Kimani Lawrence is an elite student-athlete currently attending New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire. Kimani is one of the most sought after prospects in the country, currently ranked the #45 player in the class of 2017 per Rivals. Versatility is the word that comes to mind when discussing the 6’7 wing with the skillset to knock down shots from the perimeter, attack the rim off the dribble, finish in transition, all while having the size and athletic ability to be a terrific defender. Averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game on 53.4% from the field on the EYBL circuit this Spring, programs from across the country have prioritized Kimani based on his potential to be an excellent two way player at the next level.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for Expressions Elite and for you individually?
KL: As a team we struggled with getting to play with each other since there are so many new people on the team, so we didn’t win as many games as we should have, but individually things have been going really well. I feel like I got a lot better from last year and have been playing really well.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 28, 2016
— Sean Floyd (@coachfloyd101) June 9, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
KL: Versatile and skilled wing that can guard multiple positions, and playing at my best when I’m attacking the rim off the dribble.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
KL: Every day.
Kimani Lawrence continues to play well. At his best when going to the basket.
— Joey Natale (@OJElite) April 17, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
KL: My favorite subjects are Math and English.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
KL: I plan on majoring in Business when I go to college.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
KL: Shoes! I’ve been collecting shoes since I was like 15.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 15, 2016
— David Schneider (@DSchneiderDC) May 20, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
KL: Texas, Xavier, Pitt, Florida, USC, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Creighton, Miami, St. Bonaventure, URI, Providence
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
KL: Stanford, Michigan, Marquette, Butler, Purdue, Georgetown
EM: Michigan is a school that’s been mentioned with you recently – can you tell us about your relationship with UM?
KL: I talk to the coaching staff often, and they’ve shown a lot of interest and reached out to my family.
EM: Do you plan on visiting UM at any point?
KL: I plan on trying to get there for an unofficial visit.
EM: Do you have a top group of schools that you’re focused on at this point?
KL: No not yet, my recruitment is still completely open.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
KL: I’m working on making arrangements to unofficially visit Michigan, Marquette, Georgetown, and Creighton , I’m still working on visiting other schools as well.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
KL: I want to go somewhere where I’ll be able to play right away, and also a place that really develops my skill set so I can play at the highest level of basketball as possible, relationships between me, the coaching staff, and my family is very important, as well as the school’s education.
EM: Do you have a timeline for your decision?
KL: I plan on making my decision sometime in November.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) April 17, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
KL: Just make it to the highest level and continue to work hard.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
KL: Just don’t let anyone outwork you in anything, on the court and off the court, always be the hardest worker.
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— Sherwyn Cooper (@BallasTV) April 11, 2016