Led Kansas with a 6.0 rebound average in KU’s 4-0 tour of Italy in early August … Averaged 7.5 points in the four
games played … Two of his 11 field goals for the trip were from 3-point range … Had nine points and nine rebounds in
the finale against the Italy All-Stars (Aug. 6) … Scored seven points and pulled down even rebounds against the Players Group (Aug. 3).
2016-17 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AT MEMPHIS)
Started 31 of 32 games for Memphis which went 19-13 for the season and tied for fifth in the American Athletic
Conference (AAC) with a 9-9 league record … Earned AAC Rookie of the Year honors and was a member of the AAC
All-Rookie Team … Third on the Memphis team with a 12.3 scoring average … Third in the AAC with an 8.1 rebound
average … Recorded nine double-doubles which were second most on the team behind his brother Dedric’s 19 …
Had three games with multiple 3-pointers made, including a 3-for-3 effort versus UT Rio Grande Valley (Nov. 14) …
Scored a career-high 28 points against Houston (Jan. 19) and had 16 rebounds for the game … Pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds against East Carolina (Jan. 28) … Recorded a double-double (19 points, 13 rebounds) against Big 12 foe Oklahoma (Dec. 17).
2015-16 (FRESHMAN AT MEMPHIS)
Received a medical redshirt but did play in 10 games with two starts … Averaged 8.8 points and 3.5 boards per contest … Scored a season-high 16 points, with six rebounds vs. Southern (Dec. 15) … Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds vs. Tulane (Dec. 29).
Finished four-year career with 2,227 points at Hamilton High School in Memphis … Ranked No. 44 by ESPN.com, No. 54 by Rivals.com and No. 65 by Scout.com … Named to the 2014-15 Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State Team … Helped lead his Hamilton squad to the 2014-15 TSSAA Class AAA state championship … Named the TSSAA Class AAA State Tournament MVP … Averaged 22.3 points as a senior … Named to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 TSWA Class AAA All-State Teams … Averaged 21.4 points and 12.6 rebounds in 2013-14 … Averaged 11.7 points and 6.9 boards in 2011-12.
Keelon Lawson III was born in Memphis, Tennessee … Parents are Dedra and Keelon Lawson … Has three brothers: Dedric, Chandler and Johnathan … Dedric is a junior on the KU team and, like K.J., is sitting out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules … Undecided on major.