#2 Deion Lavender

Pos. G
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 205
Yr. R-Sr.
Hometown Alton, Ill.
High School [Prev. School] Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]

Graduate transfer who has one year of eligibility remaining in 2018-19.

UAB: Played two seasons (2016-18) for the Blazers, appearing in 52 games ... started 14 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2016-17 ... led UAB and ranked eighth in Conference USA with 3.4 assists/game in 2016-17 ... also ranked ninth in the conference that season in assist/turnover ratio ... averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 2016-17, while also finishing second on the team with 25 steals.

Southern Illinois: Played one season (2014-15) for the Salukis ... appeared in 32 games as a freshman ... started on 13 occasions ... averaged 6.6 points/game and raised his scoring average to 8.6 points/game within MVC play, good for third on the team ... scored in double figures in seven of SIU's final 10 games, averaging 11.2 points/game over that 10-game stretch.

Prep: Played for Marquette Catholic H.S. in Alton, Ill. ... averaged 25.5 points/game as a high school senior ... led his team to a 22-7 overall record and regional championship as a senior.

Personal: Son of DeLeon Lavender.