New Yorker Ready To Polish His Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of a New York born guard who is preparing to play some JUCO basketball and polish his individual game for a chance to play division one hoops ...

Danny Lawhorn, a 6-foot guard from New York City who competed this past season at the Robinson School in New Jersey, is hoping to make improvements in his game and have a chance someday to play division one college basketball.

Danny previously told us he had given a verbal commitment to the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES) but later changed his mind in the direction he'll be taking.

"I will not be playing next season at UMES," he said. "I'm at Kansas Garden City JUCO for a year with David Laury. I'm looking forward to having a great season and becoming a better player."


Danny has been gaining confidence handling the lead guard slot for his team and is shooting the ball better from the perimeter.

Lawhorn should have a solid career as a division one backcourt player. "My jump shot is better, more consistent and I'm more confident."

Danny has also been working on his strength so he can finish near the rim more consistently against the bigger bodies inside the paint.


Danny produced 18 points, contributed 12 assists and four steals to help the Robinson School defeat Rise Academy of Pennsylvania, 102-72 in a key game this season.


*Lawhorn is a tough guard, willing to take the ball to the rim against the bigger bodies. He competes hard on both ends of the court. He has the New York attitude, fearless when it comes to taking the rock to the basket.

Lawhorn has competed at many events as a high school player, including tournaments held at Fordham and in the IS8 Fall and Spring Leagues.

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