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Stromile Swift
Drafted by Vancouver Grizzlies in Round 1, pick 2

Allsport
Position: Power Forward
College: LSU
Conference: SEC
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Age:
Birthdate: 11/21/79
High School: Fair Park, Shreveport, La.

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Check out Stromile Swift in action

LSU fans were keeping their fingers crossed that Swift would stay in school, as he said he would when asked -- repeatedly -- during the NCAA tournament. But anyone who has seen "Stro" play knows he's ready for the next level, as he finally decided in early May. At 6-9, 225 pounds, Swift is one of the most mobile, athletic forwards to play in the college game in years. He has a variety of moves to the basket, but he can get there through sheer talent, either by blowing past slower defenders or leaping over them. Last season, he was as close to an unstoppable scorer as there was in the Southeastern Conference -- generally considered the country's toughest league. Swift was a unanimous All-SEC pick after averaging 16.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and shooting 60 percent from the field. He blocked a league-high 95 shots. Swift helped lead LSU to one of its best seasons ever; the Tigers won 28 games, second most in school history, and played in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 for the first time in 13 years. The Tigers also went from sixth place to first in the SEC's Western Division in one season.

Career Statistics
Seasons  FGs  PCT  3-pts  PCT  FTs  PCT  RPG  APG  BLK  STL  PTS  AVE 
'98-99
'99-00
Totals
16
34
50
45-110
208-342
253-452
.409
.608
.560
1-8
7-25
8-33
.125
.280
.242
30-50
127-206
157-256
.600
.617
.613
4.3
8.2
7.0
0.3
0.9
0.7
35
95
130
15
50
65
121
550
671
7.6
16.2
13.4
 

Sophomore Season

  • Third team All-America
  • Co-MVP of the SEC
  • Third in the SEC in scoring
  • Blocked 95 shots -- the fourth-highest single-season total in school histoty (only Shaquille O'Neal, in each of his three seasons, has more)
  • Swift is second on the career block list for the school (trailing only Shaq)
  • Lead the SEC in FG percentage (60.8) and that ranked fourth in the nation

    Freshman Season

  • Missed the first semester
  • Only wound up playing in 16 games
  • Blocked 11 shots in a triple-OT game against Alabama, one short of the school record (12 - Shaq in '90)

    Notables

  • McDonald's All-American in HS
  • Nickname is "Stro" given to him by his mother, Mary Swift


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