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Omari Lawrence
12  Omari Lawrence

Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
South Kent [Conn.] Prep

Last College:
St. John's

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205




K-State Announces Extension for Bruce Weber

The Big 12 Coach of the Year signed a contract extension through 2018


McGruder Leads 13/13 K-State To 81-69 Win at Texas

The senior records 20 points in a game for the 21st time in his career


13/13 K-State Travels To Texas Saturday

The Wildcats have won five of the last seven meetings with the Longhorns


Wildcats Post 10th Conference Victory

K-State remains on top of the Big 12 leaderboard heading into Saturday's game at Texas.


Postgame Quotes

K-State vs. Iowa State


No. 16 Kansas State at TCU - AP Photo Gallery

No. 16 Kansas State at TCU - AP Photo Gallery


AP Photos: Basketball vs. Michigan

AP Photos: Basketball vs. Michigan


AP Photos: Kansas State vs. UNF

AP Photos: Kansas State vs. UNF

CAREER STATISTICS (2010-14 Game-by-Game; PDF Format)

• Helped K-State advance to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments
• Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member

As A Senior (2013-14):
Saw action in all 33 games as a senior with one start... One of six players to play in all 33 games... Registered double-digit minutes in 22 games, including a career-best 30 minutes at Baylor (2/15/14)... Averaged 3.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting (38-of-90), including 16.7 percent (4-of-24) from 3-point range, with 1.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.6 steals in 12.8 minutes per game... Connected on 60.5 percent (23-of-38) from the free throw line... Scored a season-high 10 points in a win over Long Beach State (11/17/13)... Knocked down 5-of-7 field goals vs. the 49ers with a career-tying three steals in 18 minutes... Also posted nine points in victories vs. South Dakota (12/10/13), No. 7/7 Kansas (2/10/14) and TCU (2/19/14)... Grabbed a season-high five rebounds vs. South Dakota (12/10/13) to go with a career-tying three steals in 29 minutes... Nabbed a career-tying three steals in three contests... Dished out a career-best four assists vs. Long Beach State (11/24/13)... Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games as a reserve, averaging 3.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting (20-of-45) with 1.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.6 steals in 12.7 minutes per game... Connected on 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the free throw line... Played three minutes in NCAA Tournament game vs. Kentucky (3/21/14)... Tallied five points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in Big 12 Quarterfinal game vs. No. 16/16 Iowa State (3/13/14)... Went 4-of-6 from the field with nine points in win over TCU (2/19/14)... Played a career-best 30 minutes in double-overtime loss at Baylor (2/15/14)... Provided a lift off the bench in win over No. 7/7 Kansas, adding nine points, two steals and an assist in 22 minutes... Played a vital role in the win over South Dakota (12/10/13) with nine points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 29 minutes of action... Coached by Bruce Weber.

As A Junior (2012-13):
Saw action in 31 games as a junior... Registered double-digit minutes in 11 games, including a season-high 22 vs. Kansas City (12/29/12)... Named to the Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Averaged 2.1 points on 37.3 percent shooting (22-of-59), including 20 percent (3-of-15) from 3-point range, with 1.4 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.5 assists in 8.5 minutes per game... Connected on 72 percent (18-of-25) from the free throw line... Scored in double figures twice, including a season-high 12 points vs. Texas (1/30/13)... Knocked down 5-of-10 field goals vs. the Longhorns with a season-high six rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of action... Also registered double figures vs. USC Upstate (12/2/13) with 10 points on 3-of-7 field goals with two treys... Added five rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Spartans in 18 minutes... Posted five or more rebounds in three games, including a season-high six vs. Texas (1/30/13)... Tallied two or more steals on four occasions, including a season-best 3 vs. Alabama-Huntsville (11/13/12) and Kansas City (12/29/12)... Saw action in 16 Big 12 games as a reserve, averaging 1.8 points on 52.2 percent shooting (12-of-23) with 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game... Connected on 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the free throw line... Came off the bench to score four points in six minutes vs. Texas Tech (2/25/13)... Also scored four points vs. No. 14/14 Gonzaga (12/15/12) in five minutes of action... Scored in each of the team's first four games, including a 5-point effort in the opener with North Dakota (11/9/12)... Coached by Bruce Weber.

