Provided by Coach Yancy Dodson
4x All-League (all 1st Team)
4x All-County (3 1st Team)
3x All-CIF (all 1st Team)
4x All-State (2x 1st team)
Broke Poly HS Career Records:
Poly hadn’t won a League Championship in 15 years (2005-2020), until this year.
Poly hadn’t been to a CIF Championship Game in 35 years (1983-2018), Lamont led us to 2 in 3 years including this past year in Division 1.
Led the team to its 1st State Tournament win in school history.
Will attend San Diego State (#4 ranked team in the country and likely would’ve been a #1 seed in Tournament) on a full athletic scholarship.
Lamont achieved all of these individual and team athletic accomplishments while maintaining a 4.33 GPA. While most seniors are taking “underwater basket weaving” their senior year, Lamont’s senior year class schedule included the highest level of Math class we offer on campus, Multivariable Calculus…in which he got an A!
Even in the time you’ve watched, interviewed, been around, or heard about Lamont, you know his humble nature and outstanding character are traits to be emulated. Having been around Lamont, I can personally attest to the purity of those things!
Today (Friday, May 22nd) is technically the last day of school. Drive thru graduation for Lamont is next Tuesday (done alphabetically by last name over 3 days). Which means all that I’ve said in this email are Lamont’s high school career accomplishments…at 17 years of age (he turns 18 on June 9th). If there was ever a high school athlete who others should attempt to emulate…it’s him.
The IE is very underrated with our talent. So when we are able to show it, we really show it. There’s a lot of players that you probably don’t know about that are extremely good at whatever sport they’re in. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
I’m more of a "show you" type of leader. I’m going to show you how to work hard. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Just finding that niche to where you and the coach can be together and you can learn the coach’s nabs and picks. You just add it to your game and just be comfortable with it. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Being on the road and thinking about this test and having to worry about homework, it’s going to be a big challenge. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
I like to win and I’m used to winning so taking that into San Diego is a big thing. My main goal is to really get to the tournament and go as far as possible. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
It’s extremely weird that I can’t do what I’ve been doing all my life, consistently. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
I’m just blessed to be able to say that I can be up in San Diego for four years. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Stay humble. Don’t ever trying to burn bridges with a coach because you never know where that coach is going to end up one day. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Always give it your best. A lot of coaches won’t see you as much - especially East Coast coaches. West Coast, whenever they see you, you just have to give it your hardest, your best and make a great impression on all coaches. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Keep your grades right too. As long as that happens, your athletic career can thrive as well. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Always try to keep your grades at the highest point you can get because that is just going to open up the scholarship opportunities and the more colleges can get to you. If your GPA is low, you limit yourself to 2 or 3 colleges. @lbutl999 @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit