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By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOGAnthony Lawrence has committed to the University of Miami.
The 6-foot-6 class of 2015 wing forward from Lakewood (Fla.) announced that he had chosen the Hurricanes on Twitter Monday afternoon.
“I grew up a Cane, I was holding back a bit because of my dad,” Lawrence told SNY.tv. “I just came out and said that I was going to chose Miami.”
Lawrence’s father, Anthony Sr. played at the University of Miami in college, and went on to play professional basketball overseas.
Anthony Jr. says that the coaching staff was what convinced him to go to commit to the Hurricanes.
“Coach Larranega was really what made me commit,” Lawrence said. “I really like him as a coach. He said they’re going to let me play right away. They said they liked my skill set. I feel like I can bring rebounding, and scoring as well.”
A lengthy wing with a high IQ, Lawrence will help out the Hurricanes on both sides of the ball early in his career.
Lawrence will play with Each1Teach1 Elite 17U on the EYBL circuit this summer.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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