Orlando Lightfoot


Lightfoot put the ball in the basket better than anyone ever has at Idaho. The all-time leading scorer for Idaho and the Big Sky Conference, Lightfoot dropped 2,102 points in his career from 1991-94. Lightfoot’s name is a common occurrence in the Idaho record book with 13 bearing his name.

He holds three of Idaho’s top four single-season scoring performances with the top mark of 715 points in 1993, and four of the top six single-game performances, which includes an unforgettable 50-point outburst against Gonzaga in 1993 – the only 50-point game in school history. Lightfoot’s career scoring total is 500 points more than the second-best mark, even though he only played three seasons for the Vandals.

He is the only player in Idaho history to average more than 20 points per game in a career and his 23.1 average is nearly four points per game better than the next best total. He made 813 field goals in his career – nobody else has come close to 700. Lightfoot was a two-time Big Sky Most Valuable Player (1993 and 1994), was the Big Sky Top Newcomer in 1992 and was a Big Sky All-Conference First Team selection all three years.

He led the Vandals to a 24-8 record and a Big Sky title in 1993. He was also a two-time Sports Illustrated national player of the week on Feb 17, 1992 and Feb. 15, 1993. He led the Vandals to a 60-32 record in his career. After Idaho, he enjoyed a solid career playing professionally in Europe from 1994-2007, where he earned spots in numerous all-star games and all-league teams.

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