Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post broke down Ty’s abilities in a recent write-up.
Ty recently talked on SiriusXM NBA Radio about his James Harden Instagram and how USA basketball is fairing. Listen here.
Ty was recently featured on the nba.com Hang Time blog. Read more about his feelings on the upcoming NBA season.
BORN AS TYWON RONELL “TY” LAWSON CLINTON, MD
RECRUITED TO THE NEWPORT SCHOOL IN KENSINGTON, MD
ATTENDED BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL IN FORESTVILLE, MD
OAK HILL ACADEMY AVG 23.8 PTS & 9.1 APG MOUTH OF WILSON, VA
CAREER AT UNC AVG 16.6 PTS & 5.8 APG; NATIONAL CHAMPS 2009
NBA DRAFT - TWOLVES PICK TY AND TRADE HIM TO NUGGETS
BREAKOUT SEASON W/ NUGGETS AVG 16.4 PTS & 6.6 APG - SIGNS 4 YEAR EXTENSION
BEST NBA SEASON AVG 17.6 PTS & 8.8 APG NUGGETS TEAM LEADER
Tywon Ronell Lawson was born in Clinton, Maryland in 1987. Since then his basketball journey has taken him from Maryland to Virginia to North Carolina and now to beautiful Denver Colorado. In high school Ty played alongside players such as Kevin Durant and was a first team USA Today All-American. In college at UNC Ty won a national championship in 2009 with teammates Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green and Wayne Ellington. He was also named ACC Player of the Year that year, which had not happened to a point guard since UNC alum Phil Ford had done it in 1978. Ty went on to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft in 2009 and has progressed every year as a player and leader for the Denver Nuggets organization.
Ty always remembers where he came from and the leaders that influenced him as he was growing up. Ty’s foundation is focused on helping and supporting kids from many tough situations while providing positive influences with their involvement in numerous projects and activities.
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