Lawrence & Fraser Have Career Nights; College Catchup -

Lawrence & Fraser Have Career Nights; College Catchup

Andrew Lawrence Alasdair Fraser
Great Britain guard Andrew Lawrence continues to be the standout Brit in NCAA Division 1 basketball after scoring a career high 25 points along with 5 assists and 4 steals in a double overtime win against Chattanooga.

The most impressive part of his career night however, was his seven points in the last 13 seconds of regulation, forcing overtime on a layup with 1 second on the clock. Charleston had rallied from 67-63 with 12 seconds to go.

Previous to Chattanooga, Lawrence had been equally impressive against Citadel, stuffing the box score with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 5 steals. College of Charleston are now 7-1, with Lawrence averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds (stats breakdown).

Great Britain Under-20 Alasdair Fraser went off for a career night on Sunday, dropping 23 points, and 10 rebounds on 11/15 shooting in an OT win over Rhode Island (see a Fraser dunk at 0:37 seconds in the above video). It was a huge bounce back game for Fraser, who fouled out in 18 minutes the game before in a loss to Eastern Illinois, finishing with 6 points and 7 rebounds. Maine are now 3-2, with Fraser averaging 12.8 points along with 7.6 rebounds (stats breakdown).

Shane Walker has kept his double figure scoring streak alive, having score 10, 11 and 10 points respectively over Loyola’s (MD) past three games, all wins. The Greyhounds have won 6 in a row after losing their season opener, and Walker has been a huge part of that as he averages 12.1 points and 7 rebounds on the season and remains the most consistent British player in NCAA Division 1 (stats breakdown).

Ben Mockford followed up his big 22 point night against N.J.I.T with 19 against Mount St Mary’s in St Francis’ (NY) second straight win. He then had 9 in a loss to Wagner. Mockford is proving to be one of the top scoring Brits in NCAA D1 basketball after sitting out last season due to transferring. He is averaging 12.6 points as St Francis stand at 2-5 (stats breakdown).

Will Neighbour continues to perform well for UALR, dropping 10 points and 5 rebounds on 5/7 shooting against Northwestern State, before following that up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks against Southern Methodist. Despite both being losses, Neighbour has now scored in double digits in four consecutive outings (stats breakdown). UALR are 2-6.

UAB’s Ovie Soko has proved to be inconsistent over the Blazers’ last four games, having his best performance against Tennessee Martin where he finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal on 6/7 shooting. He followed that up with 8 points and 5 rebounds before fouling out in 20 minutes against South Alabama, and then went scoreless against Ken State (stats breakdown). Alexander Scotland-Williamson continues to produce very little in limited minutes, culminating in his first DNP of the season on Saturday night (stats breakdown). The Blazers are 1-6.

Fraser’s U20 teammate Alex Marcotullio seems to be slowly regaining his form. Seeing over 20 minutes in Northwestern’s last three games, Marcotullio had his best game of the season so far in a win over Mississippi Valley State, registering season highs of 8 points and 7 assists along with 3 rebounds. Northwestern are now 7-1 after suffering their first loss of the season against ranked Baylor (stats breakdown).

Phil Wait and Daniel James continue to search for their first win at Monmouth, as the team now stands at 0-8. Big man Wait has seen 15 and 16 minutes respectively over their last two games, registering 5 points and 5 rebounds in a heavy loss to St Francis (PA) (stats breakdown). James produced little in 14 minutes against St Francis, and then saw just three minutes against Robert Morris (stats breakdown).

Over South Carolina State’s last three games, Joe Ikhimwin has seen fluctuating minutes, registering 4 against Kennesaw State, 21 in a loss to Georgia State before having his best game of the three in 9 minutes against Longwood, where he finished with 6 points and 4 rebounds (stats breakdown).

Oral Roberts continue to win after losing their first two games of the season. They have now won 6 on the trot, with Mikey Manghum continuing to see over 20 minutes a game. In their last two games he finished with 3 points, and then 4 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal against Southern Utah (stats breakdown).

After a surprisingly strong start to the season with Tulane, Grant Fiorentinos has seen his minutes drop drastically over the last 4 games. Tulane are 9-0, but the former England Under-18 has seen 9 minutes combined over their last four outings, culminating in a DNP on Saturday night vs Georgia Tech (stats breakdown).

Fiorentinos’ England Under-18 teammate Aaron Geramipoor has seen 6, and 10 minutes respectively in Seton Hall’s last two games, both wins. Grabbing two rebounds in both, but being marred by foul trouble against Auburn, where he registered four in his 10 minutes. The Pirates are now 6-1 (stats breakdown).

Lee Goldsbrough is another player who has seen his minutes drastically reduced over the last few few games. After averaging over 18 minutes per game through Providence’s first 6 games, Lee has seen just 5 minutes combined in the Friars’ last two games, and as you’d expect, producing very little statistically (stats breakdown).

Patrick Nyeko has had a 21 minute outing in Nevada’s victory over Bradley where he finished with a season high 3 assists but went scoreless, before playing a season-low 4 minutes in a win over Washington (stats breakdown). Nevada are 5-3.

After seeming to have his breakout game with 16 points against Idaho State, Adam Thoseby has faded into obscurity in Utah State’s past two outings, going a combined 0-5 to remain scoreless as the Aggies lost both (stats breakdown). USU are 3-4.

Tom Pereira has seen 3 and 5 minutes in Rider’s last two games, both losses. He went scoreless against Manhattan, before finishing with 3 points against Marist (stats breakdown). Broncs continue to struggle without Justin Robinson as they stand at 1-8.

Nick Mabbutt and South Dakota have lost their past two games, with Mabbutt seeing 5 minutes and a DNP (stats breakdown).

Danny Carter played just 3 minutes in Stony Brook’s Saturday night loss to Eastern Illinois, finishing with an empty statline.

Simeon Esprit has played little in Penn’s last two games which they split, registering two minutes and an empty statline in a win over Manhattan, before registering a DNP against Villanova. Penn are now 4-5.

Abodunrin Gabe Olaseni has seen 5 minutes and a DNP for Iowa in their last two games. Iowa are 5-3.

Teddy Okereafor has seen a DNP and then three minutes in VCU’s last two outings, registering 1 rebound and an assist in a win over South Florida.

After registering 5 consecutive DNP’s, Davidson’s Ali Mackay returned to the court against Furman, seeing two minutes of action but finishing with an empty statline. Davidson are 6-1.

Ryan Kilmartin has not played in Tennessee’s last two outings, both losses.

After strong performances in his first three outings, Ashley Hamilton continues to be sideline with an ankle injury sustained against Harvard. LMU have gone 4-2 without him and stand at 5-4 overall.

Richard Bell is yet to make his debut for Nevada, as with Sam Fernley at Fairleigh Dickinson.


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