Eugene Lawrence
Eugene  Lawrence


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210




St. John's Pointer Earns First-Career BIG EAST Honor Roll Selection

Junior posts near triple-double in record-setting victory over Fordham.

On Lawrence: A tremendous playmaker with the ability to distribute the ball or find a way to score ... the BIG EAST's top returning assist man this season (5.6 assists per game) is also fifth on St. John's all-time list of assist leaders with 410 entering his senior campaign ... finished in the top 5 in BIG EAST assists two seasons in a row, finishing fourth (5.9 assists per game) as a sophomore in 2005-06 ... listed among St. John's all-time 3-point leaders, ranking seventh with 97 for his career ... also tied for eighth on the all-time steals list with 145 ... one of the Red Storm's tri-captains, along with Anthony Mason Jr. and Tomas Jasiulionis ... a tough, hard-nosed and tenacious on-ball defender ... uses strength and anticipation skills to get in the passing lanes ... an ever-maturing floor leader for the Red Storm ... can knock down the open shot from long range.

Norm Roberts On Lawrence: "Geno is terrific, he is the heart and soul of our team. He gets better every day, and will continue to do that this year. He is a senior now and he has been through it all. Geno has worked to become fifth all-time in assists here at St. John's, and he is a guy that we can always count on. He is committed to doing everything we need to do to be successful as a team, and just brings a lot to the table for us."

As a Junior in 2006-07: The only Red Storm player to start all 31 team games...averaged 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and a BIG EAST-leading 5.6 assists ... posted the 10th highest single-season assists total (173) in school history and moved into fifth place on the career assists list with 410 ... dealt multiple assists in 30 of 31 games and registered 18 games of five assists or more ... paced St. John's with 1.8 steals per game and ranked 10th in the league for the second-straight season ... led the Red Storm by connecting on 37.0 percent of his 3-point attempts, and finished third on the squad with 37 3-point field goals made on the season ... drilled 25-of-56 (.446) 3-pointers over the season's final 14 games ... 33.2 minutes per game average was a team-high ... posted back-to-back 40-minute games at Syracuse (Feb. 11) and vs. Rutgers (Feb. 15) and recorded 15 games of 35 minutes or more ... finished fourth on the squad in scoring and notched nine games in double-figures from the point guard spot ... set a new career-high in assists for the second straight game against then-No. 18 Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament (March 7) with 12 helpers to go along with a career-high two blocked shots, five points and two steals in 39 minutes ... handed out 11 assists and added five points and five rebounds in the regular season finale vs. Providence (March 4) ... posted his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 assists at Syracuse (Feb. 11) ... tied a career-high with four 3-pointers in the contest against the Orange ... went 4-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-4 from 3-point range in posting 13 points, four rebounds and seven assists in St. John's win over then-No. 22/21 Notre Dame (Jan. 23) at Madison Square Garden ... made all six of his shot attempts, including a career high-tying four 3-pointers, in scoring a season-high 16 points and dishing out five assists at DePaul (Jan. 16) ... scored eight points, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and dished out eight assists in the BIG EAST opener against DePaul (Jan. 3) ... recorded a career-high six steals and notched 10 assists in 36 minutes against Columbia (Dec. 23)...also added seven points and six rebounds vs. the Lions ... went 6-of-7 from the floor, scored a season-high 14 points and added nine assists and six rebounds in 34 minutes during St. John's road win at Niagara (Dec. 9).

