A behind-the-scenes look into the first couple days of new head coach Eric Konkol
Male and Femaile Play of the Year up for grabs
Speedy, Appleby and Hamilton were named second team All-Louisiana
White named District 11 Coach of the Year and backcourt trio named second team All-District 11
LA Tech's season comes to an end with 77-59 loss at Temple in NIT Quarterfinals
Bulldogs take down Aggies, 84-72, in College Station to advance to the NIT quarterfinals for a second straight season.
Coach White picked up win No. 100 and LA Tech extended its home winning streak to 30 in an 89-79 victory over CMU.
Bulldogs hang on for a 70-64 victory over the Owls to advance to the semifinals.
Seniors lead the way as LA Tech clinches outright C-USA regular season title with a 72-61 win over Southern Miss.
Bulldogs clinch third straight conference regular season title and 28th straight win at home in 76-66 victory.
2014-15 Second Team All-Conference USA
2014-15 Second Team NABC All-District 11
2014-15 Second Team All-Louisiana
2014-15 College Sports Madness Third Team All-Conference USA
2013-14 C-USA Preseason Player to Watch
2012-13 First Team All-WAC
2012-13 First Team NABC All-District 6
2012-13 First Team All-Louisiana
2012-13 CollegeInsider.com WAC Co-Player of the Year
2012-13 College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Year
2011-12 WAC Freshman of the Year
2011-12 Second Team All-WAC
2011-12 WAC All-Newcomer Team
2011-12 Seocnd Team All-Louisiana
2011-12 College Sports Madness WAC Freshman of the Year
2011-12 RoundBallDaily.com WAC Player of the Year
2014-15: Played in all 36 games with 35 starts ... Named second team All-Conference USA, second team All-Louisiana and second team NABC All-District 11 ... Totaled 537 points while averaging a team-best 14.9 points per game ... Finished career with 1,770 points, the sixth most in program history ... Became just the 16th Bulldog to score 1,500 career points ... Finished fifth in program history in attempted field goals, attempted three-pointers and made three-pointers ... Scored in double figures in 31 of the 36 games and was the team's leading scorer 16 times ... Produced eight 20-point scoring games ... Also averaged 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game ... Set career-high season totals in rebounding (97), assists (73) and steals (46) ... Finished 10th in program history in total steals with 138 ... Poured in game-high 26 points at Temple (11/17) ... Had a 20-point performance at Syracuse (12/14) ... Totaled 77 points in first three league games for an average of 25.6, starting with a season-high 30 points at Southern Miss (1/3) ... Went 11-of-20 from the field and 6-of-13 from beyond the arc against the Golden Eagles ... The 13 three-point field goal attempts was a new career high ... Backed that up with a 22-point effort at UTEP (1/8) and 25 points at UTSA (1/10) ... Earned C-USA and Louisiana Player of the Week honors after the two winning performances ... Had the No. 1 Play of the Day on ESPN's Sportscenter and Fox Sports Live with a posterizing baseline dunk on WKU's (1/29) George Fant ... Tied his career high of seven assists versus Marshall (1/31) ... Scored a game-high 23 points in regular season finale/senior night versus Southern Miss (3/5) ... Played a career-high 42 points in the overtime loss to UAB (3/13) in the C-USA Semifinals ... Registered 22 points, six rebounds and four steals in the NIT first round matchup against Central Michigan (3/17).
2013-14: Played in 25 games with 13 starts ... Was averaging a team-high 16.1 points per game with 13 of 16 games in double figures until he suffered ligament damage in his left ankle versus Florida Atlantic (1/9) ... The injury sidelined him for 49 days, returning versus Middle Tennessee (2/27) ... Finished the year with an average of 11.2 points per game as well as 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists ... Was the team's leading scorer in five games and produced six 20-plus point performances ... Shot a team-high 83 percent from the free throw line ... Cracked the top 10 list for career three-point field goals made and attempted ... Became the 35th Bulldog in program history to reach the 1,000 career points mark ... Did so in his home state at Central Arkansas (11/20) with a made free throw in the second half ... Despite scoring zero points in the opening round game, he notched a career-high seven assists versus UNCG (11/25) and then exploded for 26 in the semis against UIC (11/26) and 23 in the finals versus St. Bonaventure (11/27) to receive the Gulf Coast Showcase Tournament MVP ... Poured in a season-high 28 points at home against Northwestern State (12/11) with a season-high 12-of-21 shooting ... Had a quick eight points before going down with the injury versus FAU ... Averaged 8.2 minutes per game while coming off the bench in the final nine games ... Played 18 minutes in the NIT Quarterfinal at Florida State (3/26), scoring nine points.
