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Lawson commits to Memphis

Published On: Jul 21 2014 09:47:00 AM CDT
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Highly-touted recruit Dedric Lawson said Sunday that he will follow his father and commit to Memphis.

Keelon Lawson was recently hired by the school as an assistant coach and the younger Lawson indicated he would follow him there.

"With (my father) being on staff, there's no other college I would rather go to," Dedric Lawson said Sunday after helping Team Penny beat Boo Williams in the semifinals of the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.

Team Penny lost to Playaz Basketball Club in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The Peach Jam is considered the top summer tournament for high school prospects in the nation.

Lawson, a 6-foot-8 forward, is ranked No. 7 nationally among the 2016 class, according to 247Sports. His older brother, K.J., is ranked 43rd in the 2015 class. He committed to Memphis last year.

Dedric Lawson is the first top-10 prospect from the '16 class to commit.