Dedric Lawson, younger brother of big time 2015 KJ Lawson, was a well known name way before he entered the high school ranks. Standing 6’8 with guard skills, there have been many games that he’s been Hamilton’s best player, a rare accomplishment for any freshman in Memphis’ stacked city league.
Against Arlington Country Day, Lawson showed that he wasn’t the least bit scared going up against a national power and while Hamilton took an L, he proved he could hold his own by scoring 27 points. Lawson hit NBA range three pointers, disrupted the game defensively with his length, and proved that he was one of the better ball-handlers on the team in the open floor. He’s not the most explosive guy vertically yet and though we would have liked to see him play a little closer to the rim offensively at times, it’s hard to argue when you own a stroke the caliber of Dedric’s.
Still premature to speculate where he may potentially land, hometown Memphis, Notre Dame, LSU, Arkansas, and Mississippi State are among the growing list of schools that have already put scholarships on the table for the Bluff City’s top freshman. You can watch the list grow for yourself by checking out a Hamilton game or by watching Team Penny on this summer’s AAU circuit.