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Dedric Lawson - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Dedric Lawson

Position Forward
Height 6'9''
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School Hamilton HS

All-American Athletic Conference First Team [2016-17]
NABC All-District Team [2016-17]
CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America Team [2016]
American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year [2015-16]
NABC All-District Team [2015-16]
American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team [2016]
All-American Athletic Conference Second Team [2015-16]

Led the American Athletic Conference and was 19th nationally in rebound average at 9.9 boards per game … His
19.2 scoring average was second in the conference and 59th nationally … Was fifth in the league with a 46.1 field goal percentage … Recorded 19 double-doubles on the season, which was 11th nationally and tops in the AAC … Had 14
games of 20 or more points … Pulled down 10 or more rebounds 20 times … Led Memphis with 68 blocked shots … Scored a career-high 35 points against Iowa (Nov. 26) … Pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds twice: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley (Nov. 14) and vs. South Carolina (Dec. 30) … Had nine games with three or more blocked shots, including a career-high eight against UAB (Dec. 10).

Averaged a team-best 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game … Second on the team with 55 blocked shots and
39 steals … Posted 17 double-doubles, which ranked fourth among NCAA Division I freshmen and 19th-highest overall in NCAA Division I … His 17 double-doubles tied a Memphis freshman record … Led the AAC in rebounding and ranked fourth in scoring … Ranked third in the conference in blocked shots and blocked shots per game … Set the AAC record by being named the AAC Rookie of the Week six times.

Played only three seasons of high school basketball, reclassifying in 2015 … Scored over 1,700 points and grabbed over 1,100 rebounds in his three-year prep career … Rated among the nation’s top players by ESPN.com (No. 26), 247sports.com (No. 35), Rivals.com (No. 26) and Scout.com (No. 46) … Selected to play in both the McDonald’s All- America and Jordan Brand Classic all-star games in April of 2015.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee … Parents are Dedra and Keelon Lawson … Has three brothers: K.J., Chandler and Johnathan … K.J. is a sophomore on the KU team and, like Dedric, is sitting out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules … Undecided on major.