2013-14: Saw action in eight games and played 27 minutes ... made his first collegiate appearance against Roosevelt (Nov. 13) and tallied his first point on a made free throw ... played a career-high five minutes versus Northwestern (Nov. 20) and Louisiana Tech (Nov. 26) ... scored a season-high four points against La. Tech by hitting all four free throw attempts ... shot 7-of-8 from the charity stripe for the season.
Prior to UIC: Attended Cannon School in Concord, N.C., as a foreign exchange student during the 2010-11 academic year ... Played one season for the Cougars before returning to Germany to complete his Abitur (German equivalent of high school diploma) ... Also played for the Charlotte Reign on the AAU circuit in 2011 and 2012 ... Before returning to the United States, played for an adult league in Germany ... As a youth, was selected to try-out for the Under-16 German National Team ... Left home at the age of 13 to pursue basketball career - attended Bis Baskets Speyer, a basketball boarding school in Speyer, Germany.
Personal: Son of Hans-Juergen Lauer and Martina Lauer ... Has one younger sister, Ann-Kathrin Lauer ... Birthplace is Wiesbaden, Germany ... Majoring in business.