Has a scorer's mentality...Likes to get to the rim and finish...Will compete for a starting job at the shooting guard position...Is an excellent rebounder for a guard...Head coach Cy Alexander says he likes him because he can create his shot off the dribble.
Middleton is from The Bronx, but he graduated from Enloe High School in Raleigh (he did not play basketball there). He will enter A&T as a junior after spending two seasons at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh. Last season, Middleton averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He also shot 45 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range. He posted 44 points against Catawba Valley Community College and finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Patrick Henry Community College. During his Wake Tech career, he scored 30 or more points three times, 20 or more points 10 times and he grabbed 10 or more boards five times. For his efforts, he earned first-team National Junior College Athletic Association honors.
Junior College: Averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during the 2011-12 season for Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh...Shot .450 from the field and .320 from 3-point range...Posted 44 points against Catawba Valley Community College and finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Patrick Henry Community College...During his junior college career, he scored 30 or more points three times, 20-plus points 10 times and he grabbed double-figure rebounds five times...For his efforts, earned first-team National Junior College Athletic Association honors...Academically, made the Dean's List with a 3.7 grade point average.
Personal: Full name is Lamont Middleton, Jr....He is the son of Katrine and Lamont Middleton, Sr...Has three siblings, Jordan, Kashawn and Jacob and was born on Nov. 8, 1989...Majors in pre law and plans to be an advocate for troubled youth in urban areas...Enjoys going to the movies, bowling, eating and shopping when he is away from the court...Says the best thing about A&T is its proximity to his home and the school's rich tradition in basketball...His most prized possessions is family and his degree from junior college.