2012-13: Played in 34 games with 32 starts ... Named first team All-WAC after being a preseason first team All-WAC selection in coaches and media polls ... Named first team All-District 6 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) ... Named first team All-LSWA ... Named CollegeInsider.com WAC Co-Player of the Year, College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Year and first team All-WAC ... Totaled 506 points with an average of 14.9 points per game, a team-high ... Points per game average was also fifth best in the WAC ... Registered 24 double-digit scoring games and was the team's leading scorer in 17 games ... Also averaged 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.3 minutes per game ... Opened the season with a 20-point effort at Texas A&M (11/9) ... Recorded a game-high 21 points against Southeast Missouri State (11/19) ... Netted 30 points the next night against Chattanooga (11/20) despite going out of the game with an ankle injury ... Rounded out the week with an 18-point performance to go along with three rebounds, a career-high two blocks and two steals versus Louisiana-Monroe (11/24) ... Named WAC Player of the Week and College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week (Week 3) ... Took home WAC Player of the Week again the next week after tallying 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting in just 27 minutes of action versus Southeastern Louisiana (11/28) and 45 hours later pouring in a career-high 34 points, tied for the most in a single game this season, while going an astounding 14-of-19 from the field and grabbing a season-high seven rebounds ... Also took home College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week and LSWA Player of the Week (Week 4) ... The 14 made field goals was a new career-high ... Hit the game-winning three-pointer at Utah State (1/26) giving the Bulldogs their first ever win in Logan in eight tries ... Matched a career-high of four assists against Texas State (2/9) ... Scored 28 points on 10-of-23 shooting at Idaho (2/16), the 23 attempts being a new career-high ... Also went a career-best 7-of-12 from beyond the arc ... Scored 27 points in the first round of the NIT at Florida State (3/19), the second most points scored by any player in the first round ... The 27 points also tied for the third most in Bulldog history in an NIT game and his 12 made field goals and 19 field goal attempts both set new program records in an NIT game.
2011-12: Named WAC Freshman of the Year, second team all-WAC and all-Newcomer WAC team ... CollegeSportsMadness.com named him the WAC Freshman of the Year ... Voted RoundballDaily.com WAC Player of the Year ... Selected to the second team all-state by the LSWA ... Played in 32 games with 22 starts ... His 446 points were the fifth most by a freshman in program history ... Led team in scoring with 13.9 points per game while also averaging 2.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per contest ... His 40.0 three-point percentage paced the team and is the highest by a freshman in school history ... Was second on the team in field goal and free throw percentage and third in steals ... Missed first two games of the season due to injury ... Scored 19 points in first significant action of the year at Louisiana Monroe (12/3) ... Had three-straight 20-plus point games with 26 against UALR (12/17), 22 against Northeastern (12/20) and 23 at Arkansas (12/22) ... Made 11 field goals against the Trojans (12/17) ... Attempted 22 shots against the Razorbacks (12/22) ... Scored 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting including 2-of-3 from three-point range and 6-for-6 at the free throw line at Hawaii (1/19) ... Named Player of the Week by the CollegeSportsMadness.com, Louisiana Sports Writers Association and WAC on Jan. 23 ... Played all 40 minutes and scored a season-high 30 points at New Mexico State (2/4) ... Named Co-LSWA Player of the Week on Feb. 6 ... Averaged 15.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game in the WAC Tournament ... Named to the WAC all-tournament team.
High School: Played basketball at Jacksonville High School ... Named all-conference two years ... Named to all-state team two years ... Averaged 26 points, 3 assist and 3 rebounds per game as a senior ... Coached by Victory Joyner, Terry Wilson and Roy Jackson ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Full name is Raheem Jamaal Appleby ... Nickname is 'Heem' ... Son of Stanley and Denise Appleby ... Has three brothers, Devin, Stan and Tyree, and one sister, Shakyla ... Born April 16, 1993 in Wichita Falls, Texas.