Coach L Strikes Again: 6-7 Wing Anthony Lawrence Jr. on board for 2015

Miami announced their first commitment for the 2015-2016 season in Anthony Lawrence Jr. Lawrence Jr is a 6-6/6-7 185lb wing that Coach Larranaga has reportedly been interested in since he was in 9th grade.

He is also the son of former cane Anthony Lawrence, who played at UM from 1991-1993. Lawrence Jr. had initially committed to UCF, but changed his mind after an unofficial visit to Coral Gables.

From Lakewood High in the Tampa area, Lawrence Jr. averaged 21ppg and led his team to the 5A state championship game. In Lawrence Jr., Miami gets a talented wing with a lot of upside. Rated as a 3-star prospect by ESPN, Lawrence Jr. looks like a creative scorer with the ability to play above the rim.

Aside from watching the videos to follow, it is great to hear that Coach Larranaga has kept his eye on Lawrence Jr. since 9th grade. Recently, Coach L has had a pretty good track record of finding diamonds in the rough. Shane Larkin was definitely a 5-star prospect masquerading as a 3-star prospect in the eyes of scouts. The jury isn't out of Tonye Jekiri yet, who improved tremendously toward the end of the season, or on Deandre Burnett, who might be all-world when he laces them up next year.

I guess the bottom line is that in Coach L I trust - and so should you.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join State of The U

You must be a member of State of The U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at State of The U. You should read them.

Join State of The U

You must be a member of State of The U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at State of The U. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker