Dedric Lawson

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Dedric Lawson
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Personal information
Born (1997-10-01) October 1, 1997 (age 21)
Memphis, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolHamilton (Memphis, Tennessee)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
PositionPower forward
Career highlights and awards

Dedric Lawson (born October 1, 1997) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas.

High school career[edit]

Lawson played at Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tennessee alongside his older brother K. J. Lawson. Lawson, a consensus top 30 recruit, reclassified from the Class of 2016 to the Class of 2015 so he could join K.J. at Memphis. Dedric was selected to the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game.[1] He also has two younger brothers, Chandler and Johnathan, who are highly regarded recruits.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Memphis, Dedric averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game and tied Keith Lee’s Memphis record for double-doubles by a freshman.[3] Lawson was named AAC Rookie of the Year as well as the Second Team All-AAC as a freshman.[4] As a sophomore, Lawson was named to the First Team All-AAC.[5] He averaged 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. In April 2017 he announced he was transferring to Kansas alongside K.J. and sat out a year as a redshirt per NCAA policy.[2] In late July he was suspended by Kansas coach Bill Self after being involved in an altercation and did not participate in the team's exhibition trip to Italy.[6]

During his lone season with Kansas, Lawson led the Big 12 in both scoring (19.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg). Following Kansas' loss in the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Lawson announced his intention to forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.[7]

College statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2015–16 Memphis 33 32 32.2 .409 .350 .709 9.3 2.5 1.2 1.7 15.8
2016–17 Memphis 32 32 34.5 .461 .270 .741 9.9 3.3 1.3 2.1 19.2
2018–19 Kansas 36 36 32.6 .490 .393 .815 10.3 1.7 1.3 1.1 19.4
Career 101 100 33.1 .455 .332 .757 9.9 2.5 1.2 1.6 18.2


  1. ^ Smith, Jason (January 28, 2015). "Dedric Lawson named to McDonald's All-American Game roster". Commercial Appeal. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Parrish, Gary (April 10, 2017). "Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Wade, Don (October 28, 2016). "What's Expected of Dedric Lawson This Season? More Versatility, Fewer Hot nip Wings". Memphis Daily News. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "American Men's Basketball All-Conference And All-Rookie Teams Announced". American Athletic Conference. March 8, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball All-Conference, All-Rookie Teams Announced". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Newell, Jesse (July 30, 2017). "KU forward Dedric Lawson suspended for Italy trip following role in practice altercation". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kansas forward Lawson entering NBA draft". ESPN. April 8, 2019.

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