David Lawrence, American basketball player, Died at 58

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David Lawrence was born on May 5, 1959, and died March 20, 2017

He was an American basketball player.

Lawrence was a star college player at McNeese State University, a second round draft pick in the 1980 NBA draft, and played professionally in Europe for nine seasons.

He stood at 6’9″ power forward from W. O. Boston High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, played for McNeese State from 1976 to 1980, following his brother Edmund to the school.

For over four years, David scored 1,938 points and grabbed 1,026 rebounds.

Lawrence was named first-team All-Southland Conference and was the Southland Conference Player of the Year as a junior in 1979.

After his college career, Lawrence was drafted in the second round (32nd pick overall) of the 1980 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Though Lawrence never played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he played for nine years in the top leagues of Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

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