OREGON STATE 2004-2005:Lamar has played in all 56 games of his Oregon State career...a good ballhandler who has the ability to get his teammates the ball in scoring situations...at his current pace he would finish his OSU career third for career assists with 486 -- only Gary Payton (1987-90, 938) and George Tucker (1974-77, 525) have more than Hurd's projected total...continues to make strides on the offensive end...arguably OSU's top point guard since Payton.
2003-2004: Hurd started all 28 games as a sophomore and led the team for minutes played at 34.2 per game -- only Ike Diogu of Arizona State and Desmon Farmer of USC averaged more minutes in the Pac-10...he was the conference's leader for assist-turnover ratio at 2.8-to-1...he upped his assist total from his true freshman season (28 games each) from 105 to 138 and lowered his turnover total from 66 to 59...also improved from 20 to 37 steals...scored in double figures in four games for the season, including matching his career-high with 13 points in a victory over Oregon...played 40-plus minutes in three games, including 45 in a double overtime contest vs. Portland...registered his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists (0 turn.) in the win over the Ducks...also had 10 assists vs. Washington...finished second in the Pac-10 for assists per game at 4.9...his 138 assists for the season ranks as the fourth-highest total by a Beaver sophomore...in a six-game early season conference stretch (USC, UO, WSU, UW, UA, ASU) he had 40 assists and seven turnovers...had a streak of 89:08 without a turnover during a late season Pac-10 Conference stretch...named to the Pac-10's honorable mention All-Academic Team...awarded the program's Slats Gill Award for pride at the conclusion of the season.
2002-2003: Hurd was among the top freshmen in the conference, earning honorable mention All-Freshman acclaim...started all 28 games and averaged 33.4 minutes, the most in the league by a freshman...averaged a team-high 3.8 assists, seventh in the Pac-10...recorded 105 assists for the season, the third-highest mark in the history of the OSU program for a freshman, trailing only Gary Payton (1987/229) and Carson Cunningham (1997/126)...his 934 minutes played ranks second in the history of the program by a Beaver freshman, behind only Payton's 1,115...shot .333 (17-51) from the field over the first 12 games, before improving to .465 (47-101) over the final 16 -- averaged 7.5 points over those 16 games, compared to 4.9 in the previous 12...scored a career-high 13 points in games at Oregon and at USC...had seven 7-plus assists games, including a career-high eight vs. Seattle...shared or led the team for assists in 16 of 28 games...named the program's Lew Beck Award recipient for the top newcomer.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN Hurd averaged 9.8 points, 9.7 assists, and eight rebounds as a senior for a team that recorded a 30-7 record...he was a first team all-district and all-state selection as a senior...ranked as the number two point guard in the Houston area by one recruiting service...the Texas Hoops publication ranked him among the top-20 players in the state, and the HoopScoop tabbed him the 90th best player in the nation...Heritage Christian played as an independent and thus did not compete for the traditional state title...Hurd dealt 32 assists in one game as a senior.
PERSONAL Born in Houston...son of Lascelles and Marlene Hurd...has two brothers, Khari and Richard...graduated from Heritage Christian with a 3.80 GPA and was the senior class vice president and valedictorian...hobbies include interacting with children...Tim Mayes of Richmond and Cedrick Hensley of Houston are former Heritage Christian teammates...majoring in liberal arts...chose OSU because "I have a great opportunity to make a major impact."
GAMES OF NOTE Feb. 20, 2003 at Washington -- Hurd hit 4 of 6 field goal attempts, and connected on two free throws in the victory in Seattle...for the game, he scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three assists.
March 1, 2003 vs. USC -- Lamar played all 40 minutes in a crucial victory over the Trojans, clinching a spot in the Pac-10 Tournament...his totals included eight points, six assists and six rebounds.
Jan. 10, 2004 vs. Oregon -- Lamar had arguably his best game of his career when he scored 13 points, dished 10 assists and had zero turnovers in a victory over the Ducks...he was 5-for-7 from the field and added seven rebounds.
CAREER-HIGHS Points:13, three times (@ UO, @ USC, vs. UO) Rebounds: 8 at Portland (12/7/02) Assists:10, twice (vs. UO, vs. UW) Blocked Shots:1, many times Steals:3, six times Field Goals:5, twice (@ UO, vs. Boise State) Field Goals Att.:12 (vs. Kansas St., @ ASU) 3-Pt FGS: 2 at Arizona (1/22/04) 3-Pt FGS Att.:5 at Arizona (1/22/04) Free Throws:7 at IPFW (12/20/02) FT Att.:8 at IPFW (12/20/02) Minutes: 45 vs. Portland (11/25/03)