Ty Lawson set to join the Big3 to continue basketball career

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Former UNC basketball standout Ty Lawson is continuing his professional career and will do so in the United States. But it won’t be the NBA where Lawson will hit the court but instead the Big3 per Bally’s Sports.

The 3-on-3 basketball league founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, will add Lawson among other players for the upcoming season.

The 34-year-old Lawson played three seasons at North Carolina before being drafted No. 18 overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and then traded to Denver. From there, Lawson played 8 seasons in the NBA before heading overseas in 2017. He spent time with Denver, Houston, Indiana, Washington and Sacramento.

Lawson averaged 12.7 points, six assists, and 1.2 steals per game in the NBA.

The point guard did play overseas as well, most notably in China from 2019-20 and then went over to Greece. After a hold-up due to travel issues, he finally joined Kolossos Rodou but played just one game in 2021.

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