Lawrence Westbrook, the No. 81 ranked player in the class of 2006, is a scoring machine. The 6-foot, 193-pound, powerful and compactly built combo guard from Chandler (Ariz.) High School had a very strong summer for Jeff Schneider’s High Five America AAU club and is getting some big time looks.
“I’m getting a lot of looks, but since I’ll just be a junior, I am just weighing my options,” said Westbrook. “Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Northwestern, Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, and Georgia Tech are some of the schools I am considering.”
Westbrook, who is the cousin of former Georgia Tech standout and NBA player Travis Best, had a little extra to say about the Yellow Jackets.
“They are one of my favorites,” he said. “I like the way they let their guards play. I like their offense.”
The freedom to create is essential for a scoring guard like Westbrook who is so good at creating scoring opportunities off the dribble. As a sophomore in high school last year, he averaged 26 points per game along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. On the AAU circuit he had numerous high scoring games, and at the Nike Hoop Jamboree he put up big numbers as well.