Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
K.J. Lawson, a 6-foot-6 2015 small forward from Memphis Hamilton, has verbally committed to Memphis, sources told SNY.tv.
Lawson reportedly also held offers from Texas, Stanford, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Arkansas, among others.
He is the No. 6 small forward in the Class of 2015, per Scout.com.
Memphis head coach Josh Pastner has done a strong job of keeping local talent at home. His 2013 recruiting class includes local stars Austin Nichols, Markel Crawford and Nick King.
For more on Memphis’ 2013 class, click here.
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.