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  Mike Laster

Mike  Laster

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Cass Technical

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 199

Position:
G

Birthdate:
01/11/1996

Major:
Communications Studies

03/11/2017

CBSSN Highlights: vs. Kent State (MAC Semifinals)

CBS Sports Network highlights of the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinal in which Kent State pulled out a 68-66 victory over Ohio.

11/18/2016

USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

Career: Has played in 63 games, making 33 starts and recording 178 points (2.8 per game), 81 rebounds (1.3 per game), 14 assists (0.2 per game) and 11 steals (0.1 per game) and a block over 872 minutes (13.8 per game) ... Is a 43.6 percent (68-of-156) shooter -- including 26.3 percent (5-of-19) from three-point land ... Is a 74.0 percent (37-of-50) shooter from the free throw line.

2015-16:
Played in a career-high 33 games, recording 64 points (1.9 per game), 29 rebounds (0.9 per game), four assists (0.1 per game) and two steals (0.1 per game) over 309 minutes (9.4 per game) ... Shot a career-best 43.9 percent from the field (25-of-57) -- including 12.5 percent (1-of-8) from beyond the arc ... Converted 72.2 percent (13-of-18) of his free throw attempts ... In conference play, appeared in 16 games, totaling 36 points (2.3 per game), 18 rebounds (1.1 per game), an assist (0.1 per game) and a steal (0.1 per game) over 177 minutes (11.1 per game) ... Shot 41.4 percent (12-of-29) from the field in conference play -- including 25 percent (1-of-4) from three-point land ... Sank 68.8 percent (11-of-16) of his free throw attempts in conference play ... Shot a season-best 4-of-7 from the field to finish with a season-high eight points and grabbed a season-high three rebounds to go along with an assist in a season-high 28 minutes in an 85-75 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 14) in the season opener ... Tied his season high with three boards and added seven points -- including hitting his lone trey of the year -- in 18 minutes in an 82-64 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 19) ... Snatched three rebounds to match his season high and also added five points in an 81-79 triumph at Toledo (Jan. 26).

2014-15:
Played in 30 games and made a career-high 17 starts, posting a career-high 114 points (3.8 per game), a career-high 52 rebounds (1.7 per game), a career-high 10 assists (0.3 per game), a career-high nine steals (0.3 per game) and a career-high one block (0.0 per game) over a career-high 563 minutes (18.8 per game) ... Shot 43.4 percent (43-of-99) from the field -- including a career-best 36.4 percent (4-of-11) from three-point range ... Knocked down 24 of 32 free throw attempts (75 percent) ... In conference play, played in 18 games and made 11 starts, tallying 51 points (2.8 per game), 27 rebounds (1.5 per game), five assists (0.3 per game), four steals (0.2 per game) and one block (0.1 per game) over 291 minutes (16.2 per game) ... Shot 39.6 percent (19-of-48) from the field in league play -- including 75 percent (3-of-4) from three-point range ... Knocked down 10-of-12 free throw attempts (83.3 percent) in conference play ... Made first career start in his career debut in a 73-47 win over Appalachian State (Nov. 15) the season opener, posting seven points, a career-high five rebounds, a career-high two assists and a steal over 35 minutes of work ... Sank a career-high six free throw attempts to help him finish in double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points in addition to chipping in four rebounds and an assistover 29 minutes of action in a 69-60 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 25) ... Drilled his first career three pointer against George Washington (Dec. 22) in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic to help him finish with seven points in addition to a rebound in 20 minutes of work ... Shot 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from the field and 3-of-4 (75 percent) from the charity stripe to help him finish with a career-high 11 points in addition to three boards, a helper and a steal over 27 minutes of action in a 72-53 win over UNC Wilmington (Dec. 30) in his sixth career start ... Logged his first career block in addition to six points in 14 minutes in a 76-73 triumph over Eastern Michigan (Feb. 7) in his 16th career start.

Prior to Ohio:
Competed for Cass Tech under David Dixon ... Earned three letters in basketball ... Was ranked as the No. 12 senior in Michigan in 2013-14 ... Helped lead the Technicians to two Detroit city championships and a district title as a senior ... Averaged 15 points and seven rebounds during the team's run to the Class A MHSAA Regional Final as a senior in 2013-14 ... Garnered Second-Team All-Metro selection ... Also earned two letters in cross country, earning all-city honors ... Also competed for R.E.A.C.H. Legends.

Personal: Born Jan. 11, 1996 ... Son of Pamela and Dennis Laster ... Has three sisters, Rachel, Michelle and Angela ... Majoring in communication studies ... Lists hobbies as playing video games and listening to music ... Lists favorite professional sports teams as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder ... Lists favorite professional athlete as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 11 UNC Wilmington (Dec. 30, 2014)
Field Goals Made 4 twice (last: Florida Gulf Coast, Nov. 14, 2015)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 1 five times (last: Western Michigan, Jan. 19, 2016)
Free Throws Made 6 Arkansas Pine Bluff (Nov. 25, 2014)
Rebounds 5 Appalachian State (Nov. 15, 2014)
Assists 2 Appalachian State (Nov. 15, 2014)
Blocks 1 Eastern Michigan (Feb. 7, 2015)
Steals 1 11 times (last: vs. Albany, March 16, 2016)
CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A BK S Pts-Avg
2014-15 30-17 18.8 43-99 .434 4-11 .364 24-32 .750 52-1.7 38 10 1 9 114-3.8
2015-16 33-0 9.4 25-57 .439 1-8 .125 13-18 .722 29-0.9 28 4 0 2 64-1.9
Total 63-17 13.8 68-156 .436 5-19 .263 37-50 .740 81-1.3 66 14 1 11 178-2.8