Los Angeles, CA - Loyola Marymount Head Coach Bill Bayno, on the job since
April, has had a busy four months as he puts together his first roster at the
helm of the Lions. The roster looks to be finished as three more high school
standouts - Jarred DuBois (G, 6-3, Westchester HS - Los Angeles, CA), Romaric
Lasme (F, 6-7, Winchendon School - Winchendon, MA), and Kevin Young (F, 6-8,
Perris HS - Perris, CA) ? have committed and formally accepted written
scholarship offers to attend LMU this fall.
The final three recruits of
the 2008-09 class brings the total number to eight for Bayno in his first
season, bringing more excitement for Bayno entering his first season of college
coaching since 2000.
"The addition of Jarred, Romaric and Kevin
completes a recruiting class that I am very pleased with," said Bayno. "Our
expectations our first year was to put together a class that can start us on the
right path to competing in the WCC. I think we exceeded expectations and I am
excited to get on the court with our team. We will be very young, but we have
the potential to be very exciting."
DuBois becomes the second player
from Westchester High School to join the Lions' program. The high school power,
no more than a mile from the LMU campus, had not sent a player to LMU in over 20
years. They have now sent one in consecutive years as DuBois joins redshirt
freshman and former teammate Isaiah Jenkins on the roster.
helped Westchester to a 29-5 record overall and 11-1 league play as a senior and
a 26-7 overall record as a junior. He is a two-time first-team All-Western
selection, a two-time Daily Breeze All-Area team selection and a two-time Los
Angeles All-City selection. He averaged around 16 points, three assists, four
rebounds and two steals in his
final two seasons at Westchester.
Lasme becomes another east coast recruit, joining Larry Davis and Vernon
Teel in this year's class. The 6-7 Lasme, brother of former UMass star and NBA
player Stephane Lasme, went to Winchendon School in Massachusetts. He was a key
component in a team that went to the NEPSAC finals. He was listed as one of the
top-10 prep players in Massachusetts and was a McDonald's All-American nominee
after averaging 13.0 points
per game plus 8.9 rebounds and 6.1 blocks per
The final recruit was a hidden gem discovered late by Bayno in
summer leagues. His performances at the Reebok All-American Camp and 2008
Fullcourt Press All-West Camp turned heads by top programs across the country
but the southern California product decided to stay close to home.
finished the season averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. His
final year of high school include three triple doubles as he totaled 499 points,
335 rebounds, 114 blocks, 66 assists and 59 steals on the season.
first triple-double on the season came in a 72-52 win over Cajon on Nov. 29,
2007 as he went for 16 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks. The 12 blocks were a
career best. Cajon was victim again on Jan. 21 when he went for 27 points, 16
rebounds and 10 blocks in a 61-45 win. His final triple-double came in a 90-78
win over Cathedral City. He went for 17 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks. The
20 rebounds was a career-best.
He went for more than 20 six times
including a career-best 31 twice. He went for 31 in a 82-67 win over Claremont
and two games later with for 31 in a 96-58 win over La Jolla Country Day.
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