Newly promoted Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou (A1) inked experienced 34-year old American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-105kg-86, college: St.John’s). He played most recently at Telekom Baskets Bonn in German BBL league. Lawrence managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 7 BBL games he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 5.0apg and 1.1spg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 7.3apg and 1.0spg. The other team Lawrence played that season for was Ionikos Nikaias in Greek A1. In 13 games he had 6.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg.
He is a very experienced player. Lawrence has played also professionally in Slovakia, Ukraine (Hoverla), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels) and Czech Republic (Nymburk and Prostejov).
Among many awards he won Czech Republic League championship title in 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Lawrence received also Eurobasket.com Czech Republic League All-Imports Team award in 2018.
He attended St. John’s University until 2008 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
By Chris MAMMIDES of Eurobasket.com