A.J. Lawson Earns C-USA All-Freshman Team Honors

March 7, 2017

IRVING, Texas - Freshman guard A.J. Lawson was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, announced by the league office Tuesday.

Lawson was one of five players to be selected to the league's All-Freshman team.

"A.J. (Lawson) certainly deserves any accolades that he receives," Interim head coach Rob Evans said. "He worked tirelessly this season to better his game. He has a chance to be a special player with the work ethic that he possesses. Our staff is proud of his accomplishments and continued growth."

Lawson had a breakout freshman campaign at North Texas leading C-USA in scoring among freshman at 11.4 points per game. Lawson led the Mean Green in scoring with 343 points, fifth most as a freshman in school history. The Bryan, Texas, native led the league with three C-USA Freshman of the Week awards (Dec. 19, Feb. 6, Feb. 27).

Lawson joins teammate Jeremy Combs, who earned All-Freshman honors in 2015, to be selected to the All-Freshman team since joining Conference USA. Lawson also was second on the team in rebounding at 4.4 rebounds per game (132 total). He scored in double-figures in a team-best 18 games, including a career-high 31 points (10-for-15) against Rice.

Lawson played in all 30 games and started 19, including the last eight games of the season. He earned his first double-double, against Charlotte scoring 23 points with a career-high 12 rebounds. In the season finale at Marshall, Lawson had a stellar game, scoring 26 points off a career-high 11 field goals.

Lawson also played well defensively, finishing third on the team in steals with 31 and came away with five blocks on the season.

DaQuan Bracey, Louisiana Tech, G, 5-10, 170, Baltimore, Maryland
Jalen Harris, Louisiana Tech, G, 6-4, 190, Duncanville, Texas
Tyrik Dixon, Middle Tennessee, G, 6-1, 183, Bentonville, Arkansas
A.J. Lawson, North Texas, G, 6-5, 190, Bryan, Texas
Byron Frohnen, UTSA, G, 6-5, 205, Las Vegas, Nevada



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