Tywon “Ty” Ronell Lawson, an American basketball player. He was born on November 3, 1987 in Clinton, Maryland.
Currently Lawson is playing for Denver Nuggets of the NBA, and was drafted in the 2009 NBA Draft as the 18th overall pick. He wears No. 3 jersey, and his listed height and weight are 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 195 lb (88 kg) respectively.
Lawson was named the ACC Player of the Year, it was for the first time in the history of basketball that a point guard had won the ACC’s highest honor since long before in 1978 Tar Heel Phil Ford had won the same award. During his high school career Lawson participated in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.
in the 2006–07 season Lawson began playing for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, and led the Tar Heels with 5.6 assists per game and was fourth with 10.2 points per game. Although he got very less to play, during his sophomore year because of an ankle sprain that kept him out much of the season, but even then he had 12.7 ppg and 5.3 assists per game.
In 2009, April Lawson announced that he would enter the 2009 NBA Draft.
Career information of Lawson shows that, during his college he played for North Carolina, his NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves and his Pro career from 2009–present.
Important highlights of achievements and awards made by Lawson during his Career are as follows, he won 2006 First-Team USA Today All-America Selection, McDonald’s and Parade All-America Selection, 2009 ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, 2009 Consensus Second-Team All American, 2009 Bob Cousy Award, 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team and also 2009 National Champion.2010-11 Statistics for Lawson are.
His PPG 11.2, RPG 2.50, APG 4.5 and EFF + 12.80. his 2011 salary is $1,546,560. According to latest news about Lawson, he made 23 points, four rebounds and eight assists during the Nuggets’ 123-90 rout over the Raptors. He hit 7-of-10 shots from the field and went a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe, also adding two 3-pointers.
Lawson’s overall FG% (52%), Points Per Possession [PPP](1.13), pull up jump shot FG% (47%), and %shots he was fouled on (16.1%). Main strengths of Lawson are that, he is a quick point guard with excellent passing ability. He is an aggressive and competitive player and was the quickest point guard on the college level.