Lance Goulbourne - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#5 Lance Goulbourne


Class Senior
Height 6'8"
Weight 230
Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School The Hun School

Very skilled wing player with great athletic ability and explosiveness, who started 21 games at the power forward position as a junior and 35 of 36 games as a senior… Led the team in rebounding in 2011 and 2012…Was a consensus Top 100 recruit in 2008… Also was a standout tennis player in high school, with a serve that topped out at 130 mph…Emerged as one of the SEC[apos]s top rebounders in 2010-11.

2011-12 (Senior):
Played in all 36 games and started in 35…averaged 8.7 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game…Posted double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) vs. Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (3/10)…Had 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals vs. Georgia in SEC Quarterfinals (3/9)…Tallied 12 points and eight rebounds vs. S. Carolina (2/22/12)…His put-back dunk against MTSU (1/28) was named the 6th top play on SportsCenter…Made a career-high four threes against Miss. State (1/21)…Tallied 11 points at Alabama (1/19)…Grabbed double-digit rebounds (10) at South Carolina (1/10) and at Florida (11, 2/4)…Played a career-high 41 minutes against Louisville (12/2/11) – scored 11 points and had eight rebounds…Grabbed season-high 10 rebounds vs. Monmouth (11/25/11), first double-digit rebound game of the season…Scored season-high 15 points vs. N.C. State (11/19/11)

2010-11 (Junior):
Played in 32 games and started 21 at the four position…Averaged 6.9 points and a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game…Finished in the top ten in the SEC in rebounding in SEC (Tied-7th, 7.3) and defensive rebounds (5th, 5.4)…Had double-digit rebounds in nine games this season…Came off the bench to grab 17 boards at LSU (2/26). The 17 rebounds set a new single-game record in the Stallings[apos] era…Posted three double-doubles on the season…Had his second double-double of the year against St. Mary[apos]s (15 pts, 10 rebs)…Won SEC Player of the Week for his performances against Ole Miss and Saint Mary[apos]s…Tallied his first career double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds against Ole Miss (1/19) – the 16 rebounds tied a Stallings-era single-game best. Also added five assists and a steal…Grabbed a then-career-high 14 rebounds at South Carolina (1/8) – also added nine points in career-high 38 minutes…Made first career start vs. Missouri (12/8) – scored 11 points and had 7 rebounds; also started vs. SE Louisiana (12/18) – scored 13 points and had 8 boards vs. Lions…Had career-high three steals vs. WKU (12/1)…Coralled a then career-high 12 rebounds vs. Grambling (11/24); scored 17 pts. vs. App. State (11/27).

2009-10 (Sophomore):
Played in 31 games as a sophomore…Averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds…Scored a career-high 18 points off of the bench against LSU (2/13)…Also added a career-high nine rebounds against the Tigers in a career-high 26 minutes…Made seven free throws twice, against Manhattan (12/30) and LSU (2/13)…Posted a season-high two blocks against Chaminade (11/24), at Kentucky (1/30), and at Arkansas (2/27)…Missed the final two games of the regular season due to a stress reaction in his left foot… Scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting, including 1-of-1 from downtown in quarterfinal game of SEC Tournament vs. Georgia (3/12).

2008-09 (Freshman):
Played in 23 games as a true freshman…Averaged 5.1 points, and 3.3 rebounds in 2008-09…Scored his first career points with a three-pointer in the first half against Morehead St. Tallied 11 points (3-4 3PT), four rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes of action against Morehead State…Missed the next eight games with mononucleosis; returned to action against USF (12/16) and played seven minutes… Recorded seven points and season-high seven boards in 15 minutes versus Tennessee Tech (12/20)… Scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high 8 rebounds in 18 minutes against St. Francis (12/31)… Scored in double figures for the second straight game (10) and tied season-high with 8 rebounds against UMass (1/3)…. Scored seven points in 16 minutes versus Georgia…Had team-high six rebounds at Miss. State (1/17)…Was 4-for-4 from the floor and tied a career high with 11 points against Ole Miss (2/7)… Scored career-high 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including tying a season high with three made three-pointers in season-high 22 minutes vs. Kentucky… Notched six points and one assist in 12 minutes at Florida (2/21)… Connected on a big three pointer in the first half vs. LSU, finishing the game with three pts, and three rebounds in 13 min… Tallied six point, four rebound, and three-assist effort in win vs. Arkansas (3/8).

The Hun School:
Averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two assists in his senior season… His Hun School team were the PSIT (Peddie School Invitational Tournament) champions in his junior and senior years… Were MAPL (Mid-Atlantic Prep League) and New Jersey Prep A State Champions in his junior season… Claimed numerous individual accolades, including First Team All-Area from 2006-08, First Team All-Prep in his junior and senior seasons, and a first team selection for the MAPL in his senior season… Was the MVP of the Primetime Shoutout, Tip-Off Classic (two times), and the Big Apple Classic, and was named the Princeton Packet Player of the Year in his senior season… Ranked as the 72nd-best recruit in the nation according to, and the 12th-best small forward in the country… Three-time letterwinner in tennis, and spent the last five years as a ballboy at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow.

Lance Avery Goulbourne… Born April 6, 1989 in New York, N.Y. … Son of Laverne and Mary Goulbourne… Has a brother, Laverne, Jr. (28)… Majoring in Economics… Brother played basketball at the University of Bridgeport… Nickname is LG… Chose Vanderbilt over Rutgers, Notre Dame, Marquette, and Virginia… Advice to youngsters: ‘Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.’