22 Francis Lācis
22 Francis Lācis
Height: 6-7
Weight: 200
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Riga Centre Language School
Position: F
gp 28
pts/g 4.7
fg % 42.7
3pt % 37.3
ft % 50.0
reb/g 2.8
a/g 0.8

ORU Career Statistics
2018-19 Game-by-Game Statistics

2018-19 (Freshman)
Saw action in 28 games with 16 starts in his rookie season … averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, shooting 42.7 percent (47-110) from the field and 37 percent (31-83) from 3-point range … scored a season high 15 points at Denver (1/20), making five 3-pointers in the same game … had the second highest single game rebounding total with 17 boards against Ecclesia (11/19) … had four double-digit scoring games, three of which came in Summit League play … one of three Golden Eagles (Nzekwesi, Obanor) to earn a double-double during the season with 11 points and 17 boards against Ecclesia (11/19).

Prior to ORU
Four-time Latvian Youth Champion ... three-time EYBL MVP and three-time Slam Dunk Champion ... rated a top 50 prospect in Europe by EuroHope ... averaged 12 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in the Latvian League, second division ... holds career records of 36 points, 25 rebounds, eight assists, 11 blocks and eight steals ... also played volleyball, soccer and floorball.

Personal
Son of Vineta Villistere-Lace and Karlis Lacis ... graduated from music school as a drummer and will major in visual arts or marketing at ORU.

Head Coach Paul Mills on Lacis
“Francis has gained a ton of experience from international competition. He is a skilled wing who can really shoot the ball and does a great job of rebounding on both ends of the court. He is a Top-50 player in Europe and has experienced success on every level that he has competed. We are excited that he is a part of the ORU family.”

