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Prized Memphis transfers head to Kansas


Two potential transfers for Georgia Tech can be scratched off the list. Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson, who last week stunned the Tigers fan base with their decision to transfer, will play for Kansas. Their father Keelon made the announcement on his Twitter account Monday.

Tech seemed like a possible landing spot, as Yellow Jackets coach Josh Pastner had recruited both players and coached them in the 2015-16 season and had also hired their father Keelon to be one of his assistant coaches.

The Lawsons were among the most sought-after players in the transfer market. With demand far outstripping supply at this point of the recruiting cycle, Tech and Pastner are scrambling to find players for the 2017 signing class.

“In ‘17, we’re in survival mode,” Pastner told the AJC on Sunday.

Dedric Lawson, a forward, was named to the first team of the American Athletic Conference all-conference team after averaging 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. K.J., a redshirt freshman forward, averaged 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds and was the league’s rookie of the year. The two also have younger brothers who are considered among the best players in their respective classes.

The decision was first reported by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish.

For the 2017 signing class, Tech has three players in the fold, signee Jose Alvarado, a point guard from New York, and two players who have committed, shooting guard Curtis Haywood of Mustang, Okla., and forward Moses Wright of Raleigh, N.C. Pastner has four spots open.



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