Freshman guard scored 53 points in a single game for Alton Marquette (Ill.) High School last year.
Played in 32 games and started 13 times...Started eight of last 10 games...Scored double figures in seven of the last 10 games...Had a career-high 17-point outing at Loyola...Made 38-of-46 (.826) free throws.
Alton Marquette High School
Averaged 25.5 points as a senior and led his team to a 22-7 record and regional championship...Scored 53 of his team's 59 points in a loss to St. Mary's...Averaged 25.3 points per game as a junior.
Son of DeLeon Lavender, who was an assistant basketball coach for his high school team...Born Jan. 18, 1996.