#5 Lawrence Bridges
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Henry Ford HS
Lawrence Bridges
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Release: 09/19/2008

Tough, athletic player who will be relied upon for defense and rebounding ... will need to adjust to being a perimeter player at the college level ... has the innate ability to help the team without being the focal point of the offense ... will have every opportunity to emerge in the program. 

HIGH SCHOOL — Named first team Class A all-state by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and sixth team by Detroit Free Press following senior year ... named second team All-Detroit by the Free Press ... ranked No. 15 in the state by the Free Press prior to senior season ... led Henry Ford to the Detroit Public School League title game in Cobo Hall ... was listed among other seniors to watch by the Detroit News ... McDonald’s All-America nominee ... averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds as a senior and 18 points and 10 boards as a junior ... was named fourth team all-state by the Detroit News as a junior ... named second team All-Detroit by the Detroit News and third team by the Detroit Free Press as a junior ... high school coach was Ken Flowers and played AAU ball for The Family and coach Durand “Speedy” Walker ... earned four letters in basketball. 

PERSONAL — Born Lawrence Bridges III on Feb. 4, 1990 in Detroit, Mich. ... nickname is L Boogie ... parents are Kimberly T. Wilson and Lawrence Bridges Jr. ... lists Kevin Garnett as sports hero and grandmother and mother as non-sports heroes ... greatest moment in athletics was making it to the city championships.