Position
Forward
Height
6'8
Weight
220 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Dallas, Texas
Previous School
Rice
High School
Highland Park HS

GTE Academic All-District
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Talented forward with the range and athletic ability to play small forward. . . .Equally comfortable knocking down the three or slashing to the bucket. . . Leading returning scorer and rebounder for the 2000-2001 season.

JUNIOR SEASON (1999-2000): Missed only one game in two years and has started 59 of 60 games in that time span. . . .Averaged 11.0 points per game for the second consecutive year. . . .Led the Tigers in four games: Southeastern Louisiana 16 (Nov. 22); a career-high 27 points against Tennessee-Martin (Dec. 14); Arkansas 23 (Jan. 26) and, Auburn 24 (Feb. 9). . . .Beshara led the Tigers in rebounding in four games. . . .Had a stretch in mid-season with eight straight games in double figures, including back-to-back 20-plus point games against Auburn (Feb. 9) and Kentucky (Feb. 13) to help him win co-SEC Player of the Week honors and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors. . . .For that week, Beshara scored 45 points, 7.0 rpg, 13-of-25 field goals and 16-of-22 free throws. . . .Had 18 games in double figures and 28 for his two-year career. . . . .Five career games over 20 points. . . .Made 46-of-130 three-pointers for 35.4 percent. . . .Career percentage of 37.9 ranks seventh all-time at LSU, while 74 career makes is eighth best at LSU. . . .Needs less than 350 points to join 1,000-point club. . . .Ninth in the SEC in conference games only with a 73.4 percentage from the free throw line. . . .Was the leading scorer on the five-game summer trip to Italy, averaging 17.0 points per game and 7.2 rebounds.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1998-99): Played an started in 26 games, missing only the Feb. 3 Ole Miss game at home because of injury. . . .Was third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.0 points per game. . . .5.3 rebound average was third best on the team. . . .Led the team in scoring five times: 15 vs. Texas-Pan American (Nov. 16), 19 vs. McNeese State (Nov. 21), 24 vs. Belmont (Dec. 29), 18 at Georgia (Feb. 20) and 17 vs. Florida (March 4). . . .Had three double-doubles, 14 points, 15 rebounds against Troy State (Dec. 22); 24 points, 13 rebounds against Belmont (Dec. 29); and 17 points, 10 rebounds against Alabama (Jan. 13). . . .For the season hit 46.6 percent from the field and 28-of-65 from three-point range (43.1 percent). . . .In the last six games of the season, made 12-of-26 (46.1 percent) treys.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (1997-98): Not eligible to participate in games, but was able to practice with the LSU team.

AT RICE-FRESHMAN SEASON (1996-97): Played valuable minutes in the early non-conference schedule, moving into the starting lineup at North Texas after recording 14 points and seven rebounds against Prairie View A&M. . . .Scored 10 points with a season-best nine rebounds against North Texas. . . .Averaged 3.4 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game while playing 9.1 minutes per game. . . .Played in 20 games, starting one. . . .Made 21-of-71 field goal attempts, including eight-of-34 from three-point range. . . .Played in 13 WAC games, averaging 2.2 points.

PRE-LSU: 1996 graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas. . . .Started three years, earning three letters for Coach Jody Bass. . . .Averaged 19.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior. . . .The two-time MVP of District 13-4A went on to win first-team all-region and all-state honors his senior year. . . .Helped advance Highland park to the reigonal semifinals his junior campaign and to the state quarterfinals with a 31-4 record as a senior. . . .Shot 60 percent from the field, 41 percent in three pointers and 71 percent in free throws as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brian Anthoony Beshara. . . .Born on Dec. 30, 1977. . . .Parents are Tony and Chris Beshara of Dallas. . . .Three brothers and one sister. . . .Major is Finance.

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