Davison (Mich.) High School standout athlete Gregory Lawson is wrapping up his junior season on the football field, as he is also gearing up for another highly anticipated junior season on the basketball court.
The 6-foot-3 athlete is likely the top dual sport athlete in the state, plays cornerback for Davison football, who lost in the state semifinals to Belleville yesterday (Nov. 18). Lawson had a key interception in his teams regional title victory.
He will now switch his focus to the basketball court where he is a highly recruited point guard.
“Our first game is December 2nd,” Lawson told SpartanMag.com when discussing the upcoming basketball season and reflecting on the football season. ”My mom wants me to take a few days off to heal up. I played every defensive snap of every game for 13 weeks. I feel it for sure. Playing in the playoffs takes a toll on your body. We wanted to get to Ford Field, but Belleville was really good.”
Lawson has high expectations for the 2023-24 Davison squad, as he is looking to make another state title run, this time on the hardwood.
“To get the Breslin and repeat the success we had in football, in basketball,” Lawson said of his junior season goals. “(This off-season) I have gotten a lot more explosive. I am working to be a coach on the floor and learning to pick my spots and scoring the right way.”
Lawson had a standout sophomore season, averaging 24 points, six rebounds, and six assists. He looks to build off the strong season as he enters his junior year.
“I’m a point guard that can do everything,” Lawson said. “I can score, facilitate, defend, and I am a competitor that takes on any challenge. My strengths are that I’m a point guard and I had five triple doubles last season. I also had two on the EYBL circuit. Everybody wants to score but I’m willing to lead.”
Lawson tells SpartanMag.com that Arkansas, Ohio State, TCU, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Xavier, Alabama, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Georgetown ‘are all really consistent’ with their communication.
“I hear from the assistants at Michigan State, Michigan and Indiana (as well). For visits, I went on a visit to Notre Dame for the USC football game. I am also going to visit Xavier on Dec. 9th and then TCU Dec. 16th.”
“The main thing I hear coaches talk about is being apart of a family and making campus feel like home being a priority.”
“I love Michigan State,” Lawson said. “TK and Monty are my guys. They keep in contact. TK came to see me workout and I had a great workout too. I shot the ball really well. I came up to campus and played really well against the team as well. I also went to see the exhibition against Tennessee got to talk TK and Monty a lot after the game.
“Coach (Tom) Izzo is a legend. He is one of the best ever to do it. (Izzo) has had success with Saginaw guys and every one of them has made to the league. Uncle Mateen (Cleaves) is someone who I talk to often as well.”