As A Sophomore (2011-12): Saw action in nine games as a sophomore... Played a season-high four minutes vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) and Howard (12/31/11)... Averaged 0.6 points on 50 percent shooting (2-of-4) with 0.7 rebounds in 2.2 minutes per game... Scored in three games, including a season-high two points vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) and North Florida (12/11/11)... Had at least one rebounds in four games, including a season-best three vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11)... Dished out two assists vs. Howard (12/31/11)... Saw action in four Big 12 games, averaging 0.3 points and 0.3 rebounds in 1.5 minutes per game... First career points as a Wildcat came vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) on 1-of-1 field goals... Registered his first career minutes in opener vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11) with no statistics... Had to sit out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from St. John's... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2010-11): Had to sit out the season due to NCAA rules after transferring from St. John's... Coached by Frank Martin.

At St. John's (2009-10): Played one season at St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. in 2009-10... Helped the Red Storm to a 17-16 record, including a 6-12 mark in BIG EAST play, and a trip to the NIT... The team lost in the first round of the NIT at Memphis, 73-71... Saw action in 25 games as a freshman with one start... Averaged 2.5 points on 34.7 percent (25-of-72) shooting, including 33.3 percent (4-of-12) from 3-point range, with 1.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.5 assists in 9.3 minutes per game... Saw action in 10 BIG EAST games, averaging 2.4 points on 35.7 percent (10-of-28) shooting with 0.9 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game... Registered double-digit minutes in 15 contests, including a season-high 16 minutes against St. Bonaventure (11/17/09) and Bryant (12/23/09)... Scored in 19 games, including a season-best eight points against Villanova (1/23/10) on 4-of-6 shooting... Grabbed at least one rebound in 18 contests, including a season-high seven against Siena (11/27/09)... Had three points and one steal at Memphis (3/18/10) in the NIT First Round... Played 14 minutes in the BIG EAST Tournament win over Connecticut (3/9/10) with four points on 2-of-3 field goals... Scored four points vs. West Virginia (2/6/10)... Tallied four points in BIG EAST home opener vs. Providence (1/3/10)... Solid all-around game vs. Bryant (12/23/09) with four points, five rebounds and season-high three steals in 16 minutes... Earned his first start vs. Georgia (12/9/09) with three points in 11 minutes... Recorded seven points on 3-of-5 field goals in his collegiate debut against Long Island (11/13/09)... Coached by Norm Roberts.

High School: Played his senior season at South Kent School in South Kent, Conn., in 2008-09... Led the Cardinals to a 26-7 overall record and appearance in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) title game... Helped the team to a 16-game regular-season winning streak... Averaged 14.1 points, 6.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds as a senior... Also connected on 79 percent from the free throw line... Scored 25 points for the New York City Team in the Jordan Classic Regional game at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2009... Connected on 12-of-21 field goals with five rebounds on a game-high 35 minutes... Led the City Team to a 129-120 victory over the Suburban Team at Madison Square Garden... His senior class at South Kent included seven players who would earn Division I scholarship offers, including former Arizona star Kevin Parrom... Tore his labrum the summer before his senior year, causing him to miss AAU circuit and some games his senior season... Starred at St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx before transferring to South Kent... Averaged 18.2 points as a junior in 2007-08... Earned first team All-City distinction from the New York Daily News and first team all-league honors from the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) following his junior season... Coached by Kelvin Jefferson.

Personal: Omari R. Lawrence was born Oct. 1, 1990, in Bronx, N.Y. ... Parents are Alma Lawrence and the late Norman Lawrence... Has an older brother, Abebe... Grew up with former St. John's All-American Dwight Hardy and former Red Storm star Justin Burrell... Before choosing St. John's out of high school, he earned scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Georgetown, Clemson, Auburn, Arizona, Memphis, Pittsburgh and Xavier... Graduated from K-State in May 2013 with a degree in family studies and human services... Currently pursuing a Master's degree in family studies.

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