Dedric Lawson

Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
College: Kansas
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 10/1/1997

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 59
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent low post scorer
Decent shooter
Decent playmaker
Good rebounder
Decent defensive player that can get steals
Good shot blocker
Above average athlete
Good motor
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Has long arms

 
Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can play too wildly on offense
Struggles to guard more athletic players
May be a tweener
Not an elite athlete

 
Summary:

Dedric Lawson is a productive combination forward that may have a good set of all-around skills.  He can score from all over the floor, and he tends to make good decisions with the ball in his hands.

Also, he is a terrific rebounder, especially for a player his size, and he is an adequate defensive player that can get blocks and steals for his team.​

However, Lawson lacks elite athletic tools, as he may struggle to finish plays in traffic, or to defend quicker players.  Also, he may need to improve his jump shot.​

Right now, Dedric Lawson may be a second round prospect that could contribute in many different ways to a team in the NBA.  With his skill set, he could end up being a solid role player in this league, as he may end up being an Andre Roberson type in the association.

 

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