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  Dathan Lyles

Dathan Lyles

Player Profile


Lima, Oh.

High School:
Lima Senior HS

Last College:
Salt Lake City Community College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175



Pan African Studies

2010-11 Season (Senior)
Played in 32 games (31 as a starter, second-best for a single season in school history) ... Enjoyed career-bests in points (16), field goals (7) and assists (9) vs Vanguard (11/20/10) ... Also collected a career-high nine assists against Cal State Fullerton (1/15/11) ... Collected a career-high five steals against Santa Clara (12/22/10) ... Collected seven assists with no turnovers in CSUN's 88-66 victory over DePaul (11/26/10) ... Fifth in the conference in assist/turnover ratio at 1.79 and tenth in assists (3.28 apg) ... Voted CSUN's Dr. Dish Award and the Captain's Award.

2009-10 Season (Junior)
Played 24 games as a reserve point-guard ... Started five games.

Salt Lake Community College
Helped lead SLCC to the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship ... Averaged 9.6 points and led the team in steals (78, 2.1 spg) during the 2008-09 season ... His 188 assists (3.2 apg) were second-best on the team ... Hit .374 (43-for-115) from three-point territory ... Lyle's scoring totals helped SLCC to a 31-6 overall record, and a first place finish in District "A" and Regional 18 ... In the semifinals of the national championship tournament, Lyles scored 17 points in a 78-73 upset victory over top-ranked Chipola College ... Although playing with a sprained ankle in the first half, Lyles played his best game of the tournament ... Besides the 17 points, Lyles hit 3-of-5 shots from three-point territory, and collected two assists and two steals ... In the national tournament opener against Shelton Community College, Lyles produced 12 points along with seven assists ... His best point total of the year was a 19-point effort against Snow College ... In a later game against Snow, Lyle produced a season-high nine rebounds ... Had season-highs in assists (11 against Eastern Utah College), steals (6 vs Garden City College) and rebounds (9 vs Snow) ... During his freshman season (2006-07) at SLCC, averaged 12.4 points ... His 32-of-84 three-point attempts for .381 percent ... Redshirted during the 2007-08 campaign ... Helped lead SLCC to a 55-11 in two seasons.

Lima Senior High School
Averaged 16.8 points per game during his senior season.

Matador Memo
Parents are Lenar and David Lyles ... Comes from a big family ... Lyles has nine brothers and sisters all of whom have their first names starting with the letter "D" ... Lyles can easily name all his siblings (five brothers, four sisters) - DaVida, Damon, Demond, Devon, Danielle, Dramanye, Denzel, Deidre and Darcia ... Lists his favorite professional athletes as LeBron James and Chris Paul ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Favorite television show is First 48 Hours ... Loves pizza but stays away from shrimp ... Favorite solo artist is Drake ... Chose Cal State Northridge because it was a great fit, and has established a good bond with the coaches and players ... His greatest sports moment was winning the NJCAA national championship at Salt Lake Community College ... The best thing about being a student-athlete is "keeping your body in shape" ... Dathan picked uniform #10 because of the ten kids in his family plus his mom and dad ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to eat and relax ... When he has time to relax, Dathan listens to music, watches television, and talks on the phone ... If Dathan was president of the NCAA for one day, he would pay college athletes ... His favorite websites are YouTube, Facebook, and ... The person in history he would most like to meet is President Obama ... Wouldn't mind being stranded on a desert island with loved ones ... Would like to switch places for a day with everybody who plays in the NBA ... Would like to have dinner with Meagan Good and Alicia Keys ... If he was forced to listen to one CD the rest of his life, it would be - The Carter III ... If Dathan had one million dollars, he would invest his money in McDonalds and houses ... The best advice he ever received was "as long as you have Jesus, everything is ok" ... His advice to young people - "All things are possible, and determine what you want to do in life" ... No one knows, according to Dathan, how much he wants to succeed, strive for the best and never settle for anything less ... The title of his autobiography would be "Struggle to Success" ... Dathan can't imagine going a week without talking to his mom or family ... The one thing that always makes him smile - the opportunity to play basketball ... His greatest hero is God ... Pan African Studies major.

Dathan Lyles - Career Highs
Points - 16 vs Vanguard (11/20/10)
Field Goals - 7 vs Vanguard (11/20/10)
3-Point Field Goals - 3 vs Pacific (12/28/10)
Free Throws - 5 vs UC Santa Barbara (2/24/11)
Rebounds - 4 (4 games)
Assists - 9 (2 games)
Blocks - 1 (2 games)
Steals - 5 vs Santa Clara (12/22/10)