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Wednesday / August 17.
  • Dedric Lawson Down to UK and Memphis

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    By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Dedric Lawson has narrowed down his list to two schools: Kentucky and Memphis. Ben Roberts was the first to report the news.

    The rising junior from Arlington Country Day (Fla.)’s older brother Keelon has already committed to Memphis.

    “When my brother committed to Memphis, everyone else just automatically thought that I was going to Memphis,” Lawson told Roberts. “So other schools stopped calling, except for Kentucky. They stayed on me, came to my games and came to my school.”

    Lawson told Roberts that he likes the way that Coach (John) Calipari lets his freshman play early.

    “I’ve been following Cal since he had Derrick Rose,” he said. “Calipari is a great coach. I love his system. I love the way he lets his freshmen get out there and play. He lets them play through mistakes, and by March they be rolling.”

    Lawson, listed at 6-foot-8, is ranked no. 5 in the nation by 247 Sports.

    Photo: 247 Sports

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    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.