Kansas suspends Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson for Italy trip | NCAA Basketball Sport News

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Kansas suspends Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson for Italy trip | NCAA Basketball Sport News

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, who transferred to Kansas this offseason after two seasons at Memphis, has been suspended for the Jayhawks’ trip to Italy this week, coach Bill Self announced Sunday.

The suspension, Self said, was the result of a recent incident in practice.

“An altercation occurred, and he didn’t handle it well,” Self said (via the Kansas City Star).

However, Self emphasized that Lawson was suspended “temporarily.”

“Don’t get me wrong. He’s on the team. He’s in school. He’ll be here whenever school starts and all that,” Self said. “But he’s aware that he didn’t handle the situation well, so he’s been suspended for the trip.”

Lawson, a 6-9 forward who averaged 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds last season at Memphis, transferred to KU with his brother, K.J. As transfers they’ll sit out this season but are eligible to practice and play in exhibitions.

The Jayhawks were scheduled to depart for Italy early Monday morning and play their first exhibition Wednesday in Rome.

Kansas suspends Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson for Italy trip | NCAA Basketball Sport News

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