Dedric Lawson

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Dedric Lawson

Dedric Lawson

Who is Dedric Lawson?

Dedric Lawson is a professional basketball player with only two years of experience.  Dedric Lawson has gotten some attention as a result of his unwavering tenacity and playfulness.  For Lawson, however, the fundamentals are not a big concern because of his extraordinarily high basketball IQ.

Lawson now competes for the Beşiktaş Icrypex in the Turkish Super League and has two years of experience (TSL).

Prior to it, Lawson had previously played for the Goyang Orion Orions and the Austin Spurs of the NBA’s G League.

Additionally, he played for the Kansas Jayhawks and the Memphis Tigers in addition to his college squad.

Darren Lawson Measurements of height, weight, and body

Dedric is a huge man with a well-toned body from athletics.

It appears that he has a tan complexion, dark black hair, and black eyes.

Additionally, he has short, curly hair, a thin beard, and short, curling nails.

As for his height, he stands at a towering 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 meters) and weighs 235 lb (107 kg).

He also engages in hours of intense weight training, which helps him keep his physique.

Lawson has also abandoned the red meat for his own good as he has opened up.

More Facts about Dedric Lawson

Full Name Dedric Lawson
Date of Birth October 1, 1997
Birth Place Memphis, Tennessee
Nick Name Smoove
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Age 24 years old
Height 6’9″ (2.06 meters)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Keelon Lawson
Mother’s Name Dedra Lawson
Siblings An older brother, Keelon Lawson III (K.J Lawson)
Two younger brothers, Chandler Lawson, and Johnathan Lawson
Education Hamilton High School (Memphis, Tennessee)
Memphis Tigers
Kansas Jayhawks
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend  Name Unknown
A baby daughter, Kennedy Lawson
Profession Basketball player
Position Power forward
NBA Draft 2019 / Undrafted
Affiliations Austin Spurs
Goyang Orion Orions
Active Years 2019-present
Net Worth $3 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Memphis Tigers’ Merch, Kansas Apparel
Last Update July 2022

Early Life, Family, and Education | Dedric Lawson

In Memphis, Tennessee, on October 1, 1997, under the sign of the Libra, Lawson was born to Dedra and Keelon Lawson.

Lawson was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, together with his three siblings.

The first is Keelon Lawson III (K.J. Lawson), his elder brother, while the other two are Chandler Lawson and Johnathan Lawson, his younger siblings.

Lawson grew up idolizing Chris Douglas-Roberts, Derrick Rose, and the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team.

He would also go to their games when he was in elementary school.

Lawson’s memories of the 2008 national championship game as a basketball fan were marred by events later in the contest.

Evidently, Kansas had defeated his favorite team.

Upper School

Dedric really attended Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from there.

He spent three years in total changing his class in 2015 so that he could play basketball with his older brother for the Memphis Tigers.

Over the course of his high school career, Lawson has amassed over 1,700 points and over 1,100 rebounds combined.

He was also chosen to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.

He was also chosen to participate in the all-star games for the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic.

Lawson was ranked No. 26 among the best players in the country at the end of his high school career, according to

Similarly, he was ranked No. 35 by, No. 26 by, and No. 46 by

University Career & Stats

Stats and Memphis

Dedric reportedly played two seasons with Memphis, where as a freshman, he led the team with an average of 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds.

Since then, he has recorded 39 steals and 55 blocked shots.

He was currently the AAC’s top rebounder in the interim.

He also won the AAC Rookie of the Year award and tied Keith Lee’s Memphis record for double-doubles.

He additionally received six AAC Rookie of the Week honors.

Dedric averaged 9.9 rebounds and 19.2 points per game as a sophomore the next year.

With 68 blocks overall, he topped his college team and the American Athletic Conference.

Dedric announced his collegiate transfer to Kansas later in 2017, and in accordance with NCAA rules, he redshirted the next year.

Kansas Stats and Highlights

Dedric, who played 36 games for the team, reportedly played for Kansas for just one season.

He continued to score 19.4 points per game and grab 10.3 rebounds per game as a result, which eventually got him into the Big 12.

After that, Lawson made the decision to skip his final season with the college public. He then proceeded to register for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Observation Report

Dedric was reportedly a valuable prospect for the NBA draft, according to the scouting report.

Additionally, his statistics at Kansas during his one season there were demonstrated by his double-double average, 58 percent true shooting, and 28.5 PER.

Dedric was a productive player not just at Kansas but also when playing for Memphis, leading the Tigers with an average of 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Additionally, he had a wingspan of 7’3 on his 6’9 frame, which was a remarkable characteristic and qualifying.

He continued to play power forward and rim protector full-time, though.

Dedric has not attained that professional quality, according to the scouting report; he is limited and lacks defensive abilities.

Even with his long-range shooting, he was still not a legitimate player.

University statistics Year G PTS TRB AST FG

Career 101 18.2 9.9 2.5 45.5 33.2 75.7 48.8 25.3 15.6

NBA Draft Dedric Lawson Professional Career

Dedric Lawson left the Kansas Jayhawks and was not picked in the 2019 NBA Draft, which means he was passed over in Brooklyn, New York.

But they did keep him on the Golden State Warriors roster for the 2019 Summer League.

He caught up with the team quickly, which was impressive.

