A.J. Lawson

Height: 6-6
Weight: 165
College: South Carolina
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 7/15/2000

2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 21
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals
Very good athlete
Solid motor

 
Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Below average free throw shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can be turnover prone
Tends to gamble too much defensively
Needs to add strength

 
Summary:

A.J. Lawson is a very athletic swingman that has a versatile skill set that may intrigue NBA teams.  He excels at attacking the basket to get scores, and he also has the court vision to pick up assists.He also is an adequate defender that can get steals and deflections on the court.​

On the downside, he will need to improve his jump shot, shot selection, and he can be turnover prone on offense.  Lawson is a talented player that can play multiple positions, and he could be a prospect to watch in the future.

 

Links:

RealGM Profile

2019 ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

wrdw.com’s Article on Lawson Returning to South Carolina