Recent Games
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 28 15
Games started 14 10
Minutes 493 321
Minutes per game 17.6 21.4
FG 47-110 31-68
FG Pct 42.7 45.6
3PT 31-83 21-51
3PT Pct 37.3 41.2
FT 7-14 4-8
FT Pct 50.0 50.0
Off rebounds 18 6
Def rebounds 59 27
Total rebounds 77 33
Rebounds per game 2.8 2.2
Personal fouls 48 30
Disqualifications 1 1
Assists 21 15
Turnovers 27 16
Assist to turnover ratio 0.8 0.9
Steals 15 6
Blocks 8 5
Points 132 87
Points per game 4.7 5.8
Points per 40 min 10.7 10.8
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 - 14 0-5 0.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 - 13 1-5 20.0 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 - 11 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 at Brigham Young L, 85-65 - 8 1-4 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-1 0.0 2
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 - 27 4-6 66.7 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 11
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 - 8 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 - 19 3-4 75.0 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 9
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 - 9 1-1 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 22 0-4 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 - 20 2-5 40.0 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 5
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 3 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 11 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 16 2-3 66.7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 23 4-5 80.0 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 12
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 1 15 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 1-4 25.0 1
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 1 29 2-9 22.2 0-6 0.0 0-1 0.0 4
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 1 35 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - 32 5-7 71.4 5-6 83.3 0-0 - 15
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 1 30 3-7 42.9 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 7
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 17 3-6 50.0 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 - 13 3-4 75.0 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 9
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 - 7 1-3 33.3 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 - 21 3-4 75.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 - 15 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66 1 27 1-6 16.7 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80 1 30 3-5 60.0 2-4 50.0 3-3 100.0 11
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73 1 15 2-3 66.7 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 6
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 6 at Missouri St. L, 84-50 - 14 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 9 Southwestern (KS) W, 79-62 - 13 0 1 1 0 0 - 2 1 0 0
Nov 11 at No. 20/21 TCU L, 79-62 - 11 2 2 4 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 13 California Baptist L, 70-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 at Brigham Young L, 85-65 - 8 1 3 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Nov 19 Ecclesia W, 109-72 - 27 5 12 17 1 2 0.5 4 1 2 -
Nov 23 vs. Northern Ill. L, 87-66 - 8 1 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 24 at Oakland L, 87-76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 vs. James Madison W, 78-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 at SMU L, 79-67 - 19 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 5 FGCU L, 96-76 - 9 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 7 at Missouri L, 80-64 1 22 2 4 6 2 0 - 0 1 4 -
Dec 15 at Richmond W, 59-52 - 20 0 4 4 0 2 0.0 2 0 0 -
Dec 19 at Wichita St. L, 84-63 1 3 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 -
Dec 22 Tulsa L, 69-59 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Dec 30 at Omaha W, 87-84 1 11 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 -
Jan 3 North Dakota W, 83-72 1 16 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 -
Jan 5 Western Illinois W, 82-63 1 23 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 1 1 -
Jan 10 at Purdue Fort Wayne L, 94-69 1 15 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Jan 12 at South Dakota St. L, 84-65 1 29 1 0 1 1 4 0.3 0 0 3 -
Jan 17 South Dakota W, 77-74 1 35 0 2 2 2 2 1.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 20 at Denver L, 74-58 - 32 0 3 3 0 0 - 1 0 5 1
Jan 26 North Dakota St. L, 67-57 1 30 0 4 4 2 1 2.0 1 1 4 -
Jan 31 South Dakota St. L, 86-80 1 17 0 1 1 3 0 - 1 1 1 -
Feb 2 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 82-81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 Denver W, 78-65 - 13 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 3 -
Feb 10 at South Dakota W, 86-72 - 7 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 14 at North Dakota St. L, 85-73 - 21 4 1 5 0 0 - 0 1 2 -
Feb 16 at North Dakota L, 85-73 - 15 0 3 3 1 2 0.5 1 0 1 -
Feb 23 at Western Illinois L, 75-66 1 27 0 3 3 2 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 28 Omaha W, 84-80 1 30 0 5 5 2 1 2.0 1 0 1 -
Mar 10 vs. North Dakota St. L, 86-73 1 15 0 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2018-19 28 14 17.6 1.7-3.9 42.7 1.1-3.0 37.3 0.2-0.5 50.0 4.7
Total 28 14 17.6 1.7-3.9 42.7 1.1-3.0 37.3 0.2-0.5 50.0 4.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2018-19 28 14 493 47-110 42.7 31-83 37.3 7-14 50.0 132
Total 28 14 493 47-110 42.7 31-83 37.3 7-14 50.0 132
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2018-19 28 14 17.6 3.8-8.9 42.7 2.5-6.7 37.3 0.6-1.1 50.0 10.7
Total 28 14 17.6 3.8-8.9 42.7 2.5-6.7 37.3 0.6-1.1 50.0 10.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2018-19 28 14 17.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3
