FORD ON CARRIER: "Lawrence came in a little bit out of shape but that was because of some off season injuries, knee surgery that he had. He is somebody who we are going to probably need to play a post position at the four spot just because of our lack of depth but he can create problems as well as he can step out and shoot the basketball. He's got to continue to work on his conditioning. Lawrence has a great ability to score the basketball and he can put up a lot of points quickly. He can score a lot of different ways and we are going to need that from him."
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004-05: Played in 27 of 28 games, coming off the bench each game ... Averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Over last three games of season averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds ... Career game in A-10 First Round vs. LaSalle (3/9), keeping UMass in the game with career-bests 17 points (13 in first half to surpass former career high of 11 in just 12 minutes) nine rebounds, six field goals and four three-pointers ... Had solid game with six points and six rebounds vs. Duquesne (3/5) ... Best game to date came at Dayton (3/1), tying then career-high for points with 11, grabbed eight rebounds in career-high 26 minutes. Played a vital role all game as Rashaun Freeman was mired in foul trouble as UMass had just eight scholarship players healthy ... Returned to action at Temple (2/26), played just two minutes and had one rebound ... Sat out the Rhode Island (2/23) game with a left hamstring strain ... Set then-career high with 11 points hitting 3-4 three-pointers in win over Florida State (2/15) playing 17 minutes off the bench ... Tallied six points on 3-of-4 shooting vs. St. Bonaventure (2/5) ... After not scoring in two games, had four points vs. Richmond (1/29) ... Posted a career-high four steals in triple-OT win against Xavier (1/8) ... Played 24 minutes vs. Boston Univ. (12/28), scored six points, made first career free throw after missing first five of year ... Scored nine points and played key minutes in the win over UConn (12/9). Made 4-of-5 shots including a three-pointer. Had two steals ... Played 19 minutes vs. Gonzaga (12/4), hitting one three-point field goal ... Netted 10 points for second game in a row, also had seven rebounds vs. Northeastern (12/1). All seven boards came in the first half ... Scored 10 points including his first career points in win over Yale (11/28). Made 4-of-7 shots including a pair of 3-pointers. Also had six rebounds ... Made college debut, playing two minutes vs. Birmingham-Southern (11/23).
BEFORE UMASS: Played for coach Chris Hinchey at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. ... Averaged 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds during his senior season in 2002-2003, while recording a team-high 74 steals ... Finished his career as Salisbury's all-time scoring leader with 1,355 points ... Played AAU basketball for coach Albert Perry's Inland I squad in California.
PERSONAL: Lawrence R. Carrier ... Born Nov. 3, 1983 ... Son of Aubrey Fields ... Brother of Joe (33), Daniel (30), Angie (29), Brian (25), Lee (24), Christen (23) and Catherine (20) ... Majoring in African-American Studies...Shoe size 13.5.
2004-05 Game-By-Game Statistics