22 Maris Laksa
    Maris Laksa

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ventspils, Latvia

    High School:
    Latvian Junior National

    Height / Weight:
    6-9 / 230

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    09/08/1981


    2002-03: Registered 17 points against Brown (11/23/02)...Scored a game-high 21 points and was 4-6 from behind the three-point arc against South Florida (11/26/02)...Recorded a career-high 26 points and six assists versus Ohio University (11/30/02)...Scored 15 points versus Vermont (12/4/02)...Registered 13 points and five rebounds against Rhode Island (12/7/02)...Scored 12 points against Pennsylvania (12/30/02)...Recorded nine points and three rebounds versus Boston College (1/2/03)...Recorded 19 points and five rebounds versus Siena (1/4/03)...Scored 13 points and was 6-6 from the free-throw line versus Villanova (1/11/03)...Scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists versus Louisiana-Lafayette (1/15/03)...Scored 14 points and was 3-5 from three-point territory versus Virginia Tech (2/1/03)...Registered 16 points and shot 5-8 from the field versus Connecticut (2/8/03)... Registered eight points (2-2 3 PT FG) against Pittsburgh at the BIG EAST Tournament (3/13/03)...

    2001-02: Declared ineligible by Providence College for the first two games of the season as a result of his violation of NCAA rules concerning his amateurism status...Returned to the lineup and scored 24 points against Austin Peay (11/20/01)...Scored 12 points and played 37 minutes against UTEP (11/21/01)...Registered 13 points while shooting 4-5 from the floor against Columbia (11/24/01)...Suffered a stress fracture in his foot and missed seven games...Returned to the lineup against Central Connecticut (12/30/01) and registered two points...Scored seven points and recorded four assists against Syracuse (1/5/02)...Scored 11 points against St. John's (1/12/02)...Scored 14 points and recorded four rebounds against Miami (1/19/02)...Recorded 14 rebounds and 12 points against Rutgers (1/22/02)...Registered 18 points and 13 rebounds in 43 minutes against St. John's (1/26/02)...Scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus West Virginia (1/30/02)...Registered 13 points and seven rebounds versus Boston College (2/2/02)...Registered a game-high 17 points versus Connecticut (2/5/02)...Recorded nine rebounds against Virginia Tech (2/9/02)...Missed the last four games of the season due to a knee injury... 2000-01: Made first career start against Holy Cross (11/18/00)...Had nine rebounds against Auburn (11/26/00)...Scored 17 points against Florida International (11/29/00)...Registered 18 points versus George Washington (12/11/00)...Scored 24 points and a career-high four three-point baskets against Boston University (12/28/00)...Was 7-8 from the floor (4-4 three pointers) and was 6-6 from the free-throw line versus Boston University (12/28/00)...Scored 10 points versus Villanova (1/9/01)...Was 4-5 from the floor (3-3 three pointers) and was 4-4 from the free-throw line with 15 points versus Pittsburgh (1/23/01)...Scored 12 points, including 7-8 from the free-throw line, and had a career-high four steals versus Villanova (1/31/01)...Registered 13 points against St. John's (2/3/01)...Scored 14 points and was 3-5 from the three-point arc versus Georgetown (2/10/01)...Recorded 10 points against Boston College (2/24/01)...Earned the team's Promising Prospect Award...Competed for Latvia at the European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

    BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for the Latvian Junior National Team in 1999-00...Averaged 14 points per game at the World Junior Championships in Portugal in 2000...Played in the Hoop Summit International All-Star game at the NCAA Final Four in March 2000.

    PROFILE
    Name:  Maris Laksa
    Birthdate:  September 8, 1981
    Major:  Management
    Family:   Son of Janis and Dace Laksa
    Favorite Team:  Los Angeles Lakers
    Favorite Athlete:  Toni Kukoc
    Hobbies:  Sports cars and bowling
    Person I Would Most Like to Meet:  Michael Jordan 
    Greatest Influence:  My parents
    What I Enjoy:  Watching movies
    Biggest Thrill In Sports:  Playing in the World Junior Championships
    What I would Like to Do After I Leave Providence:  Play professional basketball
    

    AT PROVIDENCE OVERALL STATS
                                     Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
    Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
    2000-01.  31-3    617/19.9   84-205  .410   44-96   .458   67-76   .882  27-72    99  3.2  56-0   37  30  18  12  279/9.0
    2001-02.  18-16   501/27.8   51-160  .319   24-87   .276   47-61   .770  27-64    91  5.1  51-0   24  38   5  11  173/9.6
    2002-03.  28-15   517/18.5   82-205  .400   37-95   .389   37-44   .841  23-43    66  2.4  53-2   33  30  10  15  238/8.5
    TOTAL...  77-34  1635/21.2  217-570  .381  105-278  .378  151-181  .834  77-179  256  3.3 160-2   94  98  33  38  690/9.0
    

    CAREER HIGHS MARIS LAKSA OVERALL BIG EAST MINUTES 43 St. John's (1/26/02) 43 St. John's (1/26/02) POINTS 26 Ohio University (11/30/02) 18 St. John's (1/26/02) REBOUNDS 14 Rutgers (1/22/02) 14 Rutgers (1/22/02) FIELD GOALS 10 Ohio University (11/30/02) 7 Connecticut (2/5/02) FG ATTEMPTS 17 Twice 16 St. John's (1/26/02) FG PCT. .875 Boston Univ. (12/28/00) .800 Pittsburgh (1/23/01) FREE THROWS 7 Twice 7 Twice FT ATTEMPTS 8 Three times 8 Three times FT PCT 1.000 22 times 1.000 Nine times 3PT 4 Five times 4 Miami(1/19/02) 3PT FG 7 Twice 7 Twice 3PT FG% 1.000 Eight times 1.000 Twice ASSISTS 6 Ohio University (11/30/02) 4 Twice TURNOVERS 5 St. John's (1/12/02) 5 St. John's (1/12/02) BLOCKS 2 Five times 2 Twice STEALS 4 Villanova (1/31/01) 4 Villanova (1/31/01)

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