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Lawrence Earns All-Conference Nod By SoCon Coaches & Media

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          Release: 03/05/2013
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston's Andrew Lawrence (London, England) was honored by the league's head coaches as the Southern Conference announced the 2013 men's basketball postseason awards on Tuesday.

Lawrence, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard and 2012 London Olympian, earned his first career nod on the All-Conference Team. He currently ranks fourth in the league in assists (3.9 apg), seventh in steals (1.4 spg), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) and ninth in minutes played (32.1).

A two-time Bob Cousy Award candidate given annually to the nation's top point guard, Lawrence has scored in double figures in nine of the team's last 10 league games. He became the 30th player in school history to reach the 1,000-career point mark and turned in his second consecutive 100+ assist season this year.

As the youngest member of the Great Britain National Team and one of only two collegians among the 12 countries competing in The Games, he helped his country to its first-ever Olympic win over China in tournament pool play. Lawrence currently ranks 26th all-time in career scoring with 1,151 career points to date, seventh all-time in career three-pointers made (203) and 10th all-time in career assists (384).

For the second year in a row, he was also recognized by the league's media on the All-Conference Second Team.

Davidson's Jake Cohen was named the 2013 Player of the Year, while head coach Bob McKillop was named the league's Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. 

Samford's Tim Williams was named the league's Freshman of the Year and Appalachian State's Nathan Healy was tabbed the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

The 2013 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament begins on Friday, March 8, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.  The championship game is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.

2013 SOCON MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARDS

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Nathan Healy, Appalachian State

Andrew Lawrence, College of Charleston

Mike Groselle, The Citadel

De'Mon Brooks, Davidson

Jake Cohen, Davidson

Jack Isenbarger, Elon

Lucas Troutman, Elon

Trevis Simpson, UNCG

Raijon Kelly, Samford

Trey Sumler, Western Carolina

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Matt Van Scyoc, The Citadel

Clide Geffrard Jr., Samford

Tim Williams, Samford

Gee McGhee, Chattanooga

Spencer Collins, Wofford

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jake Cohen, Davidson

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nathan Healy, Appalachian State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Tim Williams, Samford

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bob McKillop, Davidson

2013 SOCON MEN'S BASKERTBALL SPORTS MEDIA ASSOCIATION AWARDS

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

De'Mon Brooks, Davidson

Jake Cohen, Davidson

Lucas Troutman, Elon

Trevis Simpson, UNCG

Trey Sumler, Western Carolina

ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

Nathan Healy, Appalachian State

Mike Groselle, The Citadel

Andrew Lawrence, College of Charleston

Raijon Kelly, Samford

Karl Cochran, Wofford

ALL-CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM

Nik Cochran, Davidson

Jack Isenbarger, Elon

Eric Ferguson, Georgia Southern

Tim Williams, Samford

Z. Mason, Chattanooga

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Matt Van Scyoc, The Citadel

Clide Geffrard Jr., Samford

Tim Williams, Samford

Gee McGhee, Chattanooga

Spencer Collins, Wofford

MALCOLM U. PITT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jake Cohen, Davidson

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Tim Williams, Samford

ANTON FOY COACH OF THE YEAR

Matt Matheny, Elon

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