Playing alongside the best players in Arkansas, Lawson Korita may have a hard time standing out on the Arkansas Wings 17-and-under team.
However, the Pulaski Academy shooting guard relishes being the AAU teammate of guys like Malik Monk, Mitchell Smith and Payton Willis.
“I’ve been playing with them since seventh grade,” Korita said. “I love those guys. They’re like my family.”
While his “family” receives most of the attention as potential recruiting targets for Arkansas, Korita is also receiving heavy interest from the Razorbacks.
He said that he would love to play for the state’s flagship and he really likes head coach Mike Anderson’s “Fastest 40” style.
“(An offer) would mean a lot because I’m from Arkansas,” Korita said. “My family could come up there and wouldn’t have to worry about going far out.”
Arkansas is not the only school looking at the sharpshooter. He is also getting looks from Creighton, Lehigh, Memphis, Mississippi State, Wake Forest and Wichita State.
In his first two games Saturday at The Warmup AAU Tournament, Korita got limited minutes, but made three 3-pointers, had a big dunk and scored 13 points.
Playing the Nebraska Hurricanes, he also made an impact in other areas of the game, finishing with three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
The best aspect of his game, though, is his ability to shoot from deep. During his high school season, Korita had a game in which he made 8-of-9 shots from beyond the arc.
While he probably won’t get that many shots during the Nike EYBL season, Korita said that he is using his time with the Wings to get better.
“I’m hoping to develop myself,” Korita said. “Make myself better skill-wise, shooting-wise. Just be a better all-around player.”
Korita Developing His Game With the Wings
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