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Rider’s Lacey among MAAC’s basketball stars to play in Japan

February 15, 2011

By Staff Reporter

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Sophomore Ken Lacey (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg High), freshman Michael Crawford (Winchester, Va./James Wood High) and coach Don Harnum will be among the 12 players and two coaches from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference who are traveling to Japan this summer, the MAAC office announced this week.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to experience a different culture through basketball,” said Harnum, who will serve as assistant coach on the trip to Manhattan’s John Leonard. “We are all excited about the trip and grateful to the MAAC to be given this opportunity. It should be a great learning experience for Mike and Ken as both players and students.”

Lacey played in 26 games for the 18-10 Broncs last season, starting 24, and averaged 8.4 points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds per game. Over the final three games of the season (regular season finale, MAAC tournament, NIT Tournament), Lacey averaged 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds. The 6-foot-9 forward led the Broncs in field goal percentage (.537) and was fourth in field goals made (79). His free throw percentage (80.0) and his free throws made total (60) both ranked third on the squad. Lacey also blocked 19 shots, second highest on the team.

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