Monday, September 6, 2010

Lawson heading to the Big Ten

Purdue pulled off an out-of-state coup on Monday, as the Boilermakers went into North Carolina and nabbed a commitment from Jacob Lawson.

Lawson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Oak Ridge Military Academy (N.C.), chose Purdue over Ole Miss, according to CP3 All-Stars coach Tony Edwards. Lawson also held offers from Georgetown, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and others.

“[It’s a] great fit for him, short-term and long-term,” Edwards said. “He is a great student.”

Lawson is an outstanding athlete whose length and speed make him a difficult player to match-up with, especially in transition. He blocks shots and rebound well, and is developing a decent mid-range game.

Edwards thinks Lawson can make an impact at both ends of the floor in the Big Ten.

“Short-term: defense,” he said. “Long-term, he will be a four-year guy whose skill set will wake up at Purdue.”

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