« DI Men’s Basketball 2012-13

Andrew Lawrence

School

College of Charleston

Position
Guard
Major
Public Health
PPG
13.9
RPG
3.1
APG
4.2

Classroom

Lawrence is majoring in public health and is on track to graduate in May of 2013. He has balanced his school curriculum and athletics well for four years and always puts in the extra effort to work with his professors and academic advisors to complete an assignment or project.

Character

Lawrence is a great leader on and off the court. As team captain and starting floor general, he leads by example and motivates his teammates to work and play hard. No one can beat Lawrence’s work ethic. He is always the first and last person in the weight room and gym.

Community

Lawrence enjoys visiting with and serving as a positive role model to children in the Lowcountry community in his spare time. He has made several visits to area schools to read and to tell them about his experience as an Olympian as well as being able to spread cheer to young patients at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Back in his home country of England, he helped run a summer basketball tournament for at-risk kids in East London/Stratford. Lawrence and his teammates also did the same for children living on America Street in Downtown Charleston.

Competition

Lawrence is one of the top point guards in the country and was a candidate for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award which is given annually to the nation’s top poing guard. He ranked No. 31 nationally in assists per game (5.5 avg) and No. 57 in steals per game (1.9 avg) during his junior campaign in 2011-12. In addition, Lawrence was honored on the NABC Division I All-District 22 Team and All-Southern Conference Second Team by the league’s media. He currently ranks 10th all-time in career three-pointers made (148) in the CofC record books. Perhaps the biggest honor of his playing career was earning a coveted spot on the final 12-man Great Britain National Team roster for the 2012 London Olympic Games becoming the first men’s basketball player in school history to play in the Olympics. Lawrence was the lone collegian on the UK squad and one of only two current collegians selected to an Olympic team among the 12 countries who qualified for the Games. He helped Great Britain to its first-ever Olympic win over China in tournament pool play.