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6-foot-8 200-pound senior forward Chandler Lawson, a 3-time state champion who spent his first three years at Memphis East before transferring to Memphis Wooddale High School, has committed to the Oregon Ducks.
ESPN ranks Chandler the #58 overall player in the class of 2019, and he is a rated consensus four-star recruit by all major recruiting services.
Before deciding to settle on Oregon, Chandler Lawson took official visits to Georgia Tech, Kansas, and Ole Miss.
In a high school game on November 14,2018 Chandler Lawson finished with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks on 8-13 shooting, while his younger brother and current teammate 6-foot-7 sophomore guard/foward Jonathan Lawson flirted with a triple-double notching 8 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, and 5 steals.
Meanwhile Chandler, who possess a 7-foot-6 wingspan, is a complete player capable of locking down a team’s best play on one end, and leading a team in scoring on the other end.
Chandler Lawson enjoying his official visit in Eugene, Oregon home of the Oregon Ducks.
Chandler originally transferred to Oak Hill to begin his senior season, but the loss of a close family member affected his decision to return home to be near his family. In addition, his father and former Memphis Assistant Coach Keelon Lawson returned to the high school coaching ranks where he now heads the aforementioned Wooddale basketball program.
Dedra Lawson (left), Chandler Lawson (middle), Coach Keelon Lawson (right).
In addition to his parents Keelon and Dedra who both played college basketball, Chandler also credits his former high school coach and current Memphis Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway with his development, considering he also played for his Team Penny AAU program.
Chandler Lawson is the younger brother of Kansas forwards Dedric and KJ Lawson.