Lawson at the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
|Born||October 1, 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Hamilton (Memphis, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
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. He also has two younger brothers, Chandler and Johnathan, who are highly regarded recruits.
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. Lawson was named AAC Rookie of the Year as well as the Second Team All-AAC as a freshman. As a sophomore, Lawson was named to the First Team All-AAC. 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. 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.
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.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- Parrish, Gary (April 10, 2017). "Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
- 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.
- "American Men's Basketball All-Conference And All-Rookie Teams Announced". American Athletic Conference. March 8, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
- "Men's Basketball All-Conference, All-Rookie Teams Announced". American Athletic Conference. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
- 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.
- "Kansas forward Lawson entering NBA draft". ESPN. April 8, 2019.