Lawrence transfers to Seton Hall; he can practice but not play

Updated: September 2, 2008, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Keon Lawrence has transferred from Missouri to play basketball at Seton Hall.

Lawrence can practice with the Pirates this season, but he can't play in games until the 2009-10 season.

"Keon is an incredible recruit for us," Pirates coach Bobby Gonzalez said Tuesday. "He has a huge name in the state of New Jersey and he's coming back home to Newark. He can play the one and the two. He's a natural scorer and really an electrifying, exciting player that the fans are just going to love."

Lawrence played in all 32 games and averaged a team-high 29.2 minutes at Missouri last season. He led the Tigers in field-goal attempts and averaged 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

Lawrence averaged 31.2 points at Weequahic High School as a senior.


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