Shooting Guard Ready To Help Local School

Reporter Mike Sullivan examines the individual game of Omari Lawrence, the former St. Raymond's High School star who played at South Kent in Connecticut during the 2008-2009 basketball season ...

Omari Lawrence, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from South Kent in Connecticut, has made his living in the past scoring on drives to the basket and owning the baseline with pretty moves.

His game is more diversified too after making improvements in his individual game while competing this season. Lawrence is likely to play in the IS8 Spring League before making his way to St. John's University in Queens to begin what he hopes is a productive career.

"I'm ready," he said. "I'm excited about the chance to help St. John's out next season. I'm going to try my best."

Lawrence always tries his best. He's a player that has no fear in taking the ball to the rim and challenging the bigger bodies in the paint.

Obviously, scoring in the Big East will be a more difficult task and Omari knows this. "All I can do is work hard," he said.

The former St. Raymond's High School (Bronx, New York) star who transferred to South Kent last summer, has been a player over the past couple of years that has shown he's among the best basketball prospects in the area. The reasons are the many ways he can put up points.

"I'm always looking to improve my game," Lawrence said.

Omari will play in the Jordan All American game to be held at Madison Square Garden on April 18th. We'll have coverage of this week here on


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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