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Leading hoops scorer AJ Lawson returning to South Carolina

He averaged 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds last season, both team highs.
AJ Lawson returning to South Carolina.
AJ Lawson returning to South Carolina.(Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 7:58 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson is withdrawing from the NBA draft to play another season in college.

Lawson announced his decision on social media Wednesday. He averaged 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds last season, both team highs.

Lawson thanked the pro teams he met with and said he was excited to return to the Gamecocks for his junior season.

Lawson is a 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto who started all 31 games last year before the coronavirus pandemic ended South Carolina’s season before the Southeastern Conference tournament.

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