Sam McLaurin scored a career-high 20 points on 10-of-12 from field
Tipoff Set for 12:00 p.m. Wednesday in Asheville
McLaurin Tabbed All-Academic Team
Coastal Faces VMI Saturday in Regular Season Finale
Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. LSU (Nov. 15, 2011)
Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. Methodist (Nov. 12, 2011)
2011-12 Coastal Carolina Men's Basketball vs. Covenant (Nov. 11, 2011)
2010-11: Started 26 of the 33 games he appeared in ... Finished the season with an average of 7.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game ... Led the Chants and ranked sixth in the Big South Conference in rebounding ... Set the Coastal Carolina single season record for blocked shots with 60 rejections ... Ranked second in the Big South with 1.8 blocked shots per game ... Named to the Big South All-Academic Team ... Selected to the Big South All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.3 points and 11.0 rebounds over the course of the three games ... Finished the season with five double-doubles ... Shot 67.8 percent from the field to lead the Chanticleers ... Ended the season with seven games with at least 10 rebounds ... Featured 10 games with at least three blocked shots ... Scored eight points and had 11 rebounds against College of Charleston (Nov. 16) ... Had 12 points, seven rebounds and was 6-for-6 from the field in the Chants' 125-70 win over Thomas More (Dec. 20) ... Finished with a career-high 17 points, 10 rebounds and was 7-for-10 from the field in a 74-69 win over Winthrop (Jan. 13) ... Had nine rebounds and a career-high six blocks in the Chants' 60-42 win over Presbyterian (Jan. 15) ... Tallied 13 points, 10 rebounds and was 6-for-7 from the field in the Chants' 82-58 victory at High Point (Jan. 27) ... Poured in 11 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 99-86 win over VMI (Feb. 5) ... Had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in a 61-56 victory at Winthrop (Feb. 12) ... Finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and was 5-for-5 from the field in a win over North Carolina Central (Feb. 17) ... Recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots against UNC Asheville (Feb. 22) ... Had 11 rebounds, eight points and four rejections in the Chants' 81-77 win at Charleston Southern (Feb. 26) ... Scored 14 points, pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and registered four blocks in an 83-72 win over Gardner-Webb in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals (March 1) ... Had 11 points and eight rebounds in a win over VMI in the Big South Tournament semifinals (March 3) ... Poured in 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots against UNC Asheville in the Big South Tournament championship game (March 5).
2009-10: Recorded 57 blocked shots as a freshman to record the second-most in a single season in school history ... Scored a career-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocked shots in a win over VMI (Feb. 27) ... Had five blocked shots in the win over Elon (Nov. 17) ... Followed that with four blocks against Voorhees (Nov. 21) ... Also added a career-high 11 rebounds in the win over the Phoenix ... Blocked four shots and had five rebounds in the win over Winthrop (Jan. 2) ... Had a career-high seven points in the win over Bridgwater (Dec. 12) ... Had three assists and three blocked shots vs. High Point (Jan. 16) ... Pulled down 10 boards against Cal State Northridge (Nov. 24) ... Had six boards in the win over Indiana State (Nov. 23) ... Had a team-high eight rebounds in the win over Liberty (Feb. 25) ... Had seven rebounds and four points in the season opener against the College of Charleston (Nov. 13) ... Pulled down seven rebounds in the win at UNC Asheville (Jan. 7) ... Led the Chants in rebounds with eight boards at Duke (Nov. 16) ... Had a thunderous tip-in dunk in the game's first minutes at Duke ... Made his first career start against the Blue Devils ... Had a team-high nine rebounds at Charleston Southern (Jan. 23) ... Scored five second-half points at Winthrop (Jan. 30) ... Had four blocks vs. Allen (Nov. 28) ... Pulled down six rebounds and had three blocks in a win over Presbyterian (Jan. 4) .... Blocked three shots and had four assists in the win at North Carolina Central (Feb. 15) ... Followed that with three blocks vs. Charleston Southern (Feb. 20).
2008-09: Played in six games before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the season ... Earned a medical redshirt ... Opened the season with five rebounds and two blocked shots against Coker (Nov. 15) ... Also had a rebound apiece against Florida State, Cincinnati and North Carolina A&T ... Averaged 1.3 rebounds per game.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at East Gadsden High School in Havana, Fla ... Was named to the All-State 4A First Team his last two seasons with the Jaguars ... Was the Big Bend Player of the Year and a First Team selection his junior and senior season ... Was a Preseason McDonald's All-America candidate ... Was a four-time All-Gadsden County selection ... Averaged 10 points and 16 rebounds a game his sophomore season ... Helped the Jaguars to the regional finals his freshman season ... Played AAU basketball for Team Breakdown in Miami, Fla. ... Was an Honor Roll student at East Gadsden.
Personal: Full name is Samuel Alonzo McLaurin ... Son of Bobby and Vienia McLaurin ... Majoring in sports management.