AJ Lawson came in to NPH Headquarters today to announce his college decision between South Carolina, Creighton and Tulane. After three grueling days of decision making, South Carolina was announced as the landing spot to round up Coach Frank Martin’s recruiting class.
Since his first official visit to Columbia, South Carolina, there was a vibe about the visit that made him feel very comfortable. Lawson felt like from a basketball standpoint he could fit in at any of the final three school recruiting him, but South Carolina felt like home.
“There’s just a vibe about it, since my family and I were there on the visit. You know when you just get that gut feeling, it tells you you’re doing what’s right.”
Lawson was ecstatic about his commitment and at the same time super focused to get on campus this weekend and get to work.
“I know what I have to do on a personal level to prepare myself for this season so that I can help this team make a run in the tournament.”
Tre Campbell brings in experience at the point as a grad transfer and AJ can play off of him and Keyshawn Bryant who will be filling lanes and slashing off the wing.
Lawson has also seen and got familiar with incoming freshman Alanzo Frink in international competition as they both played for their respective National teams at the U18 level at FIBA Americas.
“We got a lot of good guys, good pieces coming in and we got a shot at getting deep into the tournament, but again, I got to focus on me developing so that the team can benefit. WhatI’m going to learn from this staff from a defensive side is going to make me more valuable, because I’m confident already in my scoring.”