Dedric Lawson
Dedric Lawson after against Physical Cyclones. Source: The Kansas City Star

Spurs San Antonio

He signed with the Austin Spurs, an NBA G League team affiliated with the San Antonio Spurs, after being released by the Warriors.

He reportedly had a “non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 contract” with the team.

Dedric was now a free agent as a result.

Since joining the team, Lawson has averaged 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 double-double seasons.

Orion Orions of Goyang

On July 9, 2020, he began playing for the Goyang Orion Orions.

Icrypex Beşiktaş

On June 2, 2021, he signed a contract with Beşiktaş Icrypex of the Turkish Super League. Additionally, he participated in the NBA summer league with the Boston Celtics in 2021.

G League Season Stats G FG

Career 42 5.4 10.2 .532 0.9 1.2 .780 2.8 5.2 8.1 1.5 13.7


He has a long way to go and is best recognized for his outside shooting abilities.

Additionally, he plays a consistent role as an athlete, which makes him ideal for sabotaging opponent offenses.

Additionally, he has an outstanding vision for making cuts and cites his basketball IQ as his greatest strength. The highlights of his career to date are listed here.

  • SN’s second team all-American (2019)
  • AP, NABC, and USBWA third-team All-American (2019)
  • Year’s Big 12 Newcomer (2019)
  • All-Big 12 first team (2019)
  • Primary All-AAC team (2017)
  • Best Rookie in the AAC (2016)
  • Burger King All-American (2015)
  • Parade All-American first team (2015)

Dedric Lawson hasn’t said how much money he is worth, although it is believed that he is worth $3 million.

2017 Suspension of Dedric Lawson

Lawson was momentarily suspended in July 2017, just one day before the team’s practice trip to Italy.

Bill Self, the head coach at Kansas, claims that Lawson was benched because he got into a fight.

In addition, K.J, Dedric’s older brother, traveled to Italy for the practice while Dedric was on suspension.

After hearing this, many viewers began to doubt Dedric’s aptitude.

“It was only a temporary arrangement, and when he returns from his pre-school visit home, we’ll be prepared to go. That in no way diminished our opinion of him or anything else. But just as when your own child misbehaves, just because you discipline them doesn’t mean you don’t still love them.”
Bill Self, Kansas City coach

Personal Life of Dedric Lawson

Dedric hails from a family of athletes, which is a great tidbit.

His mother and father were both basketball players in their youth.

To give an example, his mother played at a Memphis DII school while his father played for the UNAB.

Additionally, her jersey was retired at the same time as his mother’s college graduation.

Not to mention, they were the ones who guided him during his formative years and even instructed him in the fundamentals of the game. In addition, all of his siblings like playing sports.

His other brother, Johnathan, is a highly sought-after recruit, while his younger brother Chandler plays collegiate basketball for Oregon.

K.J Lawson, his older brother, is a British Basketball League player with the Worcester Wolves.

K.J previously participated in college competitions for the Memphis Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks, and Tulane Green Wave.

“KJ is most likely the competitive guy I’ve ever met. He doesn’t like to lose, so we stopped playing one-on-one games with him when we started disagreeing or fighting. It significantly aided my competitiveness.
— Dedric Lawson

Child and girlfriend/wife

According to the story, he appears to be engaged in a relationship. In fact, there are no updates on his wife, marriage, or relationship.

He does appear to have a newborn daughter, though. He reportedly gave birth back when he was moving from Memphis to Kansas.

Evidently, that day his entire family traveled to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to witness Chandler compete for a state championship.

Dedric, on the other hand, had already arrived at the Nashville International Airport to see the future mother of his child.

As absurd as it may appear, that was also the same period when a rally was held by a prominent visitor.

All things considered, Dedric might arrive in time for his visit, and now that he has a daughter, everyone can’t help but admire her.

She goes by the name Kennedy Lawson.

Observations on Kennedy

It is terrible that neither his wife nor child’s identity is known. Additionally, he hasn’t posted a single image of them online.

To get through the presence, though, here are a few words about Kennedy (Dedric’s daughter).

“Feisty. Sometimes she can be quite sweet. Keep out of her way. I’m not sure where she gets her tiny attitude, but she does have it. I couldn’t ask for a better baby, and I adore her beyond measure.”
— Dedric Lawson

She’s ‘Miss Personality,’ man. She takes to the gym like a natural whenever she goes with Dedric, her uncles Johnathan or Chandler, or even K.J. She dictates to everyone. He has been a fantastic father. You can tell by the grin he wears whenever her name is spoken or whenever we discuss Kennedy that, of course, he’s in love.
– Kevin Conley, former head coach of Dedric’s Memphis

“Fatherhood is an important concept. Despite being apart from his daughter, he still sets hard to provide the best possible situation for his family and, in particular, for the young girl who didn’t ask to be there. Simply set a good example for them, and I’ve just noticed him glowing.”
K. J. Lawson

Kennedy is pliable in Dedric’s hands, like putty. He adores his family with all of his heart.
– Dedra Lawson

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Social Media Presence:

In conclusion, you may view his own uploads of his activities on his social media sites.

He has 24.1k followers on Instagram and goes by the name Dedric Lawson (@dsmoove1-2many).

Similar to this, he has 9.5k followers on his Twitter account, which uses his true name Dedric Lawson (@DSmoove1 2many).