Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lawson was the player that best helped his draft stock through the NCAA tournament

By Anthony Caruso III

Ty Lawson was the player that best helped his draft stock through the NCAA tournament. Earlier this season, he was playing to be drafted late in the first round, at best. But, now, after his performance in the tournament, he could very well end up late in the lottery.

Lawson is arguable the be 6th best point guard coming into the draft. Many scouting reports have Ricky Rubio, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry, and Jonny Flynn ahead of Lawson. Those same reports have Lawson compared to T. J. Ford in the best case scenario and Jamaal Tinsley in the worst case scenario.

Lawson has been a dynamic player at every level so far that he’s competed at. His poise, court vision, and speed will help him when he is drafted. He’s a short point guard at just 5’11, but Earl Boykins, who is just 5’5, played in the NBA for 10 years, so Lawson can do it.

Lawson will be the first Tar Heel point guard drafted since Raymond Felton, who plays for the Charlotte Bobcats. Felton was drafted in 2005 when North Carolina had 5 first round draft picks. This year, North Carolina could potentially have three first round draft picks in Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, and Lawson.

Last year, North Carolina did not have a single player drafted in NBA draft. The last player drafted was Reyshawn Terry in 2007. He was drafted with the 44th overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the second round.

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