Kansas star Dedric Lawson declares for NBA draft

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Monday, April 8, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas forward Dedric Lawson will skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft, the latest move in what should be a significant overhaul of the Jayhawks' roster for next season.

Lawson transferred from Memphis and sat out last season, then led the Big 12 with 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds this past season. He was voted All-Big 12 and third-team All-American while finishing No. 2 nationally and third in school history with 22 double-doubles.

His brother, K.J. Lawson, already has announced plans to transfer. So has guard Charlie Moore, while center Udoka Azubuike and shooting guard Quentin Grimes have yet to announce whether they will go pro.

Kansas had a disappointing season by its standards, going 26-10 and getting blown out by Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It was the first time in 15 years the Jayhawks did not win a piece of the Big 12 title, which was instead shared by Texas Tech and Kansas State.