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Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. UNC - Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Photos from men's basketball vs. Virginia - Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Pittsburgh - Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Miami - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Georgia Tech men's basketball at Wofford, December 6, 2017, Richardson Indoor Stadium (photos by Mike Slade)
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Exploded from a key reserve in the post for Georgia Tech as a sophomore to an All-ACC performer with the ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor ... Tabbed to the pre-season All-ACC team for 2017-18 by the ACC media (1st team) at Operation Basketball and by Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook ... On the watch list for the John R. Wooden Award (national player of the year), the Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award and the Kareem Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year Award ... Rated the No. 4 most valuable player in Division I basketball according to Value Add Basketball ... Skilled post player who is continually improving, became more aggressive on both ends of the floor ... Anchors Tech's offense with his passing and scoring ability and the Jackets' defense with his ability to protect the rim ... His 176 career blocks rank fifth in Tech history ... True center who can rebound in and out of his area, runs the court well, and has improved his ability to step out and make shots ... Plays big and knows how to use his body to seal defenders in the lane where he can catch and finish around the rim at a high percentage.
2017-18 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Currently second on Tech’s scoring chart at 14.3 points per game and first in rebounds (8.1 per game) ... Has shot 54.4 percent from the floor ... No. 2 in the ACC, No. 8 in the nation, in blocked shots (3.38 per game) ... Scored in double figures in every game but one this season (four points, 1-7 FG vs. Grambling State), including a high of 24 against UCLA ... Rebounded with 17 points and nine rebounds against Tennessee, matching career bests for free throws made and attempted (7-for-9) ... Also knocked down a pair of three-point field goals, something he worked to add to his game over the summer ... Began the season with two straight double-doubles (24/10 vs. UCLA, 19/13 vs. Bethune-Cookman) and has 18 for his career (all since the beginning of last season) ... Blocked his 200th career shot against Tennessee, moving into sole possession of fourth place on Tech’s all-time list ... Needs 43 to catch John Salley (243 from 1982-86) for this place ... The ACC’s leader among active players in blocked shots, No. 4 in rebounds (573) ... Leads the ACC last season in minutes played (35.9), and despite playing on a turned ankle in the Jackets’ last four games, has played 32, 31, 38 and 40 minutes ... Much improved free throw shooter over the course of his career, 78.8 percent this year after hitting 73.7 last season ... Hit just 21-of-43 his first two seasons
2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Named second-team All-ACC and the conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Also named to USBWA All-District IV team ... One of the most improved players in the ACC, with the ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor ... Skilled post player who is continually improving, and became more aggressive on both ends of the floor ... Averaged 14.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game (4th in the ACC) while hitting 51.6 percent from the floor (5th in the ACC) ... His net increase in scoring (+10.6) over last season was the third-best in the ACC this season ... Averaged team-high 11.2 shots attempted per game (averaged less than three as a sophomore) ... In ACC games: averaged 14.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while hitting 46.7 percent from the floor and 76.2 percent from the foul line ... In NIT games: averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds with double-doubles against Indiana, Belmont and CSU Bakersfield ... Connected on 53.2 percent from the floor with 12 assists, 21 blocks and 12 steals ... Had five 20-plus performances against ACC teams - 24 vs. Louisville, 23 vs. Clemson (1/12), 25 at Clemson (2/1), 23 vs. Syracuse (2/19), 20 vs. Pittsburgh (2/28) ... Led the ACC and ranked No. 3 in the nation in blocked shots (3.38 per game) ... Blocked eight at Virginia Tech and seven against Syracuse, matching the top two totals ever vs. an ACC team for a Tech player ... Blocked eight against Ole Miss in the NIT quarterfinals ... His 125 blocks this season were the second-most by any Tech player in a single season (Alvin Jones holds the Tech record with 141 in 1997-98) ... Had 16 double-doubles (3rd most in ACC), one shy of the Tech record for the ACC era (Malcom Mackey had 17 in 1991-92) ... Had one in six of Tech's eight ACC wins ... Averaged a team-high 35.4 minutes per game (4th in the ACC), 36.6 minutes per game vs. the ACC and 36.4 in the NIT ... One of just six centers in Division I basketball to play at least 25 minutes per game, average better than two assists per game and with an assist rate of at least 12 percent (one of only two in a Power 5 conference) ... Played 40 minutes five times, and 42 in the OT game at VCU ... Came up one block short of a triple-double against Southern early in the season, scoring 13 points with a career-high 15 rebounds and nine blocks ... The nine blocks were the second-most in a single game in Tech history.
