Holy Cross Forward Has D-1 Attention

A prospect from the class of 2006 is highly regarded by several division one programs

It's only a matter of time before college coaches watch Lawrence Jolicouer compete more on the high school level. Jolicouer, a thin, 6-foot-9, 189-pound 2006 prospect from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, recently played with his team at an event sanctioned by the NCAA. Several programs were on hand -- including St. John's, Pittsburgh, Hofstra, and Richmond.

While at this event, Jolicouer scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and had three blocks, pacing his team's 43-25 blowout win over All Hallows.

The Holy Cross big man used his height and aggressiveness on the boards to score second chance points. Late in the first half, Jolicouer got his own rebound after a miss and scored on the put-back twice within two minutes. He is consistently in a good position to get rebounds on both ends of the floor, using his leaping ability and long arms to rip them down.

Jolicouer is very lanky and thin as indicated by his attributes. He will need to improve his strength if he wants to play at a major D-1 program. Several programs are interested in Jolicouer, who has already unofficially visited St. John's. Hofstra has already offered and Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Boston College are also interested.

Jolicouer's coach at Holy Cross, Paul Gilvary, said that in addition to his strength, he has to improve his speed and stamina to compete at higher levels, adding "There's always room for improvement."

Gilvary also noted that Jolicouer has been working on his shooting. Although he missed his first two from the outside, he hit a jumper from the elbow with a man right in his face midway through the second half. But time is on his side -- he has two more high school seasons to polish his perimeter skills and make him an even more dangerous offensive player.

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