Damon Lopez, a 1991 Fordham College graduate, was a three-year letter winner with the men's basketball team after transferring to Fordham from Westchester Community College.
In just three years, Lopez left his mark on the Fordham men's basketball program, graduating as the school's career field goal percentage and blocked shots leader as well as ranking among the top ten in career rebounding. He finished his career with 1,101 points, good for 21st on the all-time scoring list, and 801 rebounds, good for sixth on the all-time rebounding list.
Over his career, Lopez set the school record for field goal percentage in a season (.616 in 1990-91) and in a career (.589). He also holds school records for most blocks in a game (10 - which he did twice), most blocks in a season (100 in 1990-91) and most blocks in a career (258).
The 1991 Patriot League Player of the Year, Lopez was named First Team All-Patriot League and First Team All-NIT as a senior, leading the team in scoring (17.7) and rebounding (9.5) as the Rams won the 1991 Patriot League championship. He capped his senior season by winning the Vincent T. Lombardi Award as the male athlete of the year at Fordham.
As a junior, he was named Second Team All-MAAC and Second Team All-NIT, leading the MAAC and setting a school record with 67 blocks.
Following graduation, Lopez had a tryout with the Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets before playing professionally for eight years overseas in Croatia, Spain, Venezuela, Portugal, Iceland and Turkey as well as in the United States in the USBL, GBA and CBA.