Lawrence Making His Mark; College Catchup -

Lawrence Making His Mark; College Catchup

Andrew Lawrence
The college basketball season continues and a number of British ballers have been impressing. Check out how all of our Brits in NCAA Division 1 are doing with our College Catchup.

Andrew Lawrence is making his mark on the young season with College of Charleston as he has had some impressive performances. The GB point guard dropped 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals on 6/8 shooting last week as Charleston upset Clemson 72-69 (video highlights below). He followed that up with his first double double of the season, a 14 point-10 assist effort in a loss to UCF, before dropping 11 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds over UNC-Asheville. Lawrence is seeing heavy minutes (35.2) as the Cougars stand at 5-1 (stats breakdown).

Senior Shane Walker continues to be as consistent on the court as his Loyola (MD) team. This week they have beaten UMBC 73 – 63 followed by a 6 point victory over New Hampshire 66 – 60. Walker shot over 70% from the field in both games scoring 12 against UMBC and 15 against New Hampshire. This strong start to the season has Walker scoring at a career average high of 13.5ppg and rebounding with a career high of 7.3rpg, he is the only British player in NCAA D1 to have scored in double figures in every game this season (stats breakdown).

Despite struggling with his shot, Will Neighbour has been a strong performer in UALR’s last two games. He led the team in scoring in their last two games, registering an 11 point-12 rebound double double against Michigan State, before following up with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in a loss to Milwaukee. UALR are 2-4, with Neighbour now averaging 10 points and 5.8 rebounds on the season (stats breakdown).

It has taken a few games, but Adam Thoseby has finally shown Utah State fans what he can do after registering a career high 16 points and 3 assists on 6/8 shooting (4/6 from deep) in 24 minutes in a 74-62 win over Idaho State. His 16 points were more than he has scored in the Aggies’ first four games combined (stats breakdown).

Ben Mockford continues to be a solid contributor at St Francis (NY) culminating in a season high 22 points against New Jersey Institute of Technology last night on 8/15 shooting. It was the Terriers’ first victory of the season as they stand at 1-4. Mockford is averaging 12 ppg (stats breakdown).

At UAB, Alexander Scotland-Williamson and Ovie Soko stand at 1-3. Soko flirted with double doubles in the Blazers’ first two games, before finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals (all season highs) in a win against Troy (stats breakdown). Scotland-Williamson had seen limited minutes until seeing a season high 17 on Friday against Wichita State, finishing with 1 rebound.

After his dominant start to the season, things haven’t gone so well for LMU’s Ashley Hamilton. Hamilton registered 8 points in 16 minutes before suffering an ankle injury as LMU lost to Harvard. He was then forced to miss the team’s 79 – 76 victory over Idaho State. Hamilton remains questionable for the next game against Northern Arizona.

Daniel James and Phil Wait are suffering at Monmouth as the team is yet to register a victory six games into the season (and every loss except one being more than 20 points). James is producing little in very limited minutes (stats breakdown), whilst Wait has been solid, registering season highs of 13 points and 9 rebounds in Monmouth’s 79-71 loss to Brown (stats breakdown).

GB U20 Lee Goldsbrough continues to produce in his surprise starting role at Providence, averaging 5 rebounds per game and 2.6 points over their last three games in 18 minutes per outing (stats breakdown).

Joe Ikhinmwin has now served his three game suspension with South Carolina State, and registered 7 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a win over Gardner Webb (Stats breakdown).

Alex Marcotullio’s Northwestern continue their unbeaten start to the season and recorded an 80 – 73 victory over Aaron Geramipoor’s Seton Hall, their first loss of the season. Marcotullio played 29 minutes, scoring 7 points that included one 3 pointer and going 100% from all four visits to the foul line. However, he registered a DNP in their next victory over Danny Carter’s Stony Brook; perhaps as a result of his lingering injury. The Wildcats are 6-0.

After sitting out Rider’s first four games as he recovers from a stress fracture, Tom Pereira has returned to the court in their last three games. He made his season debut against Howard, finishing with 3 points in 10 minutes as Rider got their first win of the season, then saw two minutes in each of their last two games (stats breakdown). Rider continue to struggle without Justin Robinson, and now stand at 1-6.

Mikey Manghum has continued to see solid minutes with Oral Roberts, culminating in season highs of 7 points and 5 assists (ties career high) in a 73-65 victory over Florida International. After losing their first two games, ORU have now won four on the trot. In the six games this season, Manghum has already played more minutes combined than he has in the previous two seasons (129 to 113), as well as scoring more points, and registering more assists (stats breakdown).

Nicky Mabbutt and South Dakota are standing at 1-3, but his production has waned after a couple of solid outings. He has registered 1 DNP and just 7 minutes finishing with a rebound and an assist in their more recent loss to Wyoming.

Patrick Nyeko has seen solid minutes with Nevada across their past four games, registering 3 wins but statistically Nyeko’s numbers don’t jump out at you, having scored just two points on 0/6 shooting across all games. He registered 3 assists and 2 rebounds in the Wolf Pack’s most recent win (stats breakdown).

Aaron Geramipoor saw a season high 13 minutes in a 73-62 win over Yale where he registered 2 points and 3 rebounds. Seton Hall are 4-1 with Geramipoor averaging just under a point and 2.3 rebounds in around 8 minutes per game (stats breakdown).

Grant Fiorentinos and Tulane remain undefeated at 5-0, but the former England Under-18’s production has wavered since his impressive first two games. He has score 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in Tulane’s last 3 games (compared to 7 and 9 in his first two games) whilst also seeing less minutes (stats breakdown).

Danny Carter has struggled in Stony Brook’s last two games, scoring 3 points on 1/4 shooting across both games in a total of 25 minutes. Stony Brook stand at 2-3 (stats breakdown).

Abodunrin Gabe Olaseni has seen 3 minutes, a DNP, and then 5 minutes in Iowa’s last three games, registering 2 points and 1 rebound in the Hawkeyes most recent victory over IPFW. They now stand at 4-2.

Teddy Okereafor continues to see limited minutes with VCU, but registered a season high 8 in a win against Western Kentucky finishing with a rebound and an assist (stats breakdown).

Simeon Esprit continues to fight for minutes at Penn, registering a DNP and 1 statless minute in their last two games, both losses (stats breakdown).

Raphell Thomas-Edwards saw his first two minutes of the season on Tuesday night in a 94-59 Buffalo victory over Canisius, finishing with 1 steal. Buffalo are 3-1.

Ali Mackay and Davidson have registered wins in their past two games, but Mackay has not got off the bench in either.

Richard Bell is yet to register a minute with Nevada, along with Sam Fernley at Fairleigh Dickinson.

Having not played in Tennessee’s first four games, Ryan Kilmartin made his debut in an 86-60 victory over Chaminade, finishing with an empty statline in one minute of action.

Alasdair Fraser and Maine have not played another game since our last College Catchup, but they will be suiting up this afternoon against Holy Cross.

Any surprises for you so far? Know of any Brits doing well in other Divisions? Drop a comment!

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