Thursday, July 5, 2012

CofC's Andrew Lawrence makes GB Olympic team

Today, it has been announced that Andrew Lawrence of the College of Charleston has been named as one of the twelve players on the Great Britain national basketball team for the London Olympics which begin in just a few weeks.

He is from Woking in Surrey, which is about 25 miles (37 km) from London.

Lawrence has been a known player at CofC in all of his three years at the university. Lawrence did not start playing until he was 15 years old, and attended prep school at Heat Basketball Academy in Virginia. In his first season, 2009-10, a year when CofC defeated North Carolina, he averaged about five points a game coming off the bench.

In 2010-11, a season when CofC defeated Tennessee, he became a very important player, coming off the bench as a PG and averaging about six points a game. He was very important to the team that year.

Last season, in 2011-12, he averaged thirteen points a game as the team's PG. He played most entire games, averaging over 35 minutes a game for a team that won nineteen games.

This season, 2012-13, he looks to be one of the team's senior leaders.

Lawrence and his team (which includes Luol Deng and Pops Mensah-Bonsu), both well-known NBA players, will play their first qualifying game for the Olympic basketball tournament on July 29th. Former Wofford player Mike Lenzly is also on the team.

They will be part of a group with Brazil, Spain, Australia and China, along with another school in a six-team group.

This will be a huge honor to participate in the first Olympics in Great Britain since 1948. Good luck to him.

The rest of the team:

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