Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 59
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent low post scorer
Decent defensive player that can get steals
Good shot blocker
Above average athlete
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Has long arms
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
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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