In a week filled with charity events, appearances at restaurants and practice, Lawson says that there has been little time to rest. In particular, he enjoyed a trip to Sea World on Monday afternoon.
"We went to Sea World, I'd never been there before," Lawson told Inside Carolina. "We saw Sea Lions doing little tricks bouncing balls and stuff like that. We went on rides and we saw some sharks, they are big. They're pretty cool as long as I'm not in the water."
In an interesting twist, Lawson is rooming with future Duke Blue Devil Gerald Henderson. Not surprisingly they've been trading some friendly smack talk.
"He's a cool person, but he's always talking about Duke and I don't like that," said Lawson. "I give him a little bit of friendly trash back, it's all good, though."
|"He's a cool person, but he's always talking about Duke and I don't like that."|
"I'd just like to get everybody involved and have fun, this is an All-Star game so you can't be too serious," said Lawson. "There's a whole bunch of possible matchups out here and everybody's going to go at everybody. I don't want to try and make it into a one-on-one game with him. I do want to be the number one point guard in the class, though."
Looking ahead to North Carolina, Lawson thinks that the two years he's spent at Oak Hill will have him more prepared than the average freshman.
"I think it's helped me a lot because we travel everywhere and you have to keep up with the schoolwork and stuff, so I think I'll be used to it," said Lawson. "The main thing is that we expect big things and we are trying to take a national championship back to the Hill."