Everyone knows that shooters are a prized possession in today’s college game, and Tulsa has taken a meaningful step toward addressing that need. Frank Haith’s Golden Hurricane snagged Lawson Korita, a solidly built guard with a textbook stroke and excellent range.
Korita competes on the EYBL circuit for the Arkansas Wings and, as one would expect, defers to players such as start Malik Monk and thus his overall numbers are modest. That said, he has buried 47 percent of his long bombs against national competition. That ability to stretch defenses carries disproportionate value relative to many other attributes, and clearly the coaching staff will ask Korita to fire away from deep.
The Golden Hurricane were an excellent defensive team last season and now are attempting to take that next step as an offensive club, building on a 23-win season from a year ago.
For his part, Korita is excited about the potential fit.
”I really like the coaches and their style of play,” Korita said. “They play an NBA style, pick and rolls and a motion type offense.”
Understandably, and like many shooters, Korita doesn’t want to get pigeon-holed as a specialist. He wants to contribute in multiple areas on the floor.
”They see me as not just a shooter,” he said. “They see me as an all-around player.”
Korita certainly possesses the strength to compete as a rebounder and physical defender, and at 6-4 he has good size for the college wing.