Glenville, WV – The Glenville State Men’s Basketball coaching staff and head coach Stephen Dye are excited to announce the signing of the Rhode Island Gatorade State Player of the Year Jarell Lawson, from Central High School in Providence, RI.
Lawson led the Knights to a 19-4 record and the Open State Tournament championship this past season. He averaged 19.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. A unanimous First Team All-Division I selection, Lawson was a Rhode Island Basketball Coaches Association All-Star. He recorded 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the state-title win over Hope (Providence, R.I.).
Lawson is a 6’5 G/F with great length and athletic ability. He can play any position on the floor at any given moment. He can bring the ball up the court, shoot the three, or play in the post as well. “Jarell immediately brings us a winning mentality having won his State Championship this season along with many other accolades,” said Coach Dye. “He also provides great length and the ability to score in many different ways.”
The addition of Jarell fits perfectly with the recruits already announced by Coach Dye and his staff. Glenville State has now announced 5 new Pioneer basketball players and have plans to announce a few more this week.