Birthplace: Clinton, MD
NBA Seasons: 8
During the 2009 season at UNC, Lawson won the ACC player of the year, the Bob Cousy award for the best point guard in the nation, and led the Tarheels to an NCAA Championship. After that, it was time for his 9-year NBA career to begin.
Lawson is an absolute blur who can keep the ball on a string and has excellent court vision. While his 3-point shot is a bit unorthodox, it’s plenty effective – Lawson shot 35.9% from deep over his NBA career.
After his NBA career was over, Lawson went to China and thrived. Over three full seasons in the CBA China league, Lawson averaged 26.5 points and 7.9 assists per game on 53.4% shooting from the floor and 40.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Most recently, Lawson had a brief stint in the Greek League.
Lawson, who stands at 5’11, doesn’t have the ability to play multiple positions that many BIG3 coaches put at a premium. Still, talent is talent, and the 34-year old Lawson still has the goods.