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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2006-07 North Carolina

38

50.0

35.6

68.8

1.5

0.0

2.9

5.6

10.2

2007-08 North Carolina

32

51.5

36.1

83.5

1.6

0.2

2.7

5.2

12.7

2008-09 North Carolina

35

53.2

47.2

79.8

2.1

0.1

3.0

6.6

16.6

DIV I Totals

105

51.5

39.6

76.9

1.7

0.1

2.9

5.8

13.1

 

Comments   

0 #4 JJ 2008-05-24 16:12
Come to think of it, Joey J is right. A three point shot can add another dimension to a player's game if used correctly. Even Rondo has a corner shot now that he can hit. If watch the league, all good players who were questionable shooters in college or prior to the NBA can now make enough long shots to keep defenders honest, and then they can score in a variety of ways. If they left him open, and he can't make them at a high rate, it'll be a clankfest, no one wants that. Also, he should cut the turnovers, and play with more control. If he does that, Lawson should be fine! I'm not comfortable with him being the next Erick Barkley, I mean sure he might play well without a jumpshot, but it sure as hell isn't recommended. All the best players usually have jumpshots, Kobe, Nash, Arenas, LeBron, maybe except Kidd, but he's an exception, and was a top 5 pick.
I mean, he's pretty good in college, but like All-Star? No one's saying he's a sure bet, I'm not sure if there are any that late in the draft, with exception to a few guys, like Arenas and Redd. If he keeps his head up, and considers adding a 3, he'll be good. Just ask TNT and ESPN. Like Stephen A. Smith, they would agree!
So, hopefully he does the right thing, and staying in school won't hurt, if he does leave, I hope he does well. Whenever he comes out, and I trust Roy Williams, I hope Lawson makes it into the league. Also, he's got Psycho T to fall back on in case he doesn't get picked without an agent, he could Randolph Morris it. But I think he'll be fine whenever he comes out, shooting could help.
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0 #3 Tim 2008-05-24 15:29
That's one of the most overrated things I've ever heard. Rondo didn't have a jump shot, but he took smart shots, and had other skills, like passing, rebounding, getting steals, and playing good defense. Eric Snow and Tony Parker didn't have a jumphot. Ronnie Brewer wasn't a jump shooter, and Mike Conley wasn't a 3-point shooter, according to eFG%. You know what? They've all done well, mostly. Guys like JJ Redick and Trajan Langdon aren't as good because they need to have PG skills and other skills like defense. Moreover, are Devin Harris and Tony Parker money 3-point shooters? No, but they're fast, they know how to make decisions, can beat players off the dribble, and are still smart enough to get assists and they get everyone involved into the games with their decision making skills and quickness. Moreover,Lawson is consistent, except on the big stage, which may be a bigger sign of why he should consider going back to school. But if I were him, I would go through the workout process and camps, because I'm confident he'll do well regardless of draft position.
For the rest of the 30-35 games, Lawson's been solid. It's not 3-point shooting, he just needs to show that he has the decision making ability to succeed, especially on the big stage. I'm confident he will eventually. He takes smart shots usually, is a good passer, and can get out in transition. He just has to work on his half-court game, and let the game come to him, rather than chuck too many jumpers. A few are okay, but so much as to possibly hinder his efficiency. Minor details aside, as long as he is consistent, and plays good defense, there can be a spot for Lawson in the NBA. I still say he's a late 1st Round pick, especially if dudes like Crittenton and Erick Barkley are one.
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0 #2 Guest 2008-05-24 14:06
If he doesn't withdraw, he'll end up in d-league. He needs to get that 3-point together. Go back to UNC and develop yourself more, Ty!! You'll be doing yourself a favor.
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0 #1 JJ 2008-05-22 19:57
One of the more underrated players of this class, just may have left too early. Had a bad Final Four, but is normally a money offensive player. Lawson is speedy, and hands out the sentences. He can shoot, slash, and find open teammates. Sometimes he will do too much, especially in big games, but he would make for an excellent backup PG candidate. Teams should start taking a look at him in the 20s, and could be a steal in the second round. It was just unfortunate that he picked the wrong time (the big stage) to have a bad game, which is the NCAA tournament, because he could've gone lottery had he had a good game.
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