As many know, the Augusta Metro Youth Foundation, sponsor of "Will Avery Camps," "ABR Live," and "AugustaBasketball.com" activities, also sponsors the GAIS Eagles homeschool basketball program. And expanding the scope and reach of the Eagles program this season caused Will and me to be unable to focus on the area basketball scene. But now that the season is over, we have time to not only populate GaisEagles.com with information about our homeschool team, but this site with information about the Augusta area. Evans High School's Patrick Lawrence is the subject of the first installment of our "Meet Augusta's Basketballers" series.
Highlights of Lawrence's 29 point explosion in sub-region championship game
Senior Patrick Lawrence (6'2" 180 lbs) led his Evans squad to an 18-11 record and another state tournament appearance, averaging 15 ppg, 8.4 rpg, and 4 apg, earning All Region (Class 2-AAAAA) and Columbia County News Times All Region honors. Patrick is a great outside shooter (43% 3pt FG and 82% FT) who has the athleticism to attack the basket and finish, and defend at many positions.
He is also a fine student who sports a 3.1 GPA and a 1,100 two part SAT score. It seems that when Patrick is not honing his basketball skills he is volunteering with Will Avery and me to run the many AugustaBasketball.com events.Patrick’s ability to shoot, score, and defend; his academic strengths; and his character will be a great asset to a college basketball program after this spring’s graduation.