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Pat Lawrence

position

Forward

Height

6-6

Weight

225 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

St. Petersburg, FL

High School

Gibbs

Pat Lawrence - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Junior (1993-94): A strong rebounder…Challenged shots from much taller players.

As a Sophomore (1992-93): Appeared in 26 of 27 games… Started 16 games including 14 in the Big EAST… Miami’s second leading rebounder with 5.7 per game… Shot 47.8% from the field and 22.6% from the line… Set career highs of 12 points, 10 rebounds and played 26minutes in season opener vs. FIU. 

As a Freshman (1991-92): Appeared in 30 games, averaging 12 minutes per game… Second on UM block list with 17 blocked shots… Had four points, two blocks, and three rebounds in 12 minutes vs. UConn.

High School: Attended Gibbs… Averaged 24.6 points, 14.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.1 steals as a senior… Led his team to a 31-3 record 2nd place finish in the State playoffs… Voted first team all conference, all city and all state by the St. Pete times and Tribune… Was an honorable mention All-American by both Street and Smith and USA Today… Was runner up as Gatorade player of the year in Florida … Was a member of his high school honor society with a 3.57 G.P.A … Coached by Fred Dyles.

Personal: Born on November 28, 1972… Enjoys fishing and listening to music in his free time… brother Anthony, played basketball for three seasons (one red shirt) at Alabama and now attends St. Pete Junior College… Parents are Vincent and Karen Lawrence… Full name is Patrick Eugene Lawrence… nickname is Todday… Majoring in mechanical engineering.

 
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
 1991 30      27  74  .365  .5  11  40  .275  37  34  71  2.4  58 12 30  17  17   66 2.2 
1992   26 16   604 23.2  64  134  .478  14  62  .226  64  85  149  5.7  90  20  42  16  28  142  5.6 
1993   24 12   406 16.9  41  101  .406  14  24  .584  37  50  87  3.6  61   23 33  13  13  96  4.0 
TOTAL  80 28  1,010  40.1  132  309  1.249  .5  39  126  1.085  138  169   307 11.7  209  55  105  46  58  304   11.8