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Athletic Hall of Fame

Lawrence Hokaj

Lawrence Hokaj

'85


At Rochester:

  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball who helped the Yellowjackets receive ECAC Upstate New York playoff bids in three of the four seasons
  • Cumulative record was 62-43 (59%) over his four years
  • Finished with 1,096 points and 600 boards
  • All-Tournament selection for Chase Scholarship Tournament as a sophomore, getting 17 points and 11 boards in semifinal win over RIT (including game-winning free throw), then collecting 17 points and 15 rebounds in title game win over St. John Fisher
  • First Team College AGR by Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, First Team AGR by Brighton-Pittsford Post as a junior and senior
  • Third team All-East, Eastern Basketball magazine as a senior
  • Tourney MVP for Chuck Resler Invitational as a senior
  • In his Palestra finale, he had 21 points and 12 rebounds in an NCAA-record five-overtime win over Union

Post-Graduate:

  • Worked for IBM Corporation in Rochester in 1985-86, then moved to Pitney Bowes in Denver, CO the following year
  • Spent eight years with Vanguard Plastics in Dallas, TX as National Accounts Manager
  • Has been the Owner/General Manager of Paul Davis Restoration in Dallas since 1998, working as a general contractor in the insurance restoration industry