His 2006 teammate Kevin Durant is the best prospect at Oak Hill Academy, but 5-foot-11, 182-pound point guard Tywon Lawson is the best player on the court for Oak Hill. The No. 2 ranked point guard in the class of 2006 is making a run at top ranked D.J. Augustin, and five ACC schools are on his school list.
“Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland and NC State are my top five schools,” said Lawson, the No. 19 ranked player in the class of 2006. “Everyone but North Carolina has offered. North Carolina said they want to evaluate me some more.”
The common denominator in Lawson’s list is the ACC.
“The ACC is the toughest competition, and I want to play against the best,” said Lawson.
As the only point guard on the Oak Hill roster, Lawson played every minute of both games in the Marshall County Hoopfest. He consistently knocked down open three-pointers, ran the fastbreak with efficiency, rarely turned the ball over and drew contact and finished when driving the lane.
Ranked behind Augustin, Lawson is putting pressure on the flashier Augustin for the top point guard ranking in the 2006 class because of his consistency behind the arc, his solid play with the ball and his ability to a stronger physical game.
Lawson is glad he is running the show at Oak Hill, but he did admit that the adjustment to his new surroundings was not easy.
“It is getting better,” said Lawson about being at Oak Hill. “At first it was hard because there is nothing to do. School wise I am getting better, and I have the chance to play against better players.”