Riley LaChance - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#13 Riley LaChance


Class Senior
Height 6'2"
Weight 185
Hometown Brookfield, Wis
High School Brookfield Central

2014-15 SEC All-Freshman Team

Played in 135 career games and made 120 starts…Left program with 1,476 points, which ranks15th on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list at the time of his departure…Dished out 423 career assists, which places him tied for sixth on the Commodores’ all-time list…Finished career with 78 career double-digit scoring games and 11 20-point games…Made 260 made threes in his career, which ranks him seventh all-time in Commodore history.

2017-18 (Senior):
Played in all 32 games and made 31 starts…Averaged 14.1 points per game in 31.7 minutes…Scored in double figures in 23 games and 20 or more in seven games as a senior…Scored a career-high 27 points in win over Radford…Was also 10-for-10 from the charity stripe against the Highlanders…Tied his career high in field goals made with nine on three occasions…Made career-high six threes against Texas A&M…Tied a career high with eight assists in win over Mississippi State; he also made the game-winning three-point bucket as time expired against the Bulldogs…Played season-high 41 minutes against USC…Grabbed season-high seven rebounds at Mississippi State… Finished season fourth in all games in the SEC in three-point field goal percentage (.418), fifth in 3FG made (2.5) and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), and in league games only, he finished fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1), eighth in assists (3.7), ninth in FG% (.464), ninth in 3FG% (.397) and fourth in 3FG made (2.7).

2016-17 (Junior):
Played and started in all 35 games as a junior…Averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game…Scored in double figures in 20 games, including a season-high 24 points in win at LSU…Finished 8-13 from floor, 4-7 from three, and had 5 assists against LSU; was fourth time of his career he eclipsed the 20-point mark…Shot 48.6% from three in his junior season and was third in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and seventh in the league in assists (3.9)…His three-point FG% in 2016-17 ranks third all-time in a single season for a Vanderbilt player…Became 46th player in VU history with 1,000 points against Florida in the SEC Tournament; also named to 2017 SEC Tournament All-Tournament team…Dished out a season-high seven assists on three occasions.

2015-16 (Sophomore):
Played in 33 games and started 19…Averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game…Scored double figures in 11 games in 2015-16, including a season-high 18 points vs. Alabama while tying a career-best with five threes…Scored 13 points, had six assists, and four assists vs. Gardner-Webb; also scored 13 points vs. Stony Brook…Named to preseason All-SEC 2nd Team by league coaches in 2015.

2014-15 (Freshman):
Played in 35 games and started all 35…Averaged 12.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game…Was the SEC freshman leader in points scored in all games and second in threes made… Third on Vanderbilt’s single-season freshman scoring list with 429 points – one of only four Vanderbilt freshman to ever eclipse 400-point barrier…Scored in double figures in 24 contests and scored 20 or more points in three games…Captured four SEC Freshmen of the Week honors this season. The four freshman honors is a new program record…Ended season with 102 assists, third on the Vanderbilt freshman single-season assist list…Scored a career-high 26 points in win over Purdue (9-13 from the floor) and then followed that game with another 26-point game vs. Western Carolina…Tallied 21 points against Georgia at Memorial Gym…Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds vs. Missouri…Dished out career eight assists in win at Ole Miss…Garnered career-high five steals vs. Penn…Shot 87.3% from the free-throw line for the season, which ties for the 10th-best single-season percentage in the history of the program.

High School:
Averaged 23.0 points and 2.6 assists and was named a unanimous first-team All-State by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and the Associated Press…Was voted the top point guard in the state of Wisconsin by Wisconsin Hoops, and was the Player of the Year for Waukesha County…Finished his career at Brookfield Central as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,643 points, the school’s single-season scoring leader with 543 points, and the all-time leader in steals with 188…Also finished fourth on the school’s all-time assist list with 267, and tied the school record for most points in a conference game in his senior season with 44 points…In his senior season, LaChance shot 50.8% from the floor, 48.6% from three, and 81.5% from the free-throw line.

Riley Jacob LaChance…March 31, 1996…Son of Tom and Linda LaChance…Has two sisters, Abbie and Emme …Major is Human and Organizational Development…Chose Vanderbilt over Minnesota, Iowa, Creighton, Baylor, Butler, Xavier, San Diego, Missouri, and Ole Miss…Recipient of the John, Rick, and Wayne Sutton Memorial Men’s Basketball Scholarship…Advice to youngsters: “Make the most of the relationships and memories you have with your family. You never know how long you have with them.”

Career Highs

Points: 27, vs. Radford (11/28/17)
FG Made: 9, 4x, last at LSU (2/20/18)
FG Atts: 18, 2x, last at LSU (2/20/18)
3FG Made: 6, vs. Texas A&M (2/24/18)
3FG Atts: 13, vs. Texas A&M (2/24/18)
FT Made: 10, vs. Radford (11/28/17)
FT Atts: 10, vs. Radford (11/28/17)
Rebounds: 9, vs. Missouri (2/21/15)
Assists: 8, 2x, last vs. Miss. State (2/14/18)
Turnovers: 5, vs. Florida (2/3/15)
Blocks: 1, 2x, last vs. Stony Brook (11/19/15)
Steals: 5, vs. Penn (12/22/14)
Minutes: 42, 2x, last vs. Tennessee (2/11/15)