This one took some research.
I had heard a while back that one of the Montana schools (as many people out side of the state likes to refer MSU and UM) was recruiting Danny Lawhorn out of the state of Connecticut. On face value it looked a little dubious, because Connecticut is not in either schools typical recruiting stomping grounds, but with kids playing so much AAU ball and traveling it seemed plausible that that an assistant coach may have seen him at a tournament and connected with him. While I had some indication that it was possibly Montana who was looking at him, I do have it confirmed that it is indeed Montana State who is recruiting him.
Tell me though, pick the basketball program that looks a little out of place in Lawhorn’s current list of favorites: Connecticut, Providence, Georgia Southern, Baylor, UCLA, Nevada, Houston, Rutgers, Montana State and DePaul. I know I had to scratch my head a little when I was told (by multiple sources) the schools who were said to be on his short list, but never the less Montana State is that is making a strong play for his services.
The other thing that confused me about his recruitment was that he has been rumored to be committed at one point or another the past year to two different schools. This summer Boston College offered Lawhorn and he promptly committed to them,but over the course of this fall it appeared to Lawhorn, that BC was loosing some interest in him and they went their separate ways. Then a couple weeks ago, a couple of his social networking sites, announced that he had committed to Connecticut, but this turned out to be a hoax by someone who had hacked onto his sites. As of now it appears that he is still in non-committed.
Here is what I know about Mr. Lawhorn. Lawhorn is a senior point guard who is 5-10 to 6-0 point guard for South Kent School high school near Hartford Connecticut. South Kent School is a private prep school that has (recruited?) a very good basketball team with multiple D-1 prospects from through out the northeast. Lawhorn transferred to South Kent School after attending Hartford Public high school his junior and sophomore year. As a junior at Hartford Public he average 19.0 points and 5.0 assists a game. I have not found his official stats this year at South Kent but I believe he is averaging around 13 points and 5 assists for them. Continue reading ‘Bobcats recruit: Danny Lawhorn’