The SLU Hall Calls Big Easy

Harlem Globetrotters Showman Big Easy Lofton has been elected to the Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics Hall of Fame.  He will be formally inducted on Oct. 5, 2013, during a ceremony in University Center’s Hall of Champions.

Big Easy was a two-time, first-team All-Southland Conference performer, leading Southeastern to a two-year record of 44-18, a pair of Southland Conference regular-season titles and a berth in the 2005 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in field goal percentage and is currently ranked among the career leaders in blocked shots, rebounding average and steals.

In his first season with the Lions in 2003-04, Big Easy helped Southeastern to a 20-9 record – its first 20-win season in over 30 years – while leading the Lions to the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time since they joined the league in the 1997-98 season. He grabbed a team-high 10.9 rebounds per game and pulled down a University Center-record 22 boards against Texas-San Antonio in the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament.

As a senior in 2004-05, Big Easy led the Lions in rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots while being named to the Southland Conference All-Tournament team. He was part of the squad that won a school-record 24 games and made its lone appearance as a Division I school in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. His 60 steals during that season are the second-most in a single-season in school history.

Big Easy was named a member of the Southland Conference All-Decade Team for the 2000’s.