The Big 12 Coach of the Year signed a contract extension through 2018
The senior records 20 points in a game for the 21st time in his career
The Wildcats have won five of the last seven meetings with the Longhorns
K-State remains on top of the Big 12 leaderboard heading into Saturday's game at Texas.
K-State vs. Iowa State
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.
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 against Bryant (12/23/09) with four points, five rebounds and season-high three steals in 16 minutes... Earned his first start against Georgia (12/9/09) with three points in 11 minutes of action... Recorded seven points on 3-of-5 field goals in his collegiate debut against Long Island (11/13/09)... Coached by current Kansas assistant 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 Arizona senior forward Kevin Parrom and former Manhattan (Kan.) High star and current Illinois State senior forward Jackie Carmichael... 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... Earned scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Georgetown, Clemson, Auburn, Arizona, Memphis, Pittsburgh and Xavier... 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... Major is family studies and human services.