Elite Canadian basketball recruit AJ Lawson will be in Lexington for an unofficial Saturday, when Kentucky will host Virginia Tech at Rupp Arena.
Lawson — a 6-foot-7 small forward in the 2019 class — is ranked by North Pole Hoops as the No. 1 junior prospect in Canada. North Pole Hoops was also the first to report this weekend’s visit, and Lawson will get to watch fellow Canadians Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker face off on the trip.
Oregon and Southern Methodist have both already offered Lawson, who played on the Nike circuit this past summer.