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South Carolina’s A.J. Lawson remains in the NBA Draft
By ADAM ZAGORIA
South Carolina’s A.J. Lawson is still in the NBA Draft, despite reports to the contrary.
“He’s still in the draft,” Lawson’s father, Anthony, told ZAGSBLOG on Tuesday.
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. This year he announced in April he would test the waters again, but players have not been able to have individual workouts with NBA teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawson started all 31 games this season at South Carolina, averaging a team-best 13.4 points a game with 3.7 rebounds.
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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.