Lawrence to Leave UC|
May 13, 2014
Rising sophomore forward Jermaine Lawrence (Springfield Gardens, N.Y./Pope John XXIII High School [N.J.]) has decided to leave the University of Cincinnati and the men's basketball program Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin has announced.
"I'm leaving UC because my father is ill," Lawrence said. "I want to be closer to him as well as be close enough where I can have him and my mom attend my games. We appreciate everyone's support."
Lawrence played in 26 games without a start, averaging 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.1 minutes. He scored a season-high nine points against Kennesaw State on Nov. 29 and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds against NC State on Nov. 12. Lawrence missed eight games from Jan. 7 through Feb. 2 due to a toe injury.
"We have been praying for Jermaine's father and understand the situation," Cronin said. "We wish Jermaine all the best."