Cal's 1999-00 Most Valuable Player, Lampley returns for his final season primed for his biggest year yet … an All-Pac-10 selection as a junior, he could challenge for national honors this year … seems to perform at his highest level on the national stage … voted MVP of the 1999 NIT and averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds during the 2000 NIT … serves a team co-captain with fellow senior Morgan Lingle … has a good shot at becoming Cal's all-time leading scorer by the end of the year, entering the season with 1,171 points and needing 518 more to overtake Lamond Murray's mark of 1,688 … has the ability to dominate a game with his enthusiasm, quickness and leaping ability ... in addition to his scoring and rebounding prowess, is also one of the top passing forwards in the country … his strength and athleticism make him a dangerous threat on the inside, but also has range out to the 15-18-foot area ... participated in Pete Newell's Big Man Camp over the summer ... has raised his field goal shooting every year at Cal, from 44.9% as freshman to 49.2% as a sophomore to 50.8% as a junior ... the first recruit signed by head coach Ben Braun at Cal in the fall of 1996.
As a Junior in 1999-2000: Lampley served as team captain during the '99-00 season … voted All-Pac-10 and first team NABC All-District ... was Cal's only returning starter from it's 1999 NIT championship team … paced the Bears in scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg), while also shooting better than 50 percent from the floor (50.8%) and dishing out 3.1 assists per game … scored at least 20 points 11 times, including a career-best 29 points at Oregon (11-19 FG, 7-10 FT) ... also had 28 points at Washington (11-15 FG, 6-8 FT) and 26 points vs. Houston (10-16 FG, 6-9 FT) ... ranks 17th on Cal's career scoring list with 1,171 points ... also 11th on Cal's career rebound list with 665 boards ... only the 11th player in Cal history (and the first since Brian Hendrick, 1990-93) to accumulated at least 1,000 points and 600 rebounds ... led Cal in scoring on 17 occasions and reached double digits in all but three games ... rated among the Top 10 in the Pac-10 in scoring, rebounding and field goal shooting ... named to the all-tournament team at the Top of the World Classic when he averaged 17.0 ppg and 8.7 rpg in leading the Bears to a second-place finish ... also voted all-tournament at the Golden Bear Classic ... had eight double-doubles on the year, including one when he had 14 points and 12 assists vs. Davidson ... the 12 assists are a record for a Cal forward and the most for any Cal player since 1995 ... finished the regular season in strong fashion with 21 points at Arizona State and 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists at Arizona ... in the NIT, had 20 points, 9 rebounds and six assists against Long Beach State, then added 21 points and 9 boards vs. Georgetown and 19 points and 12 rebounds at Wake Forest … for the season, ranked second on the team in assists with 103 and had at least four assists 14 times ... set a season high with 15 rebounds against Hofstra … tied for ninth on Cal's career blocks list with 55 ... had the eighth-highest scoring season in school history with 549 points.
As a Sophomore in 1998-99: Lampley had an outstanding postseason for the Bears, averaging 15.0 ppg and 9.4 rpg in five NIT games while leading Cal to the title ... voted tournament MVP after scoring 16 points in the semifinals against Oregon and 15 points in the championship game vs. Clemson ... best NIT game came in the first round against Fresno State when he finished with 28 points (7-13 FG, 14-18 FT) and added 14 rebounds ... the 28 points were the most for a Cal player in a postseason game since Leonard Taylor scored 32 points against Connecticut in the 1989 NIT ... also had 14 rebounds and a career-high three steals in a second round NIT win at DePaul ... sat out the 1998-99 season-opener after sustaining a partially torn ligament in his right hand during preseason workouts ... didn't seem to miss a beat as he had double-doubles in each of his first three game back, starting with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Eastern Washington Nov. 25 ... finished the season with 10 double-doubles, and the Bears were 8-2 in those contests ... had a huge outing during the regular-season game at DePaul Nov. 28 with 20 points and 14 rebounds ... improved on those numbers with 21 points and a career-best 18 boards vs. Houston Dec. 3 ... scored 14 of his 16 points and grabbed seven of his eight rebounds in the second half at BYU ... named MVP of the Golden Bear Classic after totaling 15 rebounds against Eastern Kentucky and dishing out eight assists vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ... nearly had a double-double against North Carolina with 14 points and nine boards ... played a key role in Cal's win over UCLA at home with 18 points and 11 rebounds ... scored 11 consecutive points during one stretch of the first half in Cal's victory over Arizona and finished with 20 points (9-13 FG, 2-5 FT) and 11 rebounds ... ended the regular season by scoring 21 points and adding 11 rebounds at Oregon ... ranked among the Top 10 rebounders in the country the first six weeks of the season and ended the year fifth in the Pac-10 in rebounding average with 8.8 per game ... also finished 10th in the conference in field goal shooting (49.2 percent).
As a Freshman in 1997-98: Lampley earned Pac-10 All-Freshman and honorable mention Freshman All-America (Basketball Weekly) honors during his first season with the Bears ... ranked second on the team in rebounding with 5.2 per game, but raised that to 6.3 rpg in Pac-10 games ... rated 11th in rebounding average in Pac-10 games, tops among all conference freshmen ... also averaged 8.8 ppg in league play, compared to 8.4 rpg overall ... showed dramatic improvement as the season progressed, averaging 5.5 ppg through the first 12 games, then raising that to 10.7 ppg over the last 15 contests ... led Cal in scoring and rebounding in both games against Arizona ... totaled 17 points and 10 boards vs. the Wildcats in Oakland, then had a season-high 21 points (9-13 FG, 3-3 FT) and eight rebounds in Tucson ... reached double figures in scoring 11 times, including five times in the last six games of the year ... best game during the early part of the season came at San Francisco Dec. 2 when he had a team-high 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3P) ... that performance earned him his first start at Houston a week later (9 points, 5 boards) ... did not start again until Jan. 31 against Arizona, but started the final 11 games of the year ... averaged 10.9 ppg and 7.4 rpg as a starter ... reached double digits in rebounding for the first time with 10 against Arizona State Jan. 29 and had at least 10 boards four other times, including a high of 12 at USC ... had three double-doubles - vs. Arizona (17-10), vs. Washington State (10-11) and vs. Oregon (11-10) ... scored 12 points (6-9 FG) and had eight rebounds in Cal's 17-point win over Washington Feb. 21 ... showed off his passing by accumulating 45 assists on the year (1.7 per game), with a high of five against USC Jan. 17 ... had one of his best all-around games of the year against the Trojans in Los Angeles Feb. 12 when he had nine points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks ... blocked a season-best three shots in the season-finale against Oregon and ended the year with 22, good for third on the team.
High School: Lampley averaged 12.9 ppg, 10.9 rpg and 3 bpg during an injury-shortened senior season at St. Francis DeSales HS ... missed much of 1996-97 with a broken bone in his foot, but recovered in time to return to action for the state playoffs ... team finished fourth in the Illinois state tournament in the Class A division ... rated as the No. 15 small forward in the country by Hoop Scoop and was an honorable mention All-America pick by Street & Smith's and Athlon ... a two-time all-state and all-area performer ... as a junior, averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 3.5 bpg ... once had a game with 38 points and 19 rebounds ... played football during his freshman year.
Personal: Sean James Lampley ... born Sept. 3, 1979 in Harvey, IL ... parents are Lee and Ivy Lampley ... comes from an athletic family, as his four older brothers all played basketball collegiately: Lemone at DePaul, Kevin at Aurora, Michael at Illinois-Chicago and Lee at Western Kentucky ... interdisciplinary studies major.