Georgetown Basketball History: The Top 100
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97. Larry Long
AB 1977
Hometown: Washington DC
High School: Mackin Catholic
Position: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Years on Team: 1973-77
Highlights:
#34, Rebounds
Career Points By Decade, #13
Team Captain, 1977


The prototypical small forward of the mid 1970;'s, "Larry Long is a man after my own heart," wrote John Thompson in 1974. "He's a real competitor. Larry doesn't like to lose."

Long played every game of his freshman year, averaging 7.1 points per game with a career high 25 points versus Boston College. Injured in a game versus St. Joseph's, Long began a difficult run of nearly three seasons hampered with various injuries.

In his sophomore season, Long averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as Georgetown made its first NCAA appearance in 32 years. Throughout the season, Long battled through a rash of ankle, thigh, and knee injuries, and was forced to undergo knee surgery in the summer of 1976 as a result.

Long's junior year was tempered by a 11 game absence to begin the season due to academics, then battled tendinitis and the flu. Off the bench, Long contributed 7.4 points per game on 42 percent shooting as the Hoyas won its second straight ECAC crown.

Selected captain his senior season, Long continued a strong "sixth man" role, finishing third on the team in rebounds and shooting 44 percent from the field. His last two games showed a glimpse of what his career might have been like without the injuries, as Long collected 28 rebounds in post-season games with Old Dominion and Virginia Tech. He finished his career ranked 10th all time in rebounds with 469.

Long was named to the U.S. All Star team at the conclusion of the 1977 season.

 


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1973-74 24 74 178 41.5 25 38 65.7 144 6.0 173 7.1
1974-75 25 104 252 41.2 28 39 70.9 156 6.2 236 9.4
1975-76 14 42 99 42.4 19 24 79.2 66 4.7 103 7.4
1976-77 22 56 125 44.8 16 23 69.6 103 4.7 128 5.9
Total 85 276 654 42.2 78 124 62.9 469 5.5 640 7.5

Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

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Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played Not Recorded Not Recorded
Points 25 (3/2/74) 0 (under research)
Field Goals Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Field Goals Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Free Throws Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
Offensive Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Total Rebounds 15 (3/4/1977) 0 (under research)
Assists Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
Turnovers Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
Blocked Shots Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
Steals Not Recorded* Not Recorded*
* Individual game totals for these statistics not reflected in box scores.

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