March 27, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior center Ben Lammers has been tapped along with 19 other Division I college seniors to participate in the annual Reese’s NABC College All-Star Game, which will take place Friday afternoon at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, site of this year’s NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The Reese’s College All-Star Game features the top senior student-athletes from NCAA Division I competing on the NCAA Final Four floor at the Alamodome. The game is played as part of Final Four Friday, which also includes open practices for each of the teams competing in the Final Four. The Reese’s College All-Star Game is free to attend for all NABC Convention registrants and guests, as well as the general public. It tips off at 4:35 p.m. ET Friday and is televised live on the CBS Sports Network.
Lammers made the ACC All-Defensive team for the second time this year despite being hobbled by an ankle injury for much of the season. Lammers, who averaged 11.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, ranked third in the conference in blocked shots and 19th in the nation, and anchored a defense that ranked fourth in the ACC in scoring average against and eighth in field goal percentage against.
The 6-10 center from San Antonio also surpassed 1,000 career points this season and has finished his career in third place in program history in blocked shots and 10th place in rebounds.
The game will feature a renewal of the battle between Lammers (on the West roster) and UCLA center Thomas Welsh (on the East roster), who opposed one another in the Yellow Jackets’ season opener against the Bruins back on Nov. 10 in Shanghai, China. Lammers scored 24 points (11-18 FG) with 10 rebounds, while the UCLA pivotman scored 10 points with eight boards.
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