Juan Diego 4A Region 11

Posted On: 09/28/18 2:43 PM

Juan Diego’s 6-foot-1 shooting guard Lawson Roe is getting set to play his senior season, and still has a lot left to prove.

A solid outside shooter, Roe is hoping to earn some late college interest this winter, while showcasing an increased ability to play the guard position.

“I feel like I’m a consistent shooter. My dribbling is still in development, so I don’t necessarily dribble the ball a lot, but I like to be the one that can hit a shot when you need a shot,”said Roe.

He spent his offseason working on that ball-handling ability while playing with Salt Lake Rebels in the spring and played with All-Utah in the summer.

“The team wasn’t necessarily amazing, but the competition was really fun to play against and it was kind of fun being able to lead the team and have the mentality of being a senior a little early,” said Roe.

He’ll head into his senior year with a leader’s disposition, and a shooter’s mentality.

“The beginning of the year last year my role was to come off the bench, and I ended up getting a starting spot about mid-year. I was a shooter that we could go to so that we could help spread out the defense,” said Roe.

“This year my role is still to be a shooter, but also to be a leader because my coach has made me main captain.”

As for his recruitment, it’s been pretty light, “I haven’t necessarily had a lot of interest, I’ve been to a lot of camps, but I haven’t really talked with a lot of coaches one-on-one,” he said.

But he does have a couple of schools in the mix.

JuCo Clarke and D3 program Willamette are two programs that have shown some interest in Roe.

“I definitely do want to be able to get some type of scholarship, whether it’s academic or athletic,” he said. “I’m really trying to step up my game to be able to be more of a shooter.”