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Luwane Pipkins

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
  • Number: 2
  • Position: G
  • Height: 5' 11“
  • Weight: 185
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • High School: Bogan
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthday: March 10, 19961)

At UMass

  • Scored 1,416 points in his UMass career.
  • Signed NLI on 11/19/2014.2)
  • Gave verbal commitment on 5/4/2014.3)4)5)

2018-19 Junior year

Roster photo 2018-19

  • Scored 19 points in the season-opening win over UMass-Lowell (11/6).
  • Scored 14 points and had seven assists against UNH (11/9).
  • Scored 36 points and added five assists, four steals, and four rebounds versus Harvard (11/13).
  • Had 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists against Howard (11/16).
  • Scored 15 points, had six assists and five rebounds against Southern Illinois (11/22).
  • Scored 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and had four assists against #6 Nevada (11/23).
  • Recorded 20 points and seven assists in a victory over Quinnipiac (11/28).
  • Registered 22 points and eight assists against Holy Cross (12/4).
  • Scored 26 points, grabbed five rebounds, and had five assists in the comeback win at Providence (12/7).
  • Scored 20 points, had seven rebounds, and dished out five assists in a victory over FDU (12/21).
  • Scored 22 points against Georgia (12/30).
  • Recorded 15 point and seven rebounds versus LaSalle (1/5).
  • Registered 18 points at Saint Louis (1/9).
  • Recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists against Dayton (1/13).
  • Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds versus VCU (1/19).
  • Registered 12 points and nine assists in a victory over URI (1/27).
  • Held to 9 points on 1-14 shooting from the floor in the loss at La Salle (1/30).
  • Played 17 minutes at Saint Joseph's (2/2/19) before leaving the game with hamstring injury.
  • Missed the next three games (2/6 Fordham thru 2/13 at George Mason).
  • Came back to play 28 minutes and scored 13 points at George Washington (2/20).
  • Missed the next three games (2/23 Saint Joe's thru 3/2 at Duquesne).
  • Came off the bench for Senior Night against Richmond (3/6), playing 20 minutes, scoring 9 points. Caused some unnecessary distraction when he posted on Snapchat prior to the game that it would be his last UMass home game.6)
  • Started in the regular season finale at Rhode Island (3/9), playing 17 minutes, scoring 10 points
  • Shut it down prior to the Atlantic 10 Tournament, missed UM's final game. Whether it was due to his lingering hamstring injury, or for other reasons, is unclear to the public.
  • Earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology.7)
  • Opted to transfer out of UMass after completion of the season.8)

2017-18 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2017-18

  • Atlantic 10 Co-Most Improved Player. Scoring output more than doubled from last season (21.2 from 10.2 points per game). (Shared the award with SJU's LaDarien Griffin.)
  • A-10 Second-Team All-Conference.
  • USBWA All-District Team.
  • NABC Second-Team All-District.
  • Oscar Robertson National Co-Player of the Week (1/16).
  • Two-time A-10 Player of the Week.
  • Appeared in 32 games with 29 starts.
  • Averaged 34.8 minutes, 21.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Minutes went up 27% from last year's 27.5 mpg.
  • Second in the A-10 in scoring. Average of 21.188 was just short of the 21.242 from Davidson's Payton Aldridge. Nationally, Pipkins was 24th in all of NCAA D1.9)
  • Scored in double-figures in 30 of his 32 games, including 16 games with 20+ points.
  • Had a great season from beyond the arc, with 107 makes and a .426 percentage. The 107 makes put him tied for 18th in all of NCAA D1. Percentage of .426 was 29th in NCAA D1. 251 attempts were 42nd in NCAA D1.10)
  • Contributed 11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists in the season-opening win over UMass-Lowell (11/10).
  • Racked up 23 points, 7 rebounds, in 42 minutes in the overtime loss at Harvard (11/12).
  • Shot 12-18 overall, 7-10 from three, and 3-3 from the line, en route to 34 points in the win over Niagara (11/19). Earned the Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Week nod that week.
  • Dished out a season-high ten assists in a win against Western Carolina (11/21). Also scored 21 points for the double-double.
  • Shot 10-20 from the floor and scored 25 points in the loss at South Carolina (12/2).
  • Shot 12-16 overall and scored 30 in the win over Providence (12/9).
  • Scored 25 points to lead the team in the upset win at Dayton (1/6).
  • Scored 44 points in the home win over La Salle (1/10), shooting 15-27 from the floor, 6-10 from three, and 8-8 from the line. The 44 points set a new UMass single-game scoring record, and also a new high for the Mullins Center.
  • Ripped down a season-high seven rebounds and posted 27 points in a win against St. Joseph’s (1/14).
  • For the efforts in the La Salle and Saint Joe's games, was named the Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Week.
  • Scored 25 points and added three steals in 36 minutes against Saint Louis (1/20).
  • Scored 25 in a loss at La Salle (1/24).
  • Scored 27 in a loss versus Rhode Island (1/30).
  • Played 47 of 50 minutes in the double-overtime loss versus Dayton (2/3), dropping 28 points to go along with eight assists and a pair of steals.
  • Shot 11-24 overall, dished 9, and scored 31 points in the loss at Davidson (2/17).
  • Made a season high eight three-point field goals against VCU (2/21) on his way to finishing with 38 points and six assists.
  • Joined the UMass 1000 Point Club in the season's final game versus George Mason (3/8). His 31 points gave him 678 for the season, and 1015 for his UMass career.

