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Larry BlairClass: Senior
Previous School: Camden Military Academy
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
2006 (Jr.): 2006 Big South All-Conference first-team … 2005 VaSID All-State first-team, becoming just the second player in school history to garner University Division all-state honors twice in his career … co-captain with Rell Porter … his 679 points ranks as the third most points scored by a junior in school history…started all 30 games … led the team in 16 different statistical categories, including field goals (234), field goal attempts (579), three-point field goals (64), three-point field goal percentage (35.6), steals (61), assists (80) and points (679) … one of only two players to rank in eight or more different Big South Conference statistical categories including scoring (2nd), steals (3rd), free throw percentage (5th), three-point field goals (7th), defensive rebounds (12th), assists (13th) and three-point percentage (9th) … led the team in scoring in 20-straight games to close out the season and 28 out of 30 on the year … scored 20 or more points in 18 games, including 11 out of 16 Big South games … ranked 12th in the nation in points per game … ranked 69th in the nation in steals per game (2.0) … had six 30-point games with four against conference foes, including a career-high 38 points against High Point (1/3) … four times played all 40 minutes of a game (12/19, 1/7, 1/14, 2/20) … set nine career game highs including points, assists (10), field goals (13) and free throws made (10) … set a school record for most minutes played (1,101), passing Kenny Gunn who played 1,085 minutes in 1983 … collected a double-double against Cincinnati Christian (11/21) with 23 points and 10 assists … scored 26 points and hit 4-of-9 three-point field goals at seventh-ranked Kentucky (11/25) … collected second double-double of the season against VMI (2/2) when he scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds … scored 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting against UNC Asheville (2/6) … scored 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting and 10-of-11 from the free throw line against Winthrop (2/20) … scored 31 points on 10-of-17 shooting at High Point (2/25) … named Big South Player of the Week on February 26th … scored 25 points in 39 minutes of action at top-seeded Winthrop during the quarterfinals of the Big South Championship (2/28).
2005 (So.): 2005 Big South All-Conference first-team … 2005 VaSID All-State second-team, becoming just the fourth player in school history to garner University Division all-state honors … his 464 points scored ranks as the third most points scored by a sophomore in school history … played in all 28 games, starting 27 contests … led the team in eight different statistical categories, including field goals (168), field goal attempts (388), three-point field goals (48), three-point field goal percentage (35.3), steals (49) and points (464) … finished the season ranked in eight of the 12 statistical categories that the Big South Conference ranks, including scoring (2nd), free throw percentage (5th), steals (5th), three-point field goal percentage (7th), defensive rebounds (8th), three-point field goals (8th), field goal percentage (12th) and rebounding (15th) … reached double figures in 22 of the team's 28 contests, including 14 out of 17 games against Big South opponents … poured in 20 or more points in nine games, including two 30-point performances … 15 points, six rebounds and four assists at Western Carolina (12/1) … 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting, while adding six rebounds and five assists against Shenandoah (12/4) … netted a then career-high 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range and 6-of-7 from the free throw line against Old Dominion (12/7) … 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field at 10th-ranked N.C. State (12/11) … named Big South Player of the Week on December 13th … recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-best 14 rebounds against UNC Greensboro (12/18) … 30 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the field, marking a career high in field goals, while shooting 4-of-9 from three-point range against 23rd-ranked Maryland (12/28) … 25 points at High Point (1/5), which was aided by 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range … 11 points and seven rebounds against UNC Asheville (1/22) … 20 points and five assists against VMI (1/24) … 16 points, five rebounds and a season-best four steals against High Point (2/1) … 19 points and eight rebounds against Charleston Southern (2/12) … 23 points, nine rebounds and a then career-best eight assists at UNC Asheville (2/24) … 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line against seventh-seeded Charleston Southern in the quarterfinals of the Big South Basketball Championship (3/1).
2004 (Fr.): 2004 Big South Freshman of the Year, becoming the first player in school history to receive the honor … 2004 Big South All-Freshman selection … 2004 Big South All-Conference second-team honoree … three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (12/8, 12/15, 2/9)… 2004 Big South All-Tournament … set a new school record for freshman scoring with 437 points scored … ranked second on the team and eighth in the Big South in scoring (13.2 points per game) … fourth on the team and 10th in the conference in steals (1.61 steals per game) … third on the team and 15th in the Big South in three-point field goal percentage (32.5) … led the team and ranked sixth in the Big South in three-point field goals (1.91 per game) … led the team in scoring in 11 games … led the team in rebounding once … led the team in assists six times … led the team in steals 12 times … finished third on the team in blocked shots (16), despite being the third shortest player on the team … his 53 steals was the third most ever by a freshman … his 63 three-point field goals was the third most in school history … ranked third on the team in free throw shooting percentage (71.4) … reached double figures 23 times, including nine times with 20 or more points scored … 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Canisius at the Great Alaska Shootout (11/27) … 28 points against Virginia Intermont, which was aided by a perfect 6-for-6 performance behind the three-point line and a new Vines Center three-point field goal shooting percentage record (12/5) … 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field at Iowa State (12/13) … 16 points at Old Dominion (12/18) … 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range against fifth-ranked Arizona at the Fiesta Bowl Classic (12/28) … 20 points against Valparaiso at the Fiesta Bowl Classic, helping him earn a spot on the Fiesta Bowl Classic All-Tournament team … 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting at Coastal Carolina in his first-ever Big South game (1/3) … 23 points, which was aided by a 4-for-8 performance from three-point range against High Point (1/10) … 22 points, including four treys and a perfect 6-for-6 performance from the line at Radford (1/14) … 23 points and a season-high eight rebounds at UNC Asheville (2/4) … 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field against fourth-seeded Coastal Carolina (3/4) in the semifinals of the Big South Championship … netted a season-high 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 7-of-11 from three-point range in one of the most stellar individual games in school history to lead the Flames to an 89-44 win over second-seeded High Point (3/6) in the title game of the Big South Championship … set a new Vines Center record and accounted for the second most three-point field goals in school history with his seven treys against High Point.
Prep: Graduated from Camden Military Academy in Camden, S.C. … averaged 24.6 points per game as junior, while adding 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per contest … drew national attention with his performance at several AAU competitions, including the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions where he averaged 33.0 points per game … continued to excel at the AAU National Tournament in Orlando where he led the Charlotte Nets during the team's competition held at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in July 2002 … Prep Recruiting Services rated Blair as the 140th player in the class of 2003 and Hoop Scoop had the senior ranked 141st overall and third-best player in the state of South Carolina … averaged 33.0 ppg at the Tournament of Champions as well as the leading scorer at the 17-under AAU National Tournament.
Personal: Son of Larry and Jessie Blair … birthday is July 26 … majoring in sport management.