001.

Scott Thompson was a four year starter for Loyola from 1992-1996. He averaged double digit points per game in both his junior and senior seasons and helped lead the Wolfpack to the NAIA National Tournament in 1994-1995 after they won the Southwest Region. Thompson scored 1,078 career points and was inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame in 2007.

Zach Tyson ranks #22 on the all-time scoring list with 1,017 points. He was named to the All-Conference team in the 2004-05 season. Also that season, he led the team in points per game with 12.3 and rebounds per game with 6.77.

Last but not least, Luke Zumo is the fourth leading scorer in Loyola history with 1,573 points. In 2006-07, the Baton Rouge native hit the second most three pointers in a season with 88. In 2007-08, Zumo scored 522 points, which is tied for 10th best on the Loyola single season list. That same year, he was honored as All-Conference and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. In addition, Zumo was recognized as a NAIA Daktronic Scholar Athlete in 2007 and 2008.

“It is truly an honor to recognize each of these men’s accomplishments at Loyola over the past 20 years. Not only were these men dedicated and passionate to play for Loyola, but they are also outstanding ambassadors and representatives of the mission of our University,” stated Loyola head men’s basketball coach Dr. Michael Giorlando.
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