UIC Basketball Announces Addition of Three Walk-Ons

Head coach Howard Moore
Head coach Howard Moore

July 31, 2013

CHICAGO - UIC head men's basketball coach Howard Moore announced the addition of three walk-ons to the Flames' 2013-14 roster Wednesday. Joining the program will be forward Hans-Christian Lauer (Klein-Winternheim, Germany) and guards Frank Dounis (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) and Marcus White (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle Institute).

"We're excited to welcome these three young men to the Flames family," said Moore. "Besides being good basketball players, all three of them are very good students and high-character kids. They will be very instrumental to the success of our program over the next four years."

Christian-Lauer attended Cannon School in Concord, N.C., as a foreign exchange student during the 2010-11 academic year. He played one season for the Cougars before returning to Germany to complete his Abitur (German equivalent of high school diploma). The 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward will wear #32 for the Flames next season.

Dounis, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard, led Maine South High School to a 28-4 record and a regional championship as a senior. He averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 assists in 32 games played. Dounis, who will wear #25 for the Flames, served as a co-captain for the Maine South during his final season.

White served as a co-captain and starting point guard for De La Salle in both his junior and senior seasons. He was a Chicago Catholic League All-Conference selection and collected All-State Special Mention honors to wrap up his career last season. The 5-foot-10, 150-pound guard also swiped 88 steals and dished out 90 assists during his senior year. White will wear #1 during his college career at UIC.

UIC is scheduled to return eight letterwinners to the program next season, including a pair of starters in senior Hayden Humes and junior Marc Brown. Moore and his staff will also welcome the services of Division I transfers Kelsey Barlow (Purdue) and Jordan Harks (Central Arkansas), along with a trio of freshmen (Pat Birt, Markese McGuire, Lance Whitaker) that signed National Letters of Intent in the respective early and late signing periods.