Tywon Lawson can feel the eyes burning the long looks in his back. Maybe it's because he's blown past his defender with his trademark dribble penetration. Or maybe it's just the long looks from observers, whispering "That's the best point guard in the country." People are most definitely watching and Lawson is giving them plenty to look at and talk about, too.
The 6-foot, 182-pound point guard from Oak Hill Academy probably heard the whispers from on-lookers. Heck, he heard opposing coaches yell at his players to try and stop Lawson from getting to the bucket time and time again. He heard those same players complain to the same coaches saying, "Coach, I just can't stay in front of him."
Lawson will humbly yet confidently say he's the best point guard in the country. It's not like he's bragging. And it's not off base either. Lawson showed why so many are touting his praises. He doesn't talk too much about it but instead he'll talk about his strengths.
"It's probably the best thing I do," Lawson said of his ability to get to the bucket. "If somebody is open, I can kick it out. If not, I can finish inside."
He did plenty of that at the Boo Williams Invitational. Lawson scored at will. He went off for 30 points twice. He also dropped assist after assist. Only one team had success in shutting him down. That team, BWSL, ended up claiming the championship.
Lawson knows a little something about winning. He starred at Oak Hill Academy. He played across the country and played against everyone's best game.
North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest have all offered Lawson a scholarship. Lawson unofficially visited Carolina already and took in the Duke game. Roy Williams has been in to see him this season. So has Wake's Skip Prosser. Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt will be in to see Lawson next season.
Lawson said he has tentative plans to officially visit North Carolina on May 6 with teammate Kevin Durant. Official trips to Georgia Tech and Wake Forest have not been made yet, he said. Some say UNC is the favorite. Lawson won't say yes or no. Make your own assumptions.
"I should have something by the end of the summer or late fall," Lawson said of his decision timetable. His decision making process is simple, too.
"I'm looking at how they play, the players they are bringing in and just the atmosphere overall," Lawson simply said.
For now, he's concentrating on the D.C. Blue Devils, his AAU team and his play is keeping people talking.
"This is going to be the best summer ever. I'm working hard and trying to keep my number one spot in the nation (as a point guard)," Lawson said.
Lawson and the D.C. Blue Devils will be back in action in Grapevine, Texas for the Next Level tournament.