Full Name: Matthew Laur
Birthdate: August 1, 1980
High School: South Central HS (Farina, IL)
Finished four-year career as McKendree’s all-time scoring leader with 2,874 career points. Also is the all-time leading shot-blocker and field goal percentage leader, ranks second in all-time assists, and ranks third in all-time rebounds in school history. Finished career by reaching double figures in scoring in 74 consecutive games. Named NAIA Division I Player of the Year after his senior season and earned First, Second, or Third Team NAIA All-American honors each season of his career.
As a senior, averaged 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Set single-season school records for field goals made (393) and points scored (891). Scored in double figures in every game, including a season-high 37 points against University of Science and Arts (OK)
As a junior, averaged 20.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Led team in rebounding, assists and blocked shots, and ranked second in scoring and field goal percentage. Reached double digits in points in every game. Scored season-high 41 points against Concordia (NE) in the title game of the Benedictine Tournament. Posted first career triple-double at Missouri Baptist. Named AMC Player of the Year and earned Second Team NAIA All-American honors.
As a sophomore, averaged 19.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Led team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and steals. Reached the career 1,000-point mark midway through the season. Made First Team All-Conference and earned Second Team NAIA All-American honors.
As a freshman, averaged 17.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Led team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Ranked second nationally in field goal percentage. Named AMC Freshman of the Year and earned Third Team NAIA All-American honors.