Former Long Island Guard Ready For Prep Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a free player profile update on former Long Island guard Jerrell Lawrence, who had a solid career at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Jerrell Lawrence

HEIGHT: 6-foot-1

WEIGHT: 167 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Jerrell is going to a fine school in Apex Academies in New Jersey. The program is filled with terrific coaches and will give Lawrence another opportunity to polish his individual game. By taking the prep year, this will allow Jerrell a better chance to landing some division one scholarships.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Rich Marcucci

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York (Long Island)

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Point Guard

CLASS: 2009, A Current Postgradute

UPDATE: Lawrence had to recover from a tough injury that suffocated his chances of receiving a college offer.

How he moves forward off the injury will determine the extent of the interest. He's a tough competitor and worthy of being looked at this season in New Jersey.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE INTERESTS: Norfolk State, Stony Brook, St. Peter's, and St. Francis of New York

FRANK MANTESTA AND MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT:

Jerrell possesses a high basketball IQ and uses his smarts to out think the defense. He has long arms that allow him to impede entry passes into the low post.

AREAS TO IMPROVE IN INDIVIDUAL GAME: Needs to add some muscle to his frame, give himself a better chance finishing in traffic near the rim.

And becoming more consistent with his medium range jumper would help elevate his individual game.


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