Total 28 14 17.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2018-19 28 14 493 18 59 77 48 1 21 27 0.8 15 8
Total 28 14 493 18 59 77 48 1 21 27 0.8 15 8
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2018-19 28 14 17.6 1.5 4.8 6.2 3.9 0.1 1.7 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.6
Total 28 14 17.6 1.5 4.8 6.2 3.9 0.1 1.7 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 28 14 17.6 1.7-3.9 42.7 1.1-3.0 37.3 0.2-0.5 50.0 4.7
Conference 15 10 21.4 2.1-4.5 45.6 1.4-3.4 41.2 0.3-0.5 50.0 5.8
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 7 19.6 2.3-4.3 53.2 1.5-3.4 43.2 0.5-0.5 100.0 6.5
Away 15 6 16.9 1.3-3.9 32.8 0.8-2.8 28.6 0.1-0.6 22.2 3.5
Neutral 2 1 11.5 1.5-2.5 60.0 1.5-2.0 75.0 0.0-0.0 - 4.5
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Wins 10 5 19.5 2.1-4.2 50.0 1.4-3.3 42.4 0.5-0.6 83.3 6.1
Losses 18 9 16.6 1.4-3.8 38.2 0.9-2.8 34.0 0.1-0.4 25.0 3.9
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November 6 - 13.5 1.3-4.0 33.3 0.5-2.7 18.8 0.5-0.8 60.0 3.7
December 7 4 12.4 0.9-2.4 35.3 0.7-2.0 35.7 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.4
January 8 7 24.6 2.5-5.4 46.5 1.6-4.0 40.6 0.1-0.6 20.0 6.8
February 6 2 18.8 1.8-3.8 47.8 1.3-3.0 44.4 0.5-0.5 100.0 5.5
March 1 1 15.0 2.0-3.0 66.7 2.0-3.0 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 6.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 28 14 493 47-110 42.7 31-83 37.3 7-14 50.0 132
Conference 15 10 321 31-68 45.6 21-51 41.2 4-8 50.0 87
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 7 216 25-47 53.2 16-37 43.2 5-5 100.0 71
Away 15 6 254 19-58 32.8 12-42 28.6 2-9 22.2 52
Neutral 2 1 23 3-5 60.0 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 9
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Wins 10 5 195 21-42 50.0 14-33 42.4 5-6 83.3 61
Losses 18 9 298 26-68 38.2 17-50 34.0 2-8 25.0 71
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November 6 - 81 8-24 33.3 3-16 18.8 3-5 60.0 22
December 7 4 87 6-17 35.3 5-14 35.7 0-1 0.0 17
January 8 7 197 20-43 46.5 13-32 40.6 1-5 20.0 54
February 6 2 113 11-23 47.8 8-18 44.4 3-3 100.0 33
March 1 1 15 2-3 66.7 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 6
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 28 14 17.6 3.8-8.9 42.7 2.5-6.7 37.3 0.6-1.1 50.0 10.7
Conference 15 10 21.4 3.9-8.5 45.6 2.6-6.4 41.2 0.5-1.0 50.0 10.8
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 7 19.6 4.6-8.7 53.2 3.0-6.9 43.2 0.9-0.9 100.0 13.1
Away 15 6 16.9 3.0-9.1 32.8 1.9-6.6 28.6 0.3-1.4 22.2 8.2
Neutral 2 1 11.5 5.2-8.7 60.0 5.2-7.0 75.0 0.0-0.0 - 15.7
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Wins 10 5 19.5 4.3-8.6 50.0 2.9-6.8 42.4 1.0-1.2 83.3 12.5
Losses 18 9 16.6 3.5-9.1 38.2 2.3-6.7 34.0 0.3-1.1 25.0 9.5
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November 6 - 13.5 4.0-11.9 33.3 1.5-7.9 18.8 1.5-2.5 60.0 10.9
December 7 4 12.4 2.8-7.8 35.3 2.3-6.4 35.7 0.0-0.5 0.0 7.8
January 8 7 24.6 4.1-8.7 46.5 2.6-6.5 40.6 0.2-1.0 20.0 11.0
February 6 2 18.8 3.9-8.1 47.8 2.8-6.4 44.4 1.1-1.1 100.0 11.7
March 1 1 15.0 5.3-8.0 66.7 5.3-8.0 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 16.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 28 14 17.6 0.6 2.1 2.8 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.3
Conference 15 10 21.4 0.4 1.8 2.2 2.0 0.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 19.6 0.5 2.6 3.1 1.7 0.0 1.0 0.8 1.2 0.9 0.5
Away 15 6 16.9 0.8 1.9 2.7 1.7 0.1 0.5 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.1
Neutral 2 1 11.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 - 1.0 0.5 2.0 0.5 0.0
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Wins 10 5 19.5 0.5 2.9 3.4 1.2 0.0 0.7 1.3 0.5 1.0 0.4
Losses 18 9 16.6 0.7 1.7 2.4 2.0 0.1 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.2
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November 6 - 13.5 1.5 3.3 4.8 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 0.3 1.0 0.3
December 7 4 12.4 0.4 1.7 2.1 1.4 - 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.1
January 8 7 24.6 0.3 1.5 1.8 2.6 0.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.4
February 6 2 18.8 0.7 2.3 3.0 1.5 - 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.3
March 1 1 15.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 - 1.0 0.0 - 1.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 28 14 493 18 59 77 48 1 21 27 0.8 15 8
Conference 15 10 321 6 27 33 30 1 15 16 0.9 6 5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 216 5 29 34 19 0 11 9 1.2 10 6
Away 15 6 254 12 29 41 26 1 8 17 0.5 4 2
Neutral 2 1 23 1 1 2 3 - 2 1 2.0 1 0
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Wins 10 5 195 5 29 34 12 0 7 13 0.5 10 4
Losses 18 9 298 13 30 43 36 1 14 14 1.0 5 4
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November 6 - 81 9 20 29 6 0 2 7 0.3 6 2
December 7 4 87 3 12 15 10 - 4 5 0.8 2 1
January 8 7 197 2 12 14 21 1 9 8 1.1 4 3
February 6 2 113 4 14 18 9 - 5 7 0.7 2 2
March 1 1 15 0 1 1 2 - 1 0 - 1 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 28 14 17.6 1.5 4.8 6.2 3.9 0.1 1.7 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.6
Conference 15 10 21.4 0.7 3.4 4.1 3.7 0.1 1.9 2.0 0.9 0.7 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 7 19.6 0.9 5.4 6.3 3.5 0.0 2.0 1.7 1.2 1.9 1.1
Away 15 6 16.9 1.9 4.6 6.5 4.1 0.2 1.3 2.7 0.5 0.6 0.3
Neutral 2 1 11.5 1.7 1.7 3.5 5.2 0.0 3.5 1.7 2.0 1.7 0.0
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Wins 10 5 19.5 1.0 5.9 7.0 2.5 0.0 1.4 2.7 0.5 2.1 0.8
Losses 18 9 16.6 1.7 4.0 5.8 4.8 0.1 1.9 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.5
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November 6 - 13.5 4.4 9.9 14.3 3.0 0.0 1.0 3.5 0.3 3.0 1.0
December 7 4 12.4 1.4 5.5 6.9 4.6 0.0 1.8 2.3 0.8 0.9 0.5
January 8 7 24.6 0.4 2.4 2.8 4.3 0.2 1.8 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.6
February 6 2 18.8 1.4 5.0 6.4 3.2 0.0 1.8 2.5 0.7 0.7 0.7
March 1 1 15.0 0.0 2.7 2.7 5.3 0.0 2.7 0.0 - 2.7 0.0