Six days ago the Memphis Tigers hired Keelon Lawson as an assistant coach in a move many thought would attract his highly ranked son Dedric to the team. Sunday, Dedric did the expected and committed.
The Memphis Tigers got two Lawsons for the price of one this week. Six days after hiring former UAB and LeMoyne-Owen basketball player Keelon Lawson as an assistant coach, his second-oldest son Dedric committed to Josh Pastner's squad, CBSSports' Gary Parrish reported Sunday.
Dedric told Parrish that "with [my father] being on staff, there's no other college I would rather go to." He informed reporters of his decision at the Peach Jam tournament, where he helped lead his team, coached by former NBA star Penny Hardaway, to the final. The Peach Jam is an Elite Youth Basketball League showcase put on annually by Nike that features many of the best prep players in the country.
Dedric is one of four sought-after Lawson brothers. His older brother K.J. Lawson, a 6-foot 6 wing, had already committed to Memphis as a member of the 2015 class.
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- Will Green