After failing to make the kind of impact at Kansas that he wanted to, junior guard-forward K.J. Lawson has decided to transfer. There are plenty of suitors for the former Memphis star, and his potential destinations are starting to take shape.
According to CBS college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein, Lawson will be visiting Tulane of the AAC this Thursday. Lawson will reportedly not be alone as N.C. State grad transfer Nic Thomas will be visiting as well.
Lawson played in every game for Kansas last season, but never started a single game. He finished the year averaging less than 10 minutes per game, 3.1 points per game, and 2.0 rebounds per game.
Prior to joining the Jayhawks, Lawson was a star for the Memphis Tigers, averaging 12.3 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game in 31 starts during the 2016-17 season.
Sources: Kansas grad transfer K.J. Lawson and Norfolk State grad transfer Nic Thomas will visit Tulane on Thursday.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 1, 2019
Lawson would be a pretty big get for Tulane, who finished in last place in the AAC standings last year.
The Green Wave finished the 2018-19 season with a 4-27 overall record and a winless in-conference record. The school has not made the NCAA Tournament since 1995. After the rough season, the team made a pretty big hire, pulling Ron Hunter away from Georgia State, where he reached three NCAA Tournaments in the last five years.
It might also be fairly enticing for Lawson to get a chance to play against Memphis again, with an AAC rival.