At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Coleman Lawhon of Davie High School.

We’ve seen Lawhon countless times over the last calendar year, previously stating, “Although this group has numerous capable shooting threats, Coleman Lawhorn is arguably the top marksman on the roster. He’s a heady guard with a tough, scrappy nature and the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers at an incredibly high percentage. Lawhorn is probably more athletic than opponents tend to think, which is evidenced by his quickness and overall defensive prowess. He’s a capable ball-handler but causes plenty of problems for opponents with his off-ball presence. That being said, he can also create his own shot, set up others, and score from all levels. Lawhorn is a smart, steady piece that can produce in multiple roles or alongside any collection of teammates, so expect him to shine with this group. Later followed by, “There are a lot of guys who are overlooked or underappreciated for no real reason, and it feels like Lawhon is one of those guys. He’s a smart, smooth, team-oriented guard with the ability to reliably run a team and set the tone on both ends of the floor. Lawhon is a lethal shooter, polished creator, and willing playmaker with an understanding of how to consistently access quality looks for himself and others. He’s also a useful defender with toughness and a high motor, which he utilizes to regularly make hustle plays and do the dirty work.”

Since then, Lawhon has maintained his production as an incredibly steady, valuable piece for the War Eagles. He’s currently averaging 10.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.5 APG, and 2.8 SPG as a focal point on a squad that has certainly outperformed any possible expectations this season. Lawhon is a smart, unselfish guard with nice size, playmaking instincts, and scoring prowess. He’s comfortable making plays with the ball in his hands, but can also slide off the ball and cut or find opportunities as a spot-up threat. Lawhon is a scrappy defender and useful rebounder who plays with consistent effort on both ends of the floor. He’s definitely a piece that college coaches should pursue.