Lawson, USA Win In France

Tywon Lawson and the United States got it done in France. The UNC commitment led a contingent of stars past a contingent of countries last week.

Tywon Lawson, a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Oak Hill Academy, led the United States past Turkey as it won the Douai World Championship in France last week,

Lawson,'s No. 12 prospect and top point guard overall, scored 27 points in the championship game. For his efforts, Lawson was named MVP of the tournament.

"Most of the guards couldn't stay in front of me so I was just getting around them and scoring or passing it off for somebody to score," the North Carolina commitment said.

In one game, Lawson dropped one of his signature floaters for a game-winner. "We were down with 1:45 to go and we came all the way back and I hit the final shot," Lawson said.

The United States squad, propelled by kids like Rudy Gay, Kevin Durant and Malik Hairston, played exceptionally well together all week long.

"The first game against Turkey, we were challenged but after that we weren't challenged that much," Lawson said. "Once we got used to playing together we weren't really challenged that much."

Lawson wasn't a big fan of the food over in France. "Everything tastes different," he said. However, upon returning home he has a bigger problem.

"I can't sleep, I'm on French time." Better rest up, he's headed to Nike Skills Camp on the 17th and then the NBA Camp follows.

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