Scoring Guard Is Ready To Make Impact For SJU

Reporter Mike Sullivan caught up to Omari Lawrence, who is currently preparing to play a semifinal playoff game for South Kent this week. Lawrence, a St. John's prospect, has the ability to produce points ...

Omari Lawrence, the 6-foot-4 guard from South Kent in Connecticut, said he is getting himself set for another playoff game. Lawrence, who produced 24 points in a quarterfinal game, said his semifinal game is this week.

"I'm just trying to maintain focus on the season," he said.

The former St. Raymond's High School (Bronx, New York) star has already signed with Norm Roberts' St. John's University program. Lawrence should be able to help St. John's produce more points.

The challenge of the Big East Conference is a tough task that Lawrence understands. But he's also a player that has done pretty darn good against the top talent from New York City and across the nation. In other words, Lawrence is battle tested.

"I'm excited about playing for St. John's next year," he said.

Previously, Omari told us he was working on many parts of his game. "I want to be a complete player. I'm hoping I can help the team out next year."

Lawrence has produced an impressive high school and AAU career here in the tri-state area. He previously has competed for the Long Island Lightning as well as Gary Charles' New York Panthers' program.


A swift moving lefty guard, Lawrence can dazzle you with moves along the baseline and produces points in bunches. He can score points from many places on the court and has the ability to deliver baskets against the bigger bodies near the rim.


"I feel St. John's is the best place for me. I'll have the opportunity. I'll work hard and hopefully we can win a lot of games."

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