LA Tech Basketball produced a historic year
Southern Miss downs LA Tech 63-52
Bulldogs fall in quarterfinals of WAC Tournament
Bulldog basketball vs Nevada in Saturday night action 1/28/2012 Thomas Assembly Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA (Photo by Donny Crowe) ©Louisiana Tech University
LA Tech hosted Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 17, 2011 in men's basketball.
LA Tech men's basketball against Mississippi College Choctaws in 2011-12 season opener.
2012-13: Played in all 34 games while starting in 33 of them ... Named to the WAC All-Defensive Team ... Totaled 171 points on 5.0 points per game ... Led the team in rebounding with an average of 5.3 and was the team's leading rebounder in 14 games with 10 of them being double-digit performances ... Led the team and the WAC in blocks per game with an average of 2.7 per game while tallying 92 on the season, setting the sophomore record and tying Willie Simmons (84-85) for the most ever in a single season ... His 2.7 blocks per game ranked 15th in NCAA Division I ... Registered at least three blocks in 20 games ... Had his first double-digit scoring performance against Southeastern Louisiana (11/28) with 10 points ... Dished out a career-high five assists at Georgia State (11/30) to go along with five points, five rebounds and five blocks ... Pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds, including 10 offensive, at Northwestern State (12/4) ... Recorded his first double-double at McNeese State (12/12) with 10 points and 13 boards, one of only two double-doubles by a Bulldog on the season ... Almost had another double-double in the following game at UALR (12/17) with eight points and 10 rebounds ... Saw his most action of the season versus Denver (12/29) with 31 minutes of play that included eight points and eight rebounds ... Blocked a season-high six shots at Texas State (1/10) ... Registered a career-high three steals against UTSA (2/7) ... Scored a season-high 11 points versus Central Baptist (2/20) in just 10 minutes of action ... Blocked three shots in the second round of the NIT at Southern Miss (3/25), tying for the second most blocks ever in an NIT game.
2011-12: Played in 33 games while starting two ... Averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game ... Set program's freshman record with 60 blocks on the season passing Paul Millsap's mark of 52 set in 2003-04 season ... Ended season eighth on school's career block list ... Grabbed seven rebounds, scored five points and blocked three shots against Mississippi College (11/13) ... Blocked five shots and pulled down five rebounds at UT-Arlington (11/19) ... Scored 10 points against Maryland Eastern Shore (11/25) and Portland State (11/26) ... Named to the Jim Thorpe Classic all-tournament team (11/25-27) ... Blocked seven shots against Northeastern (12/20) ... The seven blocks are tied for the third most in a game in Bulldog history and for the fourth most in Thomas Assembly Center history ... Scored career-high 12 points, blocked five shots and grabbed five rebounds against Central Arkansas (2/18) ... Pulled down five rebounds and blocked three shots in WAC Tournament Championship game against New Mexico State (3/10).
High School: Attended Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas for one year ... Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks ... Led team to 21-3 record ... Coached by Carlos Wilson ... Lettered four years at Lancaster High School in Dallas, Texas ... Helped lead team to 36-3 record and Texas class 4A state championship game ... Averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks per game ... Named first team all-District 15-4A ... Coached by Ferrin Douglas.
Personal: Michale D. Kyser... Nickames are 'Mike' and 'Deezy' ... Son of Myshell Kyser ... Has four brothers, T.J., Bruce, Frank and D.J. ... Cosidered Iowa, Lamar, Pepperdine and Cambell before deciding on Louisiana Tech ... Played on AAU team Dallas Showtyme ... Born Nov. 26, 1991 in Victoria, Texas.