Lawrence was the No. 9-ranked power forward and the No. 26-ranked player in the class of 2013, according to the recruiting website Rivals.com, with scholarship offers from Kansas, Syracuse and UCLA, among other programs.
The 6-foot-9 Lawrence averaged 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 26 games for Cincinnati last season. He sat out eight games due to a toe injury.
The Jaspers went 25-8 and earned a No. 13 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament before losing to No. 4 seed Louisville in the second round.
Jermaine Lawrence is eligible for the 2014 -2015 season!!! Jasper Nation let's go!!!!!— Stephen Masiello (@steve_masiello) August 13, 2014
- Chris Johnson