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.
Canadian star A.J. Lawson visits Creighton, Tulane; two more on tap
By ADAM ZAGORIAA.J. Lawson has taken two of his four slated official visits as he nears a college decision
The 6-foot-7 Class of 2018 Canadian star tripped to Creighton and Tulane this week with his GTA Academy coach David Cooper.
“Coach [Greg] McDermott is a great guy and the campus and style of play fits AJ pretty well,” Cooper said of Creighton.
On Tulane: “Coach [Mike] Dunleavy is a phenomenal coach and a great basketball mind. [Lawson] likes him as a coach and really likes the city.”
Lawson has visited South Carolina and still plans to take official visits to Oregon and SMU next week.
“I’ll probably make a decision after all the visits are done,” Lawson said at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship where he averaged 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in the tournament where Canada lost the gold-medal game to the U.S.
Lawson, ranked by North Pole Hoops as the No. 4 player in the country, visited South Carolina in late May.
“It was amazing, to be honest,” he said of the visit. “My family was there, Coach Coop, it was a great experience. My first official visit, so I was new to everything. It was just a good time, I had my family there. We all just jelled together and had a great time. It was a great visit.”
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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.
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.