The No. 19 ranked player in the class of 2006 Tywon Lawson has decided to follow his DC Blue Devils teammate Kevin Durant to Oak Hill Academy for his final two years of high school basketball. The 5-foot-11, 182-pound point guard from Forestville, M.D., also informed Rivals.com that he has five schools on his school list.
“My favorites are Maryland, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Florida State,” said Lawson. “Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Florida State have offered. North Carolina and Connecticut haven’t offered but are very interested.”
Lawson would like to make a decision by the end of his junior year, and early playing time and an up tempo style of play are the top two things Lawson is looking for in his future college.
“I’m looking to come in and start,” he said. “I want to go to a place that runs. I don’t really like half court offense. I just want to go somewhere I feel comfortable and fit in.”
Lawson, who averaged 19 points, 7 assists, and 2 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season, has decided to transfer to Oak Hill after an impressive visit there last week.
“I’m going to Oak Hill because I think it will be a great experience,” he said. “I will get to play against a high level of competition. Also Kevin [Durant] is going there, and we are really close friends. There is even a good chance that Kevin and I will play together in college.”
The two DC Blue Devils will join a loaded backcourt at Oak Hill of Clemson commitment KC Rivers, Syracuse commitment Eric Devendorf, and uncommitted Jamont Gordon.
Lawson is a physically strong point guard who is very solid in all aspects of the game. He can defend, get to the basket, distribute, and catch and shoot the three. He has all the tools to step in and run a team on the high major level.