Postgame notes following UTA's NIT victory over BYU
Appeared in 28 games and started 27...team's 3rd-leading scorer at 12.7 and averaged 11.1 in conference games...ranked among conference leaders in scoring (14th), 3-point field goals (2.0) and minutes played (30.8)...his 57 3-point field goals tied for 17th and 181 attempts are eighth on UTA's all-time single season lists...167 career 3-pointers is 5th in the UTA all-time list...scored in double figures 19 times and did so in 6 of the last 9 games...19 points, career-high 8 rebounds in another career-high 44 minutes at UTSA...season-high 22 points (6-12 FGs, 5-8 3FGs) at Tulsa...20 points off the bench at Marshall in 27 minutes...missed Montana game due to a muscle strain in his left leg suffered in pregame warmups...missed UCA game after a death in his family...career-high tying 6 3's and a career-high 13 3FGAs vs. Denver...attempted at least 7 3's 10 times...shot at least 40% from 3-point range 10 times.
Played in 9 games and averaged 12.3 points per game before a thumb injury ended his season... applied for and was granted a medical hardship from the NCAA... hit the game-winning shot in a road victory against Wichita State... hit the game-clinching 3-point basket in the Mavericks road victory against Arkansas-Little Rock. 2006-07 (Sophomore)
Struggled early in season after missing the first two games following preseason injury... shot 50 pecent or better in just one game during season - a 26-point performance in the Mavs' 110-103 win at Texas State Feb. 3... was second on squad with 47 3-pointers... needs 13 3-pointers to move in career top 10... third on team with 22 steals last season... ranked sixth on squad with 8.3 points per game... member of SLC Men's Basketball All-Academic Honorable Mention Team.
Appeared in all 30 games as a freshman...averaged 6.3 points a contest and was third on the team with 43 three-point field goals made...also finished second on the team in free-throw shooting, making 86.8 percent...hot an amazing 91.3 percent from the charity stripe in conference play...scored a season-high 15 points, nailing four treys...went 3-of-4 from behind the arc on his way to 12 points in a 94-91 overtime victory at San Diego...grabbed a season-high six rebounds in a victory over Texas-Tyler.
Long earned all-conference in the SICA East and all-area after averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for Thornton High School as a senior...he led the team with 50 three-pointers and was named to the all-tournament at the Big Dipper XXXII Holiday Tournament after leading the Wildcats with 25 points, including six three-point field goals, in the championship game...as a junior, he averaged 18.1 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game for Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields...he led the team with 70 three-pointers and helped RCHS to the SICA South Conference Championship...he averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds for RCHS as a sophomore in 2003 to earn all-conference honors...he averaged 22.0 points per game at the 17-and-under Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Nationals in 2004...academically, Long has maintained a 4.0 grade-point-average as a senior and was a member of the Honor Roll for three consecutive seasons...Long is the first non-Texas signee in four years and the first Chicagoland signee since Shawn Talley and Willie Wright in 1992-93.
Born July 29, 1987, in Evergreen Park, Ill....son of Clara and Lee Long...is undecided on his major.
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