2015-16 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Quietly improved game-by-game as a sophomore ... Averaged 15.5 minutes in ACC games, making his presence felt as a shot-blocker (27 in 18 games) as a scorer (23-for-40 from the floor) and facilitator (8 assists, 7 turnovers), while averaging 3.1 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Scored nine points (4-4 FG) with five rebounds and two blocks against Houston in the NIT opener ... Added six rebounds at South Carolina ... Tied a career high by blocking four shots against Clemson, including a three-point try by Donte Grantham with 32 seconds left in the game as Tech clung to a one-point lead ... Blocked two others by grabbing the ball out of the air for a rebound ... Also had seven rebounds and hit both of his field goal attempts in 21 minutes ... Averaged 3.6 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 14.8 minutes per game while hitting 65.5 percent of his field goal tries overall ... Leads the team in blocked shots (47), including a career-high four against Virginia Tech and Clemson, three vs. Miami, three at Boston College ... Set career highs in points twice this season, first with eight points and nine rebounds in a career-high 19 minutes against Green Bay ... Scored 10 points with eight boards against Arkansas ... Had his best ACC game of the season at Syracuse, matching his career high with 10 points while grabbing seven rebounds in 22 minutes (tied career high) ... Scored six points with six rebounds and four blocks in just 17 minutes against Virginia Tech ... Six points and six rebounds at Florida State ... Six points (3-3 FG) and three boards vs. Notre Dame ... Went 1-5 FG, 3-4 FT, with 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in 21 minutes at North Carolina ... Played one of his best games this season against Duquesne, with five points, six rebounds and a career-high three blocks in 15 minutes ... Added 20 pounds of muscle and played more aggressively in Tech's August trip to the Bahamas ... Averaged 7.3 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds in three games, hitting 58.3 percent from the floor and 8-of-10 from the free throw line ... Had nine points and 14 rebounds in the opening win over the Atlantis All-Stars, 10 points and seven boards against Providence Storm.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Skilled and capable post player who earned some playing time in relief of Tech's primary three big men ... Averaged 5.9 minutes off the bench in 19 games (5.7 mpg in 12 ACC games), scoring a total of 22 points ... Had 28 total rebounds (1.5 per game) ... Played double-digit minutes in both games against North Carolina ... Career-high 16 minutes in Chapel Hill, scoring career-high six points and matching his best with four rebounds ... Also had an assist, a block and a steal ... He one field goal and one rebound in 13 minutes in March 3 game ... Scored a basket and matched his high with four rebounds at Duke in 13 minutes ... Played 12 minutes against Appalachian State (1-2 FG, 2 rebs) and 13 against Alabama A&M, his highs during the non-conference season ... Grabbed a season-best four rebounds in seven minutes against Rhode Island.
Three-star prospect who rated the 10th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas according to Texashoops.com, and the 19th-best center in the nation ... An all-state choice his last three years at Alamo Heights High School for coach Andrew Brewer, and was named the defensive MVP in his school's district all three years ... Averaged 16.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in 26 games as a senior before suffering a knee injury (the Mules went on to post a 28-5 record and reached the state playoffs) ... Averaged 14.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game as a junior, helping Alamo Heights advance to the class AAAA regional finals and a 32-4 final record ... In 104 career varsity games, averaged 14.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game while hitting 71 percent of his shots from the floor ... Holds school records for blocks and rebounds in a season and blocks in a career ... Also played AAU ball for the South Texas Spurs, which sent three players to Division I schools ... Played one year of football as a tight end/defensive end ... National Honor Society member and honor roll student.
Full name is Benjamin William Lammers ... Born November 12, 1995 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Chris and Linda Lammers ... Has an older brother and an older sister ... Father played football at Texas A&M (1982-84) ... Brother Nick played soccer at Colorado College (2009-13), and sister Allie is on academic scholarship to Texas A&M ... Enjoys studying World Wars I and II, fishing and video games ... Involved in the Young Men's Service League for four years in high school ... Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.