NBA Draft 2021

2021 NBA Draft: Brampton, Ontario's AJ Lawson declares for the draft

The latest potential Canadian NBA player has just added his name to the 2021 NBA Draft pool.

Brampton Ontario's AJ Lawson announced that he is forgoing his remaining college eligibility and declaring for the NBA Draft on Monday.

Lawson entered the draft pool a season ago but did not sign an agent, this time around he will sign an agent and look towards becoming a pro.

The 20-year-old played three seasons at the University of South Carolina under renowned head coach Frank Martin.

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He earned SEC All-Freshman honours in 2018-19 and was an All-SEC second-team performer in 2020-21. Lawson averaged 16.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and shot 35 percent from 3-point range for the Gamecocks this past season.

Lawson is a 6-foot-6, 180-pound wing who has shown the ability to be a 3-and-D type player in the NBA.

Despite playing three full college seasons, Lawson will still be just 21 years of age entering the next NBA season.

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