CU (M) Basketball BIO
25 Kenny Lawson Jr.

2009-10: Junior at Creighton
• Second-team all-Missouri Valley Conference and second-team NABC all-District 16 pick.
• For the second straight year, led the MVC in blocked shots and was named to MVC’s All-Defensive Team.
• Nationally, ranked 108th in blocks per game (1.5), 109th in free-throw percentage (81.9) and 213th in rebounds per game (6.8).
• In the MVC, ranked first in blocked shots, second in field goal percentage, fifth in defensive rebounding, sixth in rebounding and offensive rebounding, eighth in scoring, and 11th in free-throw percentage.
• Became first Creighton junior to reach 500 career rebounds since Chad Gallagher (1989-90), as well as first Bluejay junior to own 125 career blocked shots since Benoit Benjamin (1984-85).
• Owned seven of Creighton’s nine double-doubles.
• Had first career double-double with career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nebraska (Dec. 6), CU’s first 25/10 game since 2005 and its first vs. a BCS foe since ‘92.
• Had 10 points and nine rebounds to go with three assists vs. No. 15 Michigan (Nov. 26).
• Had 13 points and career-high 14 rebounds at Indiana State (Jan. 1).
• Had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots in win at Evansville (Jan. 3), Creighton’s most blocks in a game since 1998.
• Became first Bluejay with two straight double-doubles since 2006.
• Had 15 of his 20 points in second half of win over Missouri State (Jan. 24).
• Had 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Feb. 9 win over Indiana State.
• Had 20 points in 29 minutes vs. Illinois State (Feb. 13), while also making his first career three-point attempt.
• Had second straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Southern Illinois (Feb. 23).
• Had 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in Bradley win (Feb. 27), making 6-of-7 shots from the field and 7-of-8 attempts at the line, then had 17 points and 11 rebounds a week later vs. BU in the MVC Tournament (March 5).
• Scored in double-figures in eight straight games (Feb. 6-March 5).
• Had 19 points and 10 rebounds vs. Loyola Chicago (Feb. 20), including his second career three-point basket.
• Had 17 points, eight boards and three blocks in CIT win vs. Fairfield (March 22).
• Had 21 points, including three three-pointers, in CIT game at Missouri State (March 24).
• His 230 rebounds were most by a Bluejay since 1993-94.
• Ranks fifth in Creighton history with 134 blocked shots.
• Owned 35 of team’s 44 dunks.
• Filed paperwork to apply for NBA Draft on April 8, only to withdraw on May 5.

2008-09: Sophomore at Creighton
• Named to the MVC’s All-Defensive Team.
• Ranked 83rd nationally and first in the MVC with 1.6 blocked shots per game.
• Was also fifth in the MVC in field goal percentage (52.8 percent) and 19th in rebounding (4.8).
• Had at least one blocked shot in all but four games.
• Had 15 points at Arkansas-Little Rock (Nov. 25), making 7-of-9 shots from the field.
• Had 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots at Nebraska (Nov. 29).
• Had nine points and 10 rebounds in win at Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 6).
• Scored 15 points in win over Fresno State (Dec. 22), then scored 12 points in championship game win over DePaul a night later, to earn Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament Team accolades.
• Had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in win at Bradley (Jan. 10).
• Had career-best 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor in 22-point road win at Evansville (Jan. 20).
• Had six points, eight rebounds and four blocks in win over Missouri State (Feb. 1).
• Had 13 points and nine rebounds to help team to first win at Southern Illinois since 2001 (Feb. 14).
• Had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in win over George Mason (Feb. 21).
• Tied season-high with four blocks at Missouri State (Feb. 24).

2007-08: Freshman at Creighton
• Named to the MVC All-Freshman Team.
• Played in all 33 games, including 19 starts.
• Averaged 5.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.
• Paced team with 54.6 percent shooting from the field.
• Second on team in rebounding and blocked shots and fifth in scoring.
• Started 19 of the final 21 games.
• Was 7-for-7 from the floor and finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in March 1 win over Bradley.
• Scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in just 13 minutes of win against Houston Baptist (Dec. 17).
• Had 13 points in 14 minutes against North Carolina Central (Dec. 20).
• Grabbed 11 rebounds and added nine points while holding all-Valley center Randal Falker to seven points and one rebound in win over Southern Illinois (Feb. 10).
• Also had 11 rebounds against No. 20 Drake (March 8).
• Had five blocked shots and eight rebounds in win over Indiana State (Jan. 18). His five blocks were the most by a Bluejay freshman since Rodney Buford in 1996 and each of the last three Creighton freshmen to block five shots in a game have played in the NBA (Buford, Chad Gallagher, Benoit Benjamin).
• Made first start on Jan. 5 in road win at Missouri State, finishing with six points and six rebounds in 20 minutes.
• Averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds on 60.7 percent shooting in five March games.

2006-07: Redshirted at Creighton
• Played in two games off the bench in November before missing the rest of the year with knee tendinitis, receiving a medical redshirt.
• Averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.
• Had three points and five rebounds in collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 13).
• Had eight points and four rebounds in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 29).

Vista High School
• Averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots a game as a senior.
• First-team all-conference and second-team all-area.
• Averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks as a junior.
• Had 27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks, seven dunks and four assists in a game against Orange Glen as a senior.
• Had a top-scoring game of 39 points.
• Played in a pair of All-Star games following his senior season.
• Played AAU ball for EBO, a team which included Division I recruits Brook Lopez (Stanford), Robin Lopez (Stanford), Tre’Von Willis (Memphis), Quincy Pondexter (Washington), Joe Harden (Notre Dame) and Derrick Jasper (Kentucky).
• That AAU team won major adidas-sponsored tournaments in Las Vegas and Suwanee, Ga.
• Nominated for the McDonald’s All-America Game.
• Pitched on the baseball team his first two seasons.

More About Kenny
Full Name: Kenneth Michael Lawson, Jr.
Birthday: Sept. 18, 1988
Birthplace: Oceanside, Calif.
Parents: Kenny (Sr.) & Georgetta Lawson
Siblings: Quincy (19), Daralin (29) and Darrius (30)
Noting Quincy: Is a redshirt freshman on the men’s basketball team at Loyola Marymount
Major: Journalism-News Reporting
Career Ambition: NBA
Favorite Spots on Campus: Old Gym and Opus Hall
Favorite Class: Journalism with Carol Zuegner
Favorite Athlete: Amare Stoudemire
Favorite Team: 2008 USA’s Olympic Men’s Basketball Team
Favorite Sports Memory: Playing for EBO/EA Travel Team
Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas
Favorite TV Show: The Boondocks
Why Creighton: People in Omaha, academics, basketball tradition
Hobbies: Going out with friends and family

Career Highs
25 vs. Nebraska    12/6/09
Field Goals
9 at Missouri State    3/24/10
Field Goal Attempts
16 at Missouri State    3/24/10
3-Point Field Goals
3 at Missouri State    3/24/10
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
5 at Missouri State    3/24/10
Free Throws
11 vs. Nebraska    12/6/09
Free Throws Attempted
12 vs. Nebraska    12/6/09
14 at Indiana State    1/1/10
3 (3x), last vs. Savannah State    12/16/09
7 at Evansville    1/3/10
3 (2x), last vs. Florida A&M    11/17/09
31 (2x), last at Missouri State    3/24/10

Awards & Honors
MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 12/26

Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament Team
MVC All-Defensive Team

MVC All-Defensive Team
NABC All-District 16 Second Team Second Team all-MVC
Second-Team all-Missouri Valley Conference

Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif.
High School: Vista