is in his fifth season as an assistant coach
and his eighth year on the UConn Basketball staff in 2008-09. He spent three
seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations before moving into the
assistant coaching role beginning with the 2004-05 campaign.
LaFleur is a graduate of Northeastern University where he was
one of the nation’s premier point guards. A native of Los Angeles and a product
of Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass., he was a prime recruit for
then-Northeastern head coach Jim Calhoun in a class that included Wes Fuller and
The impact of that freshman class at Northeastern was
instantaneous. The Huskies romped through their conference schedule with a
perfect 14-0 mark and an overall record of 27-5. They won the ECAC North
Atlantic title and went on to the NCAA Tournament. This pattern continued
throughout his career as every year the Huskies won the league crown and went on
to the NCAAs. From the 1983-84 season through LaFleur’s senior year of 1986-87,
the team boasted a conference record of 60-6 and an overall record of 102-26.
During one stretch, the Huskies won 38 consecutive home games.
LaFleur played 4405 minutes in 128 consecutive games - more
minutes and more games than any other Northeastern player, past or present.
LaFleur scored 1143 career points, graduating as the 10th all-time leading
scorer in NU history and he is a member of the Northeastern Hall of Fame. He
registered 89 steals as a senior and 252 for his career, both still Northeastern
records. His total of 894 career assists set a new NCAA record in 1988 and he
still ranks 12th in NCAA history. As a junior and senior, LaFleur was named
All-Conference, while serving as a tri-captain with Fuller and Lewis. As a
freshman, he made the conference All-Rookie Team.
LaFleur was a fifth-round draft pick of the Houston Rockets
in 1987 and lasted until the team’s final cut of the preseason. He then played
and coached professionally in Australia and overseas for 11 seasons. After
completing his professional career, Andre took a position as School Sports
Coordinator for the Sydney City Basketball Association.
Born March 22, 1965, Andre, and his wife Alana reside in Manchester and have
two sons, Adonis and Adrian.