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    14  Richard Lesko
    Richard Lesko

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kosice, Slovakia

    Last College:
    Danville (Ill.) JC

    Height / Weight:
    6-9 / 210

    Position:
    F


    2003-04 Highlights: Appeared in nine games while making one start...averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game...scored two points and snagged two rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Kansas on March 19th...recorded two points and two rebounds versus UNC Wilmington on Feb. 21st...tallied two points and two rebounds versus Loyola on Jan. 9th...scored two points and pulled down a season-high three rebounds versus Youngstown State on Jan. 5th...tabbed two points and a rebound off the bench at UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 23rd...made his 2003-04 debut at Texas-San Antonio on Nov. 29th, recording two points and a rebound in three minutes of action.

    2002-03 Highlights: Saw action in 15 games off the bench...averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in his rookie season...netted a career-best 10 points (5-of-8 FG) and grabbed a career-high four rebounds at then #10 Indiana on Dec. 7...scored six points and grabbed three rebounds versus Youngstown State on March 1...tabbed six points and three rebounds versus IPFW on Feb. 15...scored eight points while grabbing a then personal-best two rebounds and pilfering three steals in UIC's win at Illinois State on Nov. 30...scored his first two collegiate points while also adding a rebound and an assist in the Flames' win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 24...corralled two rebounds in win over Southern Illinois on Dec. 14...scored two points and grabbed a rebound versus Cleveland State on Jan. 16...tabbed two points and three rebounds off the bench versus Samford on Dec. 16.

    Prior to UIC: Played two seasons at Danville Junior College in Danville, Ill...averaged 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game during his tenure with the Jaguars...helped lead DACC to a 2001 Region 24 title and a fourth-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament.

    Prep/Personal: Member of the Slovak Men's National Team...MVP of the country's Under-20 squad...played two seasons in the Slovak National Under-19 League, a club league in his home country, which did not offer high school sponsored athletics...in 1998-99, averaged 22.4 ppg and 7.8 rpg, which were both team bests...in 1999-2000, guided his squad to a league title with team-best totals of 25 points and eight rebounds per outing...son of Andrej and Alena Lesko...born on February 21, 1981...majoring in Management.