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.
South Carolina’s A.J. Lawson to test NBA Draft waters
By ADAM ZAGORIA
South Carolina sophomore guard A.J. Lawson will test the NBA Draft waters without an agent, his father told ZAGSBLOG on Sunday.
The 6-foot-6 combo guard from Toronto tested the NBA Draft waters last year but was not invited to the league’s combine. He held individual workouts for several teams before coming back to the Gamecocks.
Lawson started all 31 games this season at South Carolina, averaging a team-best 13.4 points a game with 3.7 rebounds.
South Carolina this week also landed a pledge from 6-4 Class of 2021 guard Devin Carter, the son of 13-year NBA veteran Anthony Carter.
Carter, who averaged 29.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals as a senior, will prep next season at prep power Brewster (N.H.) Academy.
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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.