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 Points 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 Rebounds 14 at Indiana State 1/1/10 Assists 3 (3x), last vs. Savannah State 12/16/09 Blocks 7 at Evansville 1/3/10 Steals 3 (2x), last vs. Florida A&M 11/17/09 Minutes 31 (2x), last at Missouri State 3/24/10
Awards & Honors 2007-08 MVC All-Freshman Team MVC Newcomer of the Week, 12/26
2008-09 Las Vegas Classic All-Tournament Team MVC All-Defensive Team
2009-10 MVC All-Defensive Team NABC All-District 16 Second Team NetScouts.com Second Team all-MVC Second-Team all-Missouri Valley Conference