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Kentucky or Memphis for 2016 5-star

lawsonClass of 2016 5-star small forward Dedric Lawson tells Memphis Roar’s Grant Milner that his recruitment is a two-horse race.

“I just really have two schools since my brother committed. Kentucky and Memphis, I love both of those schools,” Lawson said. “I like the way that both of them play. I like both coaching staffs, too.”

Lawson (6-8, 195), who is rated as the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2016 class by the 247Sports Composite, averaged 17.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game last weekend in front of John Calipari at the Nike EYBL in Sacramento.

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Article written by Chris Fisher

9 Comments for Kentucky or Memphis for 2016 5-star

  1. stratblend
    2:34 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    You can go with the master… or the student.

  2. louie
    2:52 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Come on down, Dedric! You’ll never regret you chose to be a card carrying member of BBN.

  3. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    2:57 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    That picture makes him look like a 2 brow version of Anthony Davis.

  4. CatBlue in LR
    3:04 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    I saw Team Penny (the AAU team of both him and his brother) at the Real Deal in the Rock a couple of weeks ago. He’s better than his big brother, who has already committed to Memphis. The word is the best one in the family is a 12-year-old brother who is already 6-4. He was there as a spectator, and someone pointed him out. That has to be the tallest 12-year-old I have ever seen. Freaky looking.

    I think it’ll be hard to pry Dedric away from Memphis because of pretty strong family ties, but who knows–what Cal wants, Cal usually gets.

    • Trevor2390
      5:47 am May 1, 2014 Permalink

      What helps Kentucky in this situation is that I think I heard the family is actually moving to Florida this summer.

  5. The Loco Pollo
    4:12 pm April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Memphis is a tough place to get a top kid out of. It will be UK vs Memphis for at least one other probably (Skal Labissiere) if not more. I can’t see why you’d choose Memphis/Pastner over UK/Cal but there are a lot of other factors when dealing in Memphis.

    • CatBlue in LR
      11:29 am May 1, 2014 Permalink

      I’m betting Labissiere comes down to UK vs. Arkansas, not Memphis. Just a hunch.