ORONO, Maine – University of Maine men's basketball head coach Ted Woodward has announced the signing of Shaun Lawton to a National Letter of Intent to attend the University in the fall and play for the men's basketball team.
"Signing Shaun to join our program is a great day for our team," said Woodward. "Shaun brings so many things to our program as a person and a player. He is versatile combo guard with great size, outstanding understanding of the game, tremendous vision with the ball in his hands, and is a tough defender. He can play multiple positions, and is a "winner" on the court. He is a tremendous student and person with extremely high character, and we look forward to having him join us in the fall."
Lawton, a 6-5 guard from Harlem, N.Y. and Putnam Science Academy (Conn.), averaged nearly 16 points per game while leading the team in steals and ranking second in assists. He scored 29 points to lead Putnam to an upset of national powerhouse South Kent.
Prior to attending Putnam, Lawton went to Long Island Lutheran High School in New York where he led the team to the 2011 Class A State Championship. He scored a team-high 24 points in the semi-final game, a 75-71 win over Jamesville-DeWitt.
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.