Lamont Middleton was raised by a single mother while surviving the mean streets of Harlem and the South Bronx of New York City. Lamont’s survival didn’t come easy, as he had to fight the pressures of drugs and gangs. The fight resulted in Lamont being introduced to the New York State Juvenile Justice System as an at risk youth. Lamont short introduction would not deter him in becoming a productive and successful member of his community. Lamont developed into one of the top high school basketball players in New York City by his junior year at Walton High School in the Bronx. His senior year in high school, Lamont became the top public high school basketball player in New York City. Universities and Colleges all over the Country offered him a college scholarship to attend their institutions. Lamont chose the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

After two years at the University of Hartford and scoring 1,000 points, Lamont transferred to St. John’s University in New York, where he finished as one of the top Big East Conference players after guiding St. John’s University to two straight NCAA tournament invitations. Lamont graduated from St. John’s University in 1993 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, Lamont spent several years playing professional basketball in Europe, Australia and Central America. In 1998, Lamont returned to his Alma Mata to pursue his graduate degree in Criminal Justice Leadership, which he obtained in 2002.

Lamont has dedicated his life in helping the juvenile delinquent population in becoming better citizens in society. Lamont has over fifteen years of experience working with various organizations in the New York City area and the South East Region.

Currently, Lamont resides in North Carolina where he’s the Youth Development Coordinator with Teen Court.


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