Ty Lawson is a former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels where he won the 2009 national championship in his junior year.
Lawson was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets. He played six seasons for the Nuggets and later played for the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards.On April 9, 2011, Lawson became the first player in NBA history to make his first 10 three-point attempts to start a game. He finished the game with a career-high 37 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. In 2012–13, the Nuggets finished with a franchise-best record of 57-25 and earned the third seed in the Western Conference. In 2013–14, Lawson led the Nuggets in points, assists and steals. Lawson also played three seasons in the CBA for the Shandong Golden Stars and Fujian.
On December 30, 2020, Lawson signed with Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League, but was unable to play due to visa