Utah JC standout joins UAA backcourt

Head coach Rusty Osborne added another accomplished junior-college guard to the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball roster Thursday when he announced that Donnie Lau has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Seawolves.

Lau, 6-2, 190 pounds, comes to UAA from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he dished 241 assists in his two seasons. As a sophomore last year, he earned All-Scenic West Athletic Conference Second Team honors after averaging 10.8 points, 3.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and shooting 48 percent from the field, 41 percent on three-pointers, and 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Lau played his prep ball at Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah, where he gained first-team all-state and Region 2 MVP honors as a senior. He was also second-team all-state as a junior, leading the Huskies to back-to-back region titles.

Lau is UAA’s fourth commitment this summer, joining Arnott (Fr., G, 6-1, 185, Clyde, Australia), Division I transfer Malcolm Campbell (So., C, 6-9, 255, Los Angeles, Calif./Fairfax HS/Hartford), and fellow JC transfer and former SWAC rival Drew Robinson (Jr., G., 6-1, 175, Lehi, Utah/Hillcrest HS/Salt Lake CC).