State of the U Catches Up with Jim Larranaga
SOTU spent some time with UM Hoops Head Man Jim Larranaga. Coach L gave us the scoop on an activity that involves thinking outside of the box, scouting reports on returning and new players in the program, his staff changes, and more
Anthony "Amp" Lawrence Jr.
Freshman F 6'7 210 St. Petersburg, Fl
2014-15 H.S. Stats: 30 ppg, 12 rpg, 5 apg (played a lot of PG as a senior).
- Very versatile player who projects as both a wing and a 4 early in his college career. But could even play some point as he develops. Handles, shoot, and passes very well.
- Explosive athlete who can really finish above the rim (see below). Great size as well for a wing.
- Should eventually develop into a good defender considering his length and athleticism. But will likely struggle as all freshman do, early on.
- Might take a while to find his identity on this level. UM's needs might dictate he plays some down low, but his natural skill set is more suited to play 2/3 or even PG.