Kansas has just drastically improved their program following next season, as they landed two 5-star recruits Dedric and K.J. Lawson (yes, they are brothers) from Memphis.
R O C K C H A L K J A Y H A W K !🤙🏽
— Keelon Lawson (@KJLawson2) April 10, 2017
This is actually a huge deal for Kansas, even though the duo will not be able to play until after next season. Dedric Lawson was one of the nation’s top transfers available after averaging 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a sophomore this past season, and will have two more years of eligibility with the Jayhawks.
K.J. was injured last year, but averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds when he was on the floor.
Both can be impact players right away, and take the pressure away from Bill Self to attract a big 5-star recruit.
What makes this transfer even more interesting for the Jayhawks is that the Lawson bros actually have two other brothers, Chandler, a 4-star power forward (2019) and Johnathan, a 5-star small forward (2021). AND they have a cousin. DJ Jefferies is a 5-star small forward and he’s the 8th best rated player for the class of 2019.
Things could get pretty interesting for Kansas. Remember the last brothers to go to Kansas? The Morris bros turned out to be pretty damn good. Self could be off the hook from acquiring a top tier recruit for the next three years, and if he does, another championship banner could be hanging up in Lawrence soon.