The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder out of Hartford (Conn.) Public High was offered by Boston College last Friday and ot didn't take long for the lead guard to accept the invitation to become a member of the Golden Eagle family.
"I think he wanted to stay around here and go to the highest level," Lawhorn's AAU coach J.R. Hargreaves said. "He wanted to go high major, so I guess he just jumped on B.C. because of the ACC and how close it is. I guess he just really liked them."
Lawhorn's relationship with Boston College picked up when former Rhode Island guard Tyson Wheeler, who played under Al Skinner in the mid-90's, made a call to Boston College's head man, after getting to know Lawhorn at a local Pro-Am.
Prior to the scholarship offer from Boston College, Lawhorn had heard from Fordham and UMass, as well as interest from schools in the Northeast and Mid-American Conferences.
According to Hargreaves, the coach of the Connecticut Basketball Club, Lawhorn will need to get after it in the weight room, but he's able offset his lack of size with his speed.
"He's got a great feel in an up tempo setting," he said. "If you are getting up and down he's pretty good. He's fast and he's only about 5-10, but he's fast and he can guard in the half court. His strength is his speed."