North Texas Basketball: A Bryan Brotherhood
Reese And Lawson Making A Name For Bryan, Texas
DENTON -- Ever since middle school freshman guard A.J. Lawson always wanted to play with his idol growing up, senior guard J-Mychal Reese. The tandem finally got that chance in 2016-17 with Lawson a freshman for North Texas and Reese playing his final season in a Mean Green uniform.
Both players grew up in the small town of Bryan, Texas just outside College Station. Reese, who transferred from Texas A&M, had to sit out an entire season, which opened up the chance for the two Bryan products to play with each other.
With Reese and Lawson both being guards adds a certain comfort level on the court for them. Both have contributed to the team early on with Lawson playing in all 14 games. Reese has played in every game but one.