Lawson Picks Up Third C-USA Freshman Of The Week Honor
North Texas Freshmen Have Won Four Weeks In A Row
DENTON – North Texas freshman guard A.J. Lawson earned his third Conference USA Freshman of the Week honor after averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in two games last week. Awards are chosen by a vote from a media panel representing the 14 member schools.
This is Lawson’s third C-USA Freshman of the Week honor and the fourth week in a row that the Mean Green have taken home the award.
Lawson finished the week averaging 16 points per game, including a 17-point, 10-rebound effort against Southern Miss on Feb. 25 for his second double-double of the season.
The Bryan, Texas native, also pulled down 8.5 rebounds per game in two games and came away with three steals against Louisiana Tech. Lawson shot 51.9 percent from the field (14-for-27) and scored in double-figures in both games for the 17th time this season.
The Mean Green will finish the 2016-17 season on the road at Western Kentucky (March 2) and at Marshall (March 4).
C-USA FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
N14: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
N21: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
N28: Jailyn Ingram, Florida Atlantic
D5: Najee Garvin, Charlotte
D12: Deon Barrett, UTEP
D19: A.J. Lawson, North Texas
D26: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
Jalen Harris, Louisiana Tech
J2: Quentin Jackson Jr., Charlotte
J9: Giovanni De Nicolao, UTSA
J16: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
J23: DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech
J30: Byron Frohnen, UTSA
F6: A.J. Lawson, North Texas
F13: Ryan Woolridge, North Texas
F20: Ryan Woolridge, North Texas
F27: A.J. Lawson, North Texas