#24 Richard LaFleur
Pos: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Major: Liberal Studies
Parents: Jeff & Denise
Birthday: July 8
Hometown: Escondido, CA

Previous School: Palomar College

High School: Escondido

2011-12:  Returning from a redshirt season, he provides another big body up front and quality depth down low…will play at the four where his rebounding and defense should confound opponents…he is most effective with his back to the basket…he can also go outside and shoot the three-ball…as a fifth-year player, he'll bring stability and leadership.

2010-11:  Redshirted

2009-10:The junior transfer gave the squad a viable, low-post option off the bench, averaging nearly 12 minutes an outing…was very effective at the offensive end, converting nearly 60% of his shots…started the first three games of the campaign and came through with a pair of double-figure performances, including a season-high 14 points vs. Southwestern of Arizona on 11/20/09 when he went 6-7 from the field…hit all five of his shot attempts in an 11-point effort at Holy Names on 12/18/09…equaled that total vs. Pt. Loma Nazarene on 2/27/10 when he also hit a pair of three-pointers.

Palomar College: A two-year performer for the Comets, he played in all of the team's 57 games over that period…in 2007-08, he averaged 6.9ppg and 4.6rpg while shooting 54.5% from the field…he followed that up a year later by almost doubling his scoring output to 12.9ppg and leading the squad in field goal percentage (61%), rebounding(5.8rpg), and blocked shots (13)…scored in double figures 22 times and tallied a career-high 21 points vs. Grossmont on 1/10/2009.

Escondido HS: Played three varsity seasons for Coach Paul Baldwin and the Cougars…valuable contributor on 2006-07 squad that went 25-6 overall and won the Valley League with an unblemished 12-0 record.