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Lazarcik Finishes as National Leader in Field Goal Percentage for Second Straight Season

March 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm

James Lazarcik-NCAA LeaderBeloit, WI -- James Lazarcik, a 6’5 senior forward from La Crescent, Minnesota, who recently completed his career for Beloit College, has finished the 2013-14 season as the NCAA Division III leader in field goal percentage, marking the second straight season he achieved the honor.

He shot 69.7% from the field (177-254) in 2013-14 after shooting a national-best 67.7% (159-235) during the 2012-13 season.

Lazarcik, who earned First Team All-Midwest Conference honors the last two seasons, led the team in scoring (19.5), rebounding (9.2), blocked shots (1.0), field goal percentage (69.7%), free throw percentage (83.2%) and minutes played per game (31.5).  He led the MWC in rebounding and field goal percentage and was fourth in scoring.

He finished his career with 1,292 points, the seventh-most in Beloit Men’s Basketball history, 752 rebounds, the second-most, and 515 made field goals, the fourth-most.  He shot 64.9% from the field (515-794) and 80.1% from the free throw line (261-326) during his career. 

Named a Second Team Academic All-American in February for the second straight year, Lazarcik had nine double-doubles on the season, giving him 22 in the last two seasons, and hit a career-high of 33 points twice this season – at Illinois College on January 11, and vs. Carroll on February 19.  He scored in double figures in 22 of the team’s 23 games and had double figure rebounds in nine games.

The Buccaneers finished the 2013-14 season 9-14 overall, 7-11 in the MWC.