Michael Lyons

Michael  Lyons


Newport News, VA

High School:
Massanutten Military Academy

Last College:
USAFA Prep School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 193





Todd Fletcher Earns Top Honor at Men's Basketball Banquet

Senior is No. 3 all-time with 366 assists


Air Force Falls to UNLV, 72-56

Lyons leaves game early with injury.


Falcons to Play UNLV in Mtn. West Quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 13, Thomas & Mack Center, 12 p.m. (PT)


Michael Lyons Named to USBWA All-District Team

Senior guard makes team for second straight year


Michael Lyons Named First-Team All-Mountain West

Senior just sixth player in program history to earn first-team selection


Men's Basketball vs New Mexico

Air Force defeats No. 12 New Mexico 89-88.


Air Force vs. SDSU - AP Photos

Air Force vs. SDSU - AP Photos


Air Force vs. Wyoming - 02/26/13

Air Force vs. Wyoming - 02/26/13


Air Force vs. No. 24 Colorado State - AP Photos

Air Force vs. No. 24 Colorado State - AP Photos


Air Force vs. UNLV

Air Force vs. UNLV

2011-12 (Junior)
Second-team All-Mountain West selection ... named the team's Bob Beckel Most Valuable Player ... appeared in 23 games, started 22 ... missed six games with high ankle sprain ... finished No. 3 in the Mountain West in scoring at 15.5 points per game ... pulled down four rebounds per contest ... named MVP of season-opening All-Military Classic at USAFA ... career-high 31 points against Colorado, most points in a game by a Falcon since March 9, 2000 (Jarmica Reese had 31 vs. Utah) ... scored 25 points and career-high six 3-pointers made vs. UNLV ... career-high 43 minutes vs. the Rebels ... also made six 3-pointers at Wyoming and vs. SDSU ... his 20 FGA at UNLV most by a Falcon since Jan. 8, 2005 ... 24 points and career-high nine boards in opener vs. Army ... career-high five assists vs. Colorado State ... named Mountain West Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 14 ... finished second on the team with 26 steals ... ranked No. 23 on school's career scoring list with 997 points.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
Third-team all-MWC selection ... appeared in 31 games, started 30 of them ... career-high 26 points against Utah ... 10-for-15 from the field against the Utes ... 24 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and at Santa Clara ... career-highs of 9-for-13 from the line vs. UAPB ... 21 points and career-high four steals vs. Colorado State ... 20 points against Evansville ... scored at least 20 points in four of his last six games ... game-high 17 points vs. Wyoming, all in the first half ... tied career-high with four assists vs. the Cowboys and at Utah ... career-high eight rebounds vs. Tennessee State ... career-high 41 minutes at TCU ... scored in double figures in 12 of 16 MWC games ... led the team and finished eighth in the MWC in scoring (13.7 ppg) ... finished No. 2 in the MWC in field-goal percentage (49.7%) and No. 3 in free-throw percentage (78.9%) ... most points as an AFA sophomore since Raymond Dudley (school's all-time leading scorer) had 444 in 1987-88 ... led the team with 31 offensive rebounds.

2009-10 (Freshman)
Appeared in all 31 games, started 21 of them ... first career start vs. Charleston Southern ... season-high 25 points vs. Washington State ... made team season-high 10 FGs (15 att.) vs. WSU ... 16 points and career-high three 3-pointers vs. Wyoming at Clune Arena ... team-high 13 points at Utah; 4-of-5 from the field ... scored seven points in first career game vs. Western State ... season-highs of four assists and three steals vs. TCU ... also dished out four assists vs. UNM at MWC Tourney ... season-high six rebounds at San Diego State ... played season-high 38 minutes vs. Wyoming at MWC Tourney ... led team with 37 offensive rebounds, first freshman to lead the team since current assistant coach Tom Bellairs in 2000 ... most points by an AFA freshman (214) since Robert Todd (224 in 2001).

Before Air Force
Led the USAFA Prep School team in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game ... led squad to a 24-8 record ... pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game and tied for second on the team with 72 assists ... shot team-high 52.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three-point range ... two-year letterwinner at Woodside High School ... played his senior season at the Massanutten Military Academy ... McDonald's All-America nominee his senior season ... team MVP as a junior ... named team's best offensive player both years at Woodside ... averaged 17.3 points per game and first-team all-district pick as a junior ... honorable mention all-region ... member of National Honor Society ... high school basketball coach was Richard Moore.

Parents are Michael and Reba Lyons ... has one sister and one brother ... his sister, Tish, played basketball at Old Dominion ... worked in the Basic Cadet Training command center last summer ... also took a pair of academic classes ... recruited by Gardner-Webb ... hobbies include screenwriting and fashion ... favorite food is baked ham ... favorite movie is Higher Learning ... favorite book is Monster ... person in history he would most like to meet is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... greatest moment in sports was dunking the ball for the first time in 8th grade ... credits his family with the greatest influence on his sports career ... favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... favorite player is Kobe Bryant ... member of cadet squadron 17.

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