As a Sophomore in 2005-06: Started all of the team's 27 games at point guard and averaged 32.3 minutes per game ... along with Lamont Hamilton, was one of two Red Storm players to start every contest ... averaged 9.3 points per game, good enough for third on the squad, averaged 9.9 ppg in BIG EAST matchups, and registered 13 games of double-figure scoring ... 4.9 assists led St. John's and ranked fourth among all BIG EAST players ... finished third on the team with a 4.8 rebounds per game average ... recorded 26 multi-assist games and 21 performances of four assists or more ... ranked 10th in the conference in steals (1.6 spg) ... scored a career-high 22 points in the regular season finale against Rutgers (March 5) ... knocked down 6-of-10 field goal attempts against the Scarlet Knights and 4-of-8 3-pointers, while dishing out seven assists and committing just one turnover ... made a career-high tying 7-of-9 free throws on his way to 15 points, three rebounds and four assists at then-No. 4/4 Villanova (March 1) ... dished nine assists to go along with six points in St. John's road win at Rutgers (Feb. 15) ... netted seven points, pulled down 10 rebounds and recorded four assists against then-No. 9 West Virginia (Jan. 29) ... contributed 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists and made three steals at then-No. 1 UConn (Jan. 25) ... netted 10 points, grabbed five boards and dished four assists in the Red Storm win over then-No. 9/9 Pitt (Jan. 21) ... logged the team's first 12 points of the game and finished with 18 in a victory over then-No. 17/15 Louisville (Jan. 17) ... put in a superlative double-double effort in St. John's BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall (Jan. 4), scoring 14 points and recording a career-high 10 assists ... made a pair of 3-pointers against the Pirates, and grabbed five rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes in the overtime game ... named the MVP of the 2005 Panasonic Holiday Festival after averaging 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in helping St. John's capture its second-straight title in that event ... connected on 4-of-5 field goals and 3-of-3 3-pointers in scoring 12 points and recording eight assists against Columbia (Dec. 27) ... also grabbed five rebounds and had two steals in 33 minutes against the Lions ... averaged 11.3 ppg and 5.3 assists across an early non-conference stretch against Stony Brook (Dec. 7), Virginia Tech (Dec. 10) and Marist (Dec. 17) ... contributed 11 points and nine rebounds in a victory over Niagara (Nov. 26) ... scored seven points with nine boards in the Red Storm's season opener vs. UMES (Nov. 19).

As a Freshman in 2004-05: Appeared in all 27 games as a freshman, drawing 20 starts and 19 straight to close the season ... 7.3 points per game average was fourth on the squad ... 105 assists on the season (3.9 per game) led the team ... recorded 23 multi-assist games and registered 16 games of four or more assists ... contributed 3.8 rebounds per game ... netted 14 points, drilling a career-high four 3-pointers with three assists and three boards, in his first collegiate start vs. Illinois State (Dec. 4) ... scored eight points, grabbed five boards and had four steals at Hofstra (Dec. 11) ... tallied five points, four rebounds and five assists vs. Marist (Dec. 19) ... netted five points, grabbed four rebounds and dished seven assists vs. Canisius (Dec. 28) in the Holiday Festival ... scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists against NC State (Dec. 30) en route to Holiday Festival all-tournament honors ... registered four assists and posted four steals at West Virginia (Jan. 8) ... contributed a pair of 3-pointers, scored eight points and had five assists in a victory over then-No. 21 Pittsburgh (Jan. 18) ... scored 18 points, connecting on 6-of-11 shots from the field, grabbed seven rebounds and dished five assists against Boston College (Jan. 22) ... tallied 13 points and four boards against Seton Hall (Jan. 29) ... totaled 10 points at home against Rutgers (Feb. 2) ... contributed 10 points, including a 7-for-8 performance from the free throw line, with three steals and two assists at Pittsburgh (Feb. 8) ... scored 10 points with five rebounds and seven assists in a win at home over Georgetown (Feb. 20) ... netted 12 points and five steals at Syracuse (Feb. 23) ... scored four points with five assists and four steals against Duke (Feb. 26) ... totaled 14 points at Providence (March 1) to finish the season with nine double-digit scoring performances.

At Abraham Lincoln High School: A high school teammate of current Minnesota Timberwolves' guard Sebastian Telfair, sharing backcourt duties with the highly-touted 2004 lottery selection of the Portland Trailblazers ... named the Most Valuable Player of the New York Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Championship in 2004 as a senior ... led Lincoln to a 74-65 win over Bayside's Cardozo High in March 2004 with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and no turnovers ... high school coach was Dwayne "Tiny" Morton ... averaged 14 points and 6.0 assists for the AAU Railsplitters in 2004-05.

Personal: Eugene E. Lawrence ... born June 22, 1986 ... son of Denise Lawrence ... one of seven children, including Tori (30), Cory (28), Stephanie (26), Geri (23), Tima (21) and Bianca (19) ... was the first New York City player to sign with St. John's following Norm Roberts' hiring in April 2004 ... was listed in Who's Who Among High School Students ... majoring in communication arts.

Lawrence Up Close...
One word to describe me on the court: Tough.
One word to describe me off the court: Easy going.
The St. John's basketball player that will surprise you this year is: Paris Horne.
The teammate that inspires me: TJ - Tomas Jasiulionis.


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