Perhaps no point guard in the Class of 2006 did more to enhance his reputation this past winter than Oak Hill Academy's 6-foot 185 pound dynamo, Tywon Lawson. We caught up with Lawson this afternoon and while addressing some recent transfer rumors, he also told us that he's narrowed his list to four. See who made the cut.
There have been some rumors recently that Lawson was considering a transfer to Riverdale Baptist in Maryland for his senior season. Lawson told us that was old information, and that he's not thinking about transferring right now.
"I though about it at one time, but not lately," Lawson explained. "Right now I feel like I will be back at Oak Hill next year."
He also revealed to us an updated school list, which has narrowed a bit.
"North Carolina, Wake forest, Georgia Tech, and Connecticut are the schools I'm considering," Lawson said. "They are the only four on my list right now."
Clemson and NC State are the two schools that have been eliminated since our last discussion with Lawson in February.
He has already taken an unofficial campus visit to Wake Forest, and he has plans to take official visits this spring to Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech, who've all offered scholarships. Lawson said that he doesn't yet have an offer from Connecticut and that the three ACC schools on his list are currently favored over the Huskies.
"Style of play, players on the team, and available playing time are most important," he told us. "I don't have a favorite right now."
Lawson averaged 17 points and 9 assists while leading Oak Hill to a 34-2 record and a current #3 national ranking by the USA Today. Of course, with #2 St. Mary's losing to Xaverian in New York and #1 Vashon having its 60 game winning streak halted in the Class 5A Final in St. Louis by Poplar Bluff, the Warriors will likely jump into the #1 spot to end the season.
He told us that he will likely make his college decision over the summer.
Lawson will play once again for the DC Blue Devils this spring and summer, and plans to attend the Nike All America Camp in July. Although Oak Hill's season is over, AAU season starts for Lawson in just three weeks at the Boo Williams Invitational in Hampton, VA.
Rivals.com will be there to cover the action.