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GTA Prep’s A.J. Lawson commits to South Carolina

The Canadian basketball boom made its latest bit of noise with an Elite player out of GTA Prep.

AJ. Lawson, a Mississauga, Ont. native, announced his commitment to the University of South Carolina, the latest Canadian teen to go though a high-profile recruitment that ended with a Division 1 NCAA decision.

The 6-foot-7 wing released a video on Tuesday announcing his intention to play for the Gamecocks. Lawson visited with South Carolina in late December and earlier in June. He said that spending time with head coach Frank Martin put him at ease in landing on the school.

“From the first time I was on campus it felt like home,” Lawson said in his announcement video. “My family was happy and it felt like a great opportunity there. Frank Martin, he’s a great guy. He told he could help me out with the principles on defense and can expand my game on the court. I felt like it was the best decision for me and where my family was comfortable and it’s just where I want to be.”

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