Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State’s Lamar Malloy has signed to play for the Albury-Wodonga Bandits in Australia.
The Bandits are a part of the SEABL (South East Australian Basketball League) in the ABA.
Albury won the SEABL Championship in 2012 and has started slowly this year due to injuries, but look for Lamar to give them some new life as they start to make a playoff run at the end of the summer.
Lamar posted 18.9ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2stg and shot a remarkable 68.1% from the field during his senior year at Glenville State. He also led Glenville State to its first NCAA Tournament appearance and earned all-conference first team and Division II Atlantic Region second team selections.
Lamar averaged 19.0ppg and 9.3rpg in the Portsmouth Showcase presented by Eurobasket.
Lamar will arrive in Albury on Saturday, June 14th and will suit up to play in Saturday night’s game against the number one team in Geelong.
Mallory is expected to give them an athletic presence at both ends of the court.
Coach Brad Chalmers said he thought the Ohio native would be an explosive talent.
“Lamar is an extremely athletic player who can play both big man positions comfortably,” Chalmers said.
“He’s an excellent offensive threat from various positions.
“He can also create off the dribble and is an aggressive finisher and offensive rebou-nder.
“Most pleasingly though is the fact that he also fits our main criteria of being a willing defensive presence who gives us some much needed agility and rim protection.
“In the short-term, we think he will help the team to continue to win games in an extremely even competition.”