Aussies in College: Luc Longley - The First …

Johaan Forbes-Anthony takes a look back in time in reviewing the best Australian collegiate careers as part of an ongoing exclusive series. Rewriting history is one thing, but creating it is a whole other ball game. For Lucien “Luc” Longley, it might have been hard to believe when then New Mexico University coach Gary Colson recruited him alongside his junior basketball teammate Andrew Vlahov to make the move to the United States. Despite Vlahov choosing to attend Stanford University, being scouted together would’ve meant quite a bit having progressed through the junior ranks in Western Australia. Very few Australian's had chosen the college pathway before him, yet little did Longley know he was about to create history.

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