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Four-star guard Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn decommits from Purdue

Joe Tipton08/03/22
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Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn
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Class of 2023 four-star prospect Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn tells On3 he has de-committed from Purdue.

The 6-foot-1 point guard originally from Lafayette, Ind. has been committed to the Boilermakers since December 16th, 2021. Lawhorn is fresh off a strong summer on the EYBL Circuit playing for the Indy Heat program. He averaged 16.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game to go along with shooting 48 percent from the field, not to mention 38 percent from three.

Lawhorn is the No. 53 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 9 point guard and the No. 6 player in the state of Florida.

The Indiana native transferred to powerhouse Montverde (Fla.) Academy during his junior season and will remain in the Sunshine State for his final year of high school. Prior to making the move to reigning Geico champs, Lawhorn played for Real Salt Lake Academy in Herriman, Utah.

With Lawhorn now back on the market, he will have no shortage of suitors. According to the On3 Consensus, Lawhorn is the 4th best available point guard in the class of 2023, behind Isaiah Collier, London Johnson, and AJ Johnson (no relation).

Prior to picking Purdue, Lawhorn received interest from Indiana, Utah, BYU, among others.

Statement from Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn

Lawhorn provided the below statement to On3.

“First off, I would like to thank Coach Painter, Coach Johnson, and the rest of the Purdue coaching staff for recruiting me to the fullest. I would also like to thank the Purdue men’s basketball team for showing their love and support.

“After much thought and thorough discussions with my family, I have decided to reopen my recruitment. I look forward to continuing the search for the program that is the best fit for the next chapter of my basketball career.”