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Keon Lawrence could suit up for Seton Hall this season if he obtains a hardship waiver, although that is far from a certainty at this point.
A Newark, N.J., native, Lawrence transferred from Missouri and is in school at Seton Hall. He’s currenty in the process of working with the school to send in an appeal to the NCAA and there is a chance he could win the appeal.
Still, it is early in the process and nothing has yet been decided.
“He liked it out there (at Missouri) and everything,” said Mike Rodgers, an advisor to Lawrence. “It was time to come home. He needed to be home for family situations.”
Lawrence led the Tigers with 29.2 minutes played last season as a sophomore, appearing in all 32 contests, including 20 starts. He finished as the team’s third-leading scorer with 11 points per game and a team-leading 307 field goal attempts.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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