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Orlando Lightfoot
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 09/16/2008
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Lightfoot put the ball in the basket better than anyone ever has at Idaho. The all-time leading scorer for both Idaho and the Big Sky Conference, Lightfoot dropped 2,102 points in his career from 1991-94. Lightfoot’s name is a common occurrence in the Idaho record book with 13 bearing his name. He holds three of Idaho’s top four single-season scoring performances with the top mark of 715 points in 1993, and four of the top six single-game performances, which includes an unforgettable 50-point outburst against Gonzaga in 1993 the only 50-point game in school history. Lightfoot’s career scoring total is 500 points more than the second-best mark, even though he only played three seasons for the Vandals. He is the only player in Idaho history to average more than 20 points per game in a career and his 23.1 average is nearly four points per game better than the next best total. He made 813 field goals in his career nobody else has come close to 700. Lightfoot was a two-time Big Sky Most Valuable Player (1993 and 1994), was the Big Sky Top Newcomer in 1992 and was a Big Sky All-Conference First Team selection all three years. He led the Vandals to a 24-8 record and a Big Sky title in 1993. He was also a two-time Sports Illustrated national player of the week on Feb 17, 1992 and Feb. 15, 1993. He led the Vandals to a 60-32 record in his career. After Idaho, he enjoyed a solid career playing professionally in Europe from 1994-2007, where he earned spots in numerous all-star games and all-league teams.

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