Arguably one of the most improved players on the Navy roster ... finished the year as the Mids' fourth-leading scorer, averaging 6.4 points and grabbed 3.3 boards ... averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 35.3 minutes, while shooting 51.3 percent (20-for-39) from the field over the last three games which included a pair of conference wins ... Navy's third-leading shot blocker with 13 swats, he produced two blocks in five games this season, including a pair in the Mids' Star Game win over Army (F28) ... behind a 10-carom effort against Lehigh in the Patriot League Quarterfinals (M6), topped the 100-career rebound mark ... recorded his 100th-career point at Eastern Michigan (J7) on a bucket and free throw ... had a solid effort against Belmont (N24) in the Mids' home opener ... scored seven points, while grabbing four rebounds ... hit three of his four free throws against Air Force (N28), the first time in his career he has made multiple free throws in a game ... produced then career highs in points (10), field goals made (5), rebounds (7), assists (2) and blocks (2) in the Mids' five-point loss at James Madison (N30) ... after just four contests (through JMU), surpassed his point total from his sophomore campaign (18) with 26 points ... produced then career highs in points (12), field goals made (6) and blocks (tie-2) vs. Washington (Md.) College (D18) ... shot 6-for-11 (.545) from the field and four of his five rebounds were off the offensive glass ... followed the Washington College contest with a then career-high 14-point effort against Ohio (D20) ... shot 60 percent (6-for-10) from the field and was 2-for-2 from the charity stripe ... added four boards and a pair of assists ... dealt out a career-high three assists at Rice (D22), while pulling down five rebounds, including four of the offensive glass ... added six points ... garnered Patriot League Player-of-the-Week kudos Monday, March 1, after averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in wins at Lafayette (F26) and Army (F28) ... posted career highs in nearly every category at Lafayette -- points (19), field goals made (7), three-point field goals (1), free throws (4), steals (2) ... recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Army (F28) en route to being named CBS' Chevrolet Player of the Game from Navy ... followed up with his second-career double-double with 22 points and 10 boards against Lehigh in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals (M6) ... his 22 points marked a new career highs, as did his nine field goals ... tied career highs in free throws (4) and steals (2).
As a Sophomore (2002-03)
Saw action in 11 games, earning his first-collegiate start D2 at Belmont where he scored a bucket and grabbed a rebound ... averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 caroms a contest ... recorded a rebound in nine of the 11 games in which he played ... produced career highs in every statistical category except three-point field goals made and turnovers ... turned in career-high efforts in five categories D14 against Gettysburg -- eight points, three field goals, two free throws, five rebounds and a block (tied) ... tossed in four points, two rebounds and a steal at Air Force (J4).
As a Freshman (2001-02)
Played in six contests early in the season ... sidelined for the final-seven games with a hamstring pull in his left leg ... a Texas native, he played against both Rice (N16) and SMU (N18) on the Mids' season-opening trip to Texas ... scored his first-collegiate points in the Mids' win against Gettysburg (D17) ... posted a career-high three points in Navy's victory over Mount St. Mary's (D30) ... also collected a pair of rebounds ... averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 boards.
High School/Personal A 2001 graduate of Duncanville High School ... a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... led his prep team to the 2000 region championship with a 32-5 record ... garnered all-district recognition his senior campaign ... member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society ... served as Student Council Chairman ... majoring in history ... full name is Laramie Mergerson Jr. ... son of Laramie Sr. and Loretta Mergerson ... born Nov. 7, 1982.