MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Dedric and KJ Lawson announced they will be transferring from the University of Memphis, according to their mother, Debra.
The two issued a joint release, which said they love the city where they grew up, but they said transferring is best for their future and family.
"While we have enjoyed our tenure here, the time has come for us to explore some new opportunities," the release stated.
The two said they plan to comply with NCAA's transfer rules, which will require them to sit out the 2017-18 season before they are able to play for a new school.
Tigers head coach Tubby Smith released the following statement about the Lawsons' decision:
The Lawsons' father, Keelon Lawson, was hired by new head coach Tubby Smith as Director of Player Development.
Dedric led Memphis in scoring this year with 19.2 points per game and just missed averaging a double-double with 9.9 rebounds. KJ was the Tigers' third-leading scorer with 12.3 points and 8 rebounds.