Lawson earns preseason basketball honors - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lawson earns preseason basketball honors

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

University of Memphis basketball star Dedric Lawson earned a pair of accolades from College Sports Madness.

The reigning American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year was named the preseason AAC Player of the Year, along with preseason fourth team All-American.

Lawson averaged a team-best 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season, while blocking 55 shots and adding 39 steals.

The Tigers open their season November 7 with an exhibition game against Christian Brothers University at FedExForum.

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