"He played as well as any point guard we've had since I've been here and that's been 21 years," he said. "He played great and we played a tough schedule. He was outstanding and he played as well as any guard I've ever had."
Considering the talent he's coached, that's a strong statement. But with the numbers he put up and the amount of victories Lawson secured at Oak Hill it's hard to argue with him.
"Counting Rajon and Marcus in this year's draft, those two are supposed to be first round picks, and in my opinion he's better and he's the best point guard we've had."
Rated by most analysts as the best point guard in the class, North Carolina fans are getting a strong, sure handed point guard with the quicks to blow by the best of defenders. But what makes him so tough is how well rounded he is.
"He knows how to play he has a great sense of the game," Coach Smith said. "He has great three point range and makes every free throw he looks at."
But you can never be prepared enough, so Lawson has been working hard to insure that he's ready to go when he gets to campus next week to begin the first session of summer school.
"He's home and working out and getting himself ready to go. He looked really good when he left. He's in great shape. He's been lifting and running, he'll definitely be ready to go in the fall."
If he's the best point guard to come out of Oak Hill, it's going to be hard to keep him off the floor as soon as he arrives in Chapel Hill.
"I think he should start," Smith said. "You know how it is at that level. They may hold him out for 6, 8, or 10 games. But if they want to be in the Final Four, Ty is going to be in the lineup."