Sophomore KJ Lawson decides to leave KU basketball as graduate transfer

K.J. Lawson #13 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots the ball against Jordan Roland #12 of the Northeastern Huskies in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 21, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas forward K.J. Lawson says he plans to transfer for the second time, this time as a graduate transfer. That would leave him with two years of eligibility remaining.

Lawson and his brother, All-Big 12 forward Dedric Lawson, sat out last season after transferring from Memphis. K.J. Lawson appeared in 35 games, averaging 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds.

He appeared in 42 games and averaged 11.5 points and seven rebounds while at Memphis.

His decision on Friday could be a sign that Dedric Lawson is planning to declare for the NBA draft a year early. Dedric Lawson averaged 19.3 points and 10.3 rebounds last season.

Earlier this week, point guard Charlie Moore announced he would be transferring from Kansas.

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