33 Facts About Ty Lawson


Tywon Ronell Lawson was born on November 3,1987 and is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Ball Hogs of the BIG3.

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Ty Lawson played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels where he won the 2009 national championship his junior year.

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Ty Lawson was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets.

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Ty Lawson played six seasons for the Nuggets and later played for the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards.

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Ty Lawson played three seasons in the CBA for the Shandong Golden Stars and Fujian.

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Ty Lawson attended sixth and seventh grade at Gwynn Park Middle School in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Ty Lawson attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland from 2003 to 2004.

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Ty Lawson later transferred to and graduated from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where he was a first-team USA Today and Parade All-American.

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Ty Lawson participated in the McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Classic and the Nike Hoop Summit.

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Ty Lawson was charged with driving after drinking on June 6,2008 by a police officer who felt that Lawson's music was too loud.

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Ty Lawson was voted to the All-ACC First Team his junior year and was named the ACC Player of the Year, the first time a point guard had won the ACC's highest honor since fellow Tar Heel Phil Ford won the award in 1978.

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Ty Lawson was a consensus second-team all-American as a junior, making him eligible to have his jersey honored in the rafters of the Smith Center at the conclusion of his college career.

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In 2009, Ty Lawson won the Bob Cousy Award that honors the best collegiate point guard.

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Ty Lawson served as a backup to Chauncey Billups for one and a half seasons until Billups was traded to the New York Knicks on February 22,2011 as part of a trade which sent star forward Carmelo Anthony to New York.

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Ty Lawson went 10-of-11 from behind three-point range and finished the game with a career-high 37 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.

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Ty Lawson played seven Euroleague games during his stint in Kaunas, averaging 7.

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Ty Lawson led Denver in both scoring and assists for the series with averages of 21.

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Ty Lawson started in the Rockets' first 11 games of the season under coach Kevin McHale.

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Ty Lawson made his debut for the Pacers later that night at home against the San Antonio Spurs, managing just five minutes of action before spraining his left ankle during the second quarter, which ruled him out for the rest of the game.

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On December 15,2018, Ty Lawson returned and signed with the Shandong Golden Stars.

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Ty Lawson opened the season with a loss in a 22 point, 7 assist, 5 rebound effort.

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On September 19,2020, Ty Lawson was dropped by the Fujian Sturgeons over "inappropriate" social media posts detrimental to the team.

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On December 30,2020, Ty Lawson signed with Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League.

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In November 2021, Lawson signed for US Monastir of the Championnat National A On February 7,2022, during the winter transfer window, he left Monastir after having played 14 National A games with the team.

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Ty Lawson was named the MVP of Round 1 and 2 of the playoffs.

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Ty Lawson has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence.

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Additional charges of violating a noise ordinance and driving with a revoked or suspended license were dropped and Ty Lawson was required only to complete 20 hours of community service.

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Ty Lawson was arrested in Denver on January 29,2013 for avoiding prosecution for these offenses.

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Ty Lawson later pleaded guilty to allowing an unauthorized person to drive and the other charges were dropped.

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Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of committing two misdemeanors, domestic violence-related harassment and property damage.

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On January 23,2015, Ty Lawson was arrested in Denver after driving almost twice the speed limit while under the influence of alcohol.

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On July 14,2015, Ty Lawson was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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In February 2022, Ty Lawson was arrested in Madrid after two altercations at an airport restaurant, with Spanish newspaper Marca reporting he had thrown a glass at a customer.

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