David Lawrence (basketball)

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David Lawrence
Personal information
Born(1959-05-05)May 5, 1959
Rayne, Louisiana
DiedMarch 20, 2017(2017-03-20) (aged 57)
Milan, Italy
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolW. O. Boston
(Lake Charles, Louisiana)
College McNeese State (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1980–1989
Position Power forward
Career history
1980–1981 Trieste
1981–1982 Donar Groningen
1982–1983 EBBC Den Bosch
1983–1986Grifone Perugia
1986–1987 Basket Mestre
1987–1988 Saski Baskonia
1988–1989Corona Cremona
Career highlights and awards

David Lawrence (May 5, 1959 – March 20, 2017) was an American basketball player. He was a star college player at McNeese State University, a second round draft pick in the 1980 NBA draft, and played professionally in Europe for nine seasons.

Lawrence, a 6'9" power forward from W. O. Boston High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, played for McNeese State from 1976 to 1980, following his brother Edmund to the school. Over four years, he scored 1,938 points and grabbed 1,026 rebounds. He was named first-team All-Southland Conference and was the Southland Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 1979. [1]

Following his college career, Lawrence was drafted in the second round (32nd pick overall) of the 1980 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Though he never played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he played for nine years in the top leagues of Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

Lawrence died on March 20, 2017. [2]

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References

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