Lawson Gets Offer

When Tywon Lawson made the move to Oak Hill Academy (Va.), it was to improve his academics, get better on the basketball court and also receive more exposure.

So far, it's worked out as the Maryland native and 5-11 junior floor leader has tons of ACC interest – including a recent scholarship offer from North Carolina.

"It was exciting," Lawson said of the Tar Heels' offer. "I've always wanted to play there."

However, despite the fact that North Carolina has been a dream school of sorts, Lawson is smart enough to realize that he is in the position where he can basically pick and choose somewhere he can step right in and play.

"They have guards in their program and have other guys coming in," said Lawson, who spoke to Inside Carolina just prior to the title game of the Top of the World Tournament. "Wake Forest and Georgia Tech are the two schools that probably stand out right now."

Lawson also mentioned N.C. State, Maryland and UConn, although the Terps recently took a commitment from fellow junior floor leader Eric Hayes.

Lawson, who is extremely adept at getting into the lane and making things happen, is averaging 17 points and 9 assists per game this season despite displaying an inconsistent outside jumper that is improving.

"Some days it's on, others it's off," Lawson said.

However, he has at least one supporter who claims he's the top point guard in the class. Even better than another guy whom UNC covets: D.J. Augustin.

"Tywon's so quick and can also shoot it," Oak Hill and AAU teammate Kevin Durant, who also lists North Carolina among his leaders, said. "If you leave him open, you might as well count the bucket. He gets into the lane with ease. I think he's the best point guard in the country, better than D.J. Augustin. He's strong, athletic and plays tough defense. He can score at will and also defend and pass the ball."

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