2016-17 Freshman year

Roster photo 2016-17

  • Made 33 appearances and started 28 contests.
  • Split his time between point guard and off-ball guard roles.
  • Provided 10.2 points, 2.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
  • Tallied double-figures in scoring 17 times, including two 20+ point games.
  • Shot 34.0 percent overall (110-324), including 31.8 percent from beyond the arc (71-223).
  • Hit 64.8 percent of his free throws (46-71).
  • Owned a 1.51 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • 63 steals on the season were second in the Atlantic 10, and tied for 30th nationally. Averaged 1.91 steals per game.
  • Began his collegiate career with 14 points, eight steals, four rebounds and three assists in the win over UMass-Lowell (11/11). His eight steals tied the UMass single-game record.
  • Had 18 points and four steals at Ole Miss (11/14).
  • Snared 9 rebounds in the win over Temple (11/17).
  • Notched 11 points and six assists at Holy Cross (11/20).
  • Earned 16 points, seven steals, six rebounds and two assists against UCF (12/3).
  • Notched his first 20 point game at Providence (12/10). Hit 6 threes on the night.
  • Poured in a season-high 27 points (9-17 FG, 8-14 3FG, 1-1 FT), plus three assists, two steals and a pair of rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (12/17). His 8 threes tied the UMass single-game record.
  • After the Kennesaw performance, earned the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week nod (12/19).
  • Put in 12 points, ripped down five rebounds and dished out three assists at Georgia State (12/28).
  • Secured a 16-point, five-rebound, three-assist outing at George Mason (1/4).
  • Added 17 points, four rebounds and two steals during the win over Dayton (1/11).
  • Notched 19 points, four rebounds and three steals in the win at Saint Joseph's (2/11).
  • Followed with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists at Duquesne (2/15).
  • Shot a season-high (5+ attempts) 63.6 percent (7-11) overall and had 19 points against Richmond (3/1).
  • Scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting (3-6 3FG) and a 2-for-2 showing at the foul line in the Atlantic 10 Championship First Round win over Saint Joseph's (3/8).
  • Scored 14 points and had two assists in the season finale against St. Bonaventure (3/9).

2015-16

  • Was ruled a non-qualifier by the NCAA, academically ineligible to play.11)12)

Post-UMass: Providence

2019-20 Senior / Graduate year

  • Transferred from UMass to Providence where he classified as a graduate student.13)14)
  • Played in all 31 of PC's games, starting 25, averaging 26.5 minutes and 10.8 points (his lowest since freshman year at UMass). PPG was under 10 most of the season until three 20+ games late in the season.

Statistics

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
SeasonGPGSMinAvgFGFGA%FGFGA%FTFTA%OffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStPtsAvg
2016-17 UM332790827.5110324.34071223.3184671.6481859772.3680775116333710.2
2017-18 UM3229111434.8228530.430107251.426115146.78815991143.668012810804867821.2
2018-19 UM252378031.2125360.34748171.281103128.805111111224.95911297623140116.0
UMass Career9079280231.14631214.381226645.350264345.765442693133.519513342353142141615.7
2019-20 PC312582026.5101276.36660183.3287482.9021377902.9560886123933610.8
NCAA Career121104362229.95641490.379286828.345338427.792573464033.325114222965181175214.5

Career highs from RealGM.com

Pre-UMass

High School

  • 4-star recruit via ESPN
  • No. 7 in Illinois, No. 22 PG and No. 23 in Midwest region (ESPN)
  • 3-star recruit according to 247Sports and Rivals
  • No. 12 in Illinois and No. 45 at point guard (247Sports)
  • Played AAU for Mac Irvin Fire
  • Chose UMass over Bradley, DePaul, La Salle, Northern Illinois and Valparaiso, among others.
pipkins_luwane.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/12 22:06 by mikeuma