Unsigned: Jermaine Lawrence

Breaking down the recruitment of the No. 19 prospect in the ESPN 100

Updated: January 24, 2013, 11:28 AM ET
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series breaking down the recruitments of the nation's top uncommitted seniors. Previous breakdowns looked at No. 1 overall prospect Andrew Wiggins, No. 2 Jabari Parker (who since committed to Duke), No. 4 Julius Randle and No. 7 Aaron Gordon.

Senior power forward Jermaine Lawrence (Springfield Gardens, N.Y./Pope John XXIII) is a tough one to figure out. On the court, the No. 19-ranked player in the ESPN 100 has physical gifts and versatility that make him a tantalizing prospect, but durability and consistency have been concerns.

And on the recruiting trail, he's been equally hard to read. Will he stick close to home and choose St. John's? Will he be enticed by the glitz and glamor of Vegas and pick UNLV? Or will he be loyal to the program that has recruited him the longest and hardest and commit to Cincinnati?

Luckily, our RecruitingNation basketball experts are here to try and make sense of it all. Here's how they think Lawrence's recruitment will play out, complete with what makes him special, improvement for the next level, freshman projections in college, decision factors and predictions on what school he'll choose.


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