Lamar Hurd

Lamar won three high school state titles in Texas, and led Heritage Christian Academy to a top-25 national ranking his senior season. He graduated as the class valedictorian, with a 3.9 GPA.

He was the starting point guard for Oregon State University from 2002-2006; he received All-Pac 10 Honors, shared the team's MVP award, and was named to the Pac-10 All Academic first team. In 2005, he captained an Athletes In Action team that traveled to East Asia. His overall impact at Oregon State may best be summed up by his winning of the Pac-10 medal in 2006: this annual award is given to only one male and female student-athlete at each of the conference's institutions who best exemplifies excellence on and off the playing field.

Lamar followed his college career by playing professionally in Germany's 1st division, considered to be one of Europe's top professional basketball leagues. In 2007, Lamar decided to stop playing professional basketball in order to work with kids, and he has been doing so ever since. From 2007-2009, Lamar served as the Director of Basketball at The Hoop in Beaverton, and from 2009-2012 he co-owned All In One Basketball.

In the spring of 2008, Lamar was part of Oregon State's 4-man hiring committee that landed Craig Robinson as the head men's basketball coach. Lamar was also part of the Oregon State hiring committee in the spring of 2014 that assigned Wayne Tinkle as the new head men's basketball coach.

From 2008-2011, Lamar served as a primary college basketball analyst for Fox Sports Northwest and Root Sports. With these networks, Lamar provided commentary and basketball insight for their studio show, College Hoops Northwest, and also live at Oregon State University men's basketball games.

In 2012, Lamar began broadcasting games for the Pac 12 Network, and in 2014 he also began broadcasting games for ESPN. In 2016, Lamar became the television analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lamar graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Communications. Contact Lamar