Lawrence Moten biography

Lawrence Moten

Basketball Player

1972 –


Who is Lawrence Moten?

Lawrence Edward Moten is a retired American professional basketball player.

Moten attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and the New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire before playing his college ball at Syracuse University. Playing as a guard/forward, he is the career scoring leader for that school with 2,334 points and is the Men's Big East Conference's all-time leading scorer with 1,405 points, ahead of Troy Bell, Terry Dehere, and Chris Mullin. Moten averaged 19.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.4 apg over his four-year collegiate careerscoring in double figures in 118 of 121 games. He is the only player to score 500 or more points in four consecutive seasons in Syracuse history and was the first player since Hall of Famer Dave Bing to lead Syracuse in scoring for three straight seasons.

He was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft. He played for the Grizzlies for two seasons from 1995–1997 and for the Washington Wizards during the 1997-98 season. After his NBA career, he played in the CBA and ABA, and in Spain and Venezuela. Moten later became the vice president of player development for the Maryland Nighthawks of the ABA. He is the current coach of the Rochester Razor Sharks.

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Mar 25, 1972
Washington, D.C.
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Syracuse University
  • New Hampton School
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.

on July 23, 2013


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