Tipoff Set for 12:00 p.m. Wednesday in Asheville
McLaurin Tabbed All-Academic Team
Coastal Wraps Up Regular Season 19-10 and 12-6 in Conference Play
Coastal Faces VMI Saturday in Regular Season Finale
Final Road Swing Begins Thursday Night in Lynchburg
Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. Methodist (Nov. 12, 2011)
2011-12 Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. Covenant (Nov. 11, 2011)
2010-11: Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Transferred to Coastal after three seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette under head coach Robert Lee.
2009-10: Stared in 24 of the 27 games in which he appeared ... Finished second on the team with 14.0 points per game ... Led team in scoring with 17 points vs. Mobile (Nov. 24) and sunk a career-high 13 free throws ... Scored 16 points at Southern Miss (Dec. 15) ... Made a season-high seven field goals at Lamar (Dec. 19) and against Tulane (Dec. 21) ... Tallied a season-high 12 points at Louisville (Dec. 23) ... Tied his season-high with 23 points at Middle Tennessee (Jan. 2) ... Scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. Denver (Jan. 14) ... Tied season-high with 23 points at UALR (Jan. 16) and tied career-high with 10 field goals ... Made 10 field goals and scored 23 points vs. New Orleans (Jan. 21) ... Had a career-high eight rebounds at Arkansas State (Jan. 28) ... Became the 38th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points after pouring in 19 points at South Alabama (Feb. 13) ... Tied his career-high with eight rebounds against the Jaguars ... In first three weeks of January, averaged 20.3 points and shot 47-of-90 (52%) ... Scored in double-figures in seven of eight games in January.
2008-09: Led Louisiana in scoring for the second straight season with 13.3 points per game ... Saw scoring average rise nearly four points higher than freshman season ... Connected on 100-plus field goal attempts for the second straight season and reached a career-best 124 ... Missed first four games with an elbow injury ... Scored double figures in 14 of the first 15 games he played ... Averaged double figures the entire season and was above 12.0 points per game Jan. 15 to the end of the season ... Had a solid stretch the first three weeks of January, shooting 45-of-87 (52%) and averaging 16.6 points per game ... For five consecutive games, set season-high for points (Dec. 31-Jan. 15) ... Scored 23 points and turned in a career-high 10 field goals at Western Kentucky (Jan. 22) ... Scored a career-high 31 points (22 in first half) vs. Florida International (Feb. 5) for the first 30-point game at the CAJUNDOME since Nov. 2006 ... Hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 3:13 remaining against Arkansas State (Feb. 14) to lead the Ragin' Cajuns to a 54-50 victory ... Scored 29 points against Troy (Feb. 26) and set career-high with 12 free throws made ... In WKU, UALR & Troy games combined (5 total), averaged 21.4 points and shot 38-of-64 (10-of-19 three-point range).
2007-08: Led the Ragin' Cajuns in scoring with 9.6 points per game ... Finished his rookie season shooting 44.1 percent from three-point range, which ranks as the third-highest single-season percentage in school history ... Registered five 20-point games ... Ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in three-point field goal percentage ... Played double-digit minutes in all but one game ... Tallied a team-high 111 field goals made and ranked second on the team with 45 triples ... Stood third on the team with 60 defensive rebounds ... Tallied 15 points and hit the winning three pointer at ULM (Dec. 16) ... Buried six triples in UL's win over East Tennessee State at Rainbow Classic (Dec. 22) ... Notched a then career-high 25 points and scored 18 in the first half against New Orleans (Feb. 20) ... Scored a game-high 24 points against Denver (March 1) on 9-of-13 shooting to carry the Cajuns to a share of the Sun Belt West Division title.
High School: Split his prep career between St. Louis Catholic and LaGrange in Lake Charles, La. ... Was a two-time Southwest Louisiana MVP ... Named to the Louisiana All-State first team twice ... Was a two-time All-District MVP ... Averaged 25 points per game as a senior ... helped his team earn the top ranking in the state as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Joseph Gradnigo ... Son of Marie Potter and Laurence Gradnigo ... Majoring in kinesiology.