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Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson
Lawson with the Nuggets
NameTy Lawson
CaptionLawson with the Nuggets
LeagueLithuanian Basketball League
Baltic Basketball League
VTB United League
Euroleague
TeamBC Žalgiris
CollegeNorth Carolina (2006 2009)
PositionPoint guard
Number3
Career Start2009
Height Ft5
Height In11
Weight Lb195
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateNovember 3, 1987(age 29)
Birth PlaceClinton, Maryland
High SchoolOak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
Bishop McNamara HS
(Forestville, Maryland)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick18
Draft Year2009
Draft TeamMinnesota Timberwolves
Years1  present
Team1Denver Nuggets
Years22011-present
Team2BC Žalgiris
Highlights * NCAA Champion (2009) * ACC Basketball Player of the Year (2009) * Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (2009) * Bob Cousy Award (2009)
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Ty Lawson (born November 3, 1987 in Clinton, Maryland) is an American basketball player who is currently playing point guard for BC Žalgiris in Lithuania until the 2011 NBA lockout ends. Lawson was drafted as the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future 1st round pick. Lawson played college basketball for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009.

Lawson was named the ACC Player of the Year, the first time a point guard had won the ACC's highest honor since fellow Tar Heel Phil Ford won the award in 1978.


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