Kimani Lawrence to Arizona State | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Tuesday / August 9.
  • Kimani Lawrence to Arizona State

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    Kimani Lawrence, the 6-foot-7, 200 pound small forward from New Hampton (N.H.) School, committed to Arizona State on Saturday.

    The No. 10 small forward in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com, he also considered Florida and USC. He had taken officials to each school.

    “I did want to get away from home so the warm weather is a plus,” Lawrence told reporters. “Bobby Hurley and his experience in the game is exciting to me. I trusted everyone on the staff and got friendly with all the players there.”

    The Providence native joins point guard Remy Martin in Hurley’s 2017 class.

    “Coach Hurley recruited me but he knew I wanted to go away from home,” Lawrence said. “I grew up a PC fan but it was just bad timing. They have some good guards on the roster already. No hard feelings.”

    “Kimani is a big wing with a high IQ who can score the ball in many ways,” said Todd Quarles, director of Expressions Elite. “He can shoot the 3 ball, is a tremendous slasher that plays above the rim and has a very good mid-range game. His ceiling is very high and that is why so many colleges were after him He’s a tremendous person who is a great student and very coachable and he wants to win.”

     



    Written by

    [email protected]

    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. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.