After missing half the season with a hand injury, Jermaine Lawrence will make his season debut Thursday night when Pope John XXIII host Morris Hills.
The addition could have major implications for the New Jersey North Non-Public A bracket come state playoff time.
“Got my first game tomorrow!” the 6-foot-10 Lawrence was cleared Wednesday when he was cleared to play.
He is considering Cincinnati, St. John’s and UNLV, and will now visit St. John’s in mid-February, the New York Post reported. St. John’s only home games next month are Feb. 8 (UConn), Feb. 20 (USF) and Feb. 24 (Pitt).
“It’s going to be great to see him out on the court for a lot of reasons but first and foremost for his own psyche,” Pope John coach Jason Hasson told SNY.tv.