Posted On: 01/15/18 9:31 PM
The winter of 2017-18 has been a tough season for the 2-11 Heritage boys basketball team but one bright spot has been Matt Lawrence.
A 6-foot-5 senior, Lawrence has still managed to shine despite his team’s struggles and is putting together quite an impressive final season in high school. He is averaging 15.6 points a game, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Eagles.
Lawrence has been in contact with several schools including Colorado College and Doane University. This winter season, however, will be an important recruiting period for the senior.
While his stands at 6-foot-5, Lawrence has plenty of room to grow and put on weight. Lawrence said he had been working hard to get stronger, become more versatile and to improve his abilities as a leader. Through 13 games this winter, he has shot just 20 percent from 3-point range but has had a concerted effort to get into the paint and find his points there.
Lawrence is currently shooting 46 percent from the field and is scoring 1.2 points per shot attempt. He also has scored in double figures in all but one game and has scored over 20 points three times. Lawrence’s season high came on Dec. 21 when he scored 29 points on 10 for 24 shooting in a win over Green Mountain. He has one double-double (points and rebounds) to his credit but has come within one or two rebounds of a double-double several times this season.
During the summer, Lawrence plays for the Colorado Chaos club organization.