Kolossos H Hotels (A1) landed 33-year old American 180cm point guard Ty Lawson, college: UNC for new season. Lawson is the second foreign player in the roster as Slovenian Blaz Mesicek signed here earlier.
He played most recently at Fujian Sturgeons in Chinese CBA league. In 33 games he averaged impressive 27.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 8.8apg and 2.7spg in 2019-20 season. He can count that year as a very successful as was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2018-19) season he spent at Shandong Heroes (also in CBA) where in 24 games he had very remarkable stats: 26.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 8.7apg and 1.8spg. Good season as he was selected League Player of the Week. He also spent pre-season at the Wizards in NBA.
In 2009 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (18th overall). The former University of North Carolina star is in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Lawson has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris) and NBA (Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers).
His team made it to the Chinese CBA Semifinals in 2018.
Let’s have closer look into Lawson’s outlook:
A tiny PG with great personality. He doesn t fear anyone on the court, has leadership, scoring skills and great court vision. Showed flashes of true starship in his first season as a pro, even because no one was expecting this kind of effectiveness from him. Also, has quick hands and can be a very good defender, even on taller opponents.
Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2021-2022:
Coach: Ilias Kantzouris