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Former Cal basketball star headed to Kansas

Jayhawks basketball adds three transfers Cal transfer guard Charlie Moore picks KU basketball
Manuel Armenta | 26 Abril, 2017, 11:02

The Lawson brothers are transferring from Memphis, while Moore is transferring from California.

K.J. and Dedric Lawson announced their intentions to transfer to Kansas on April 10.

"I just thought it was the best decision for me", Moore told Scout.com.

"Averaging nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds a year ago, Dedric is one of the best big-man prospects in the country", Self said in the release.

Daniels noted that barring an NCAA waiver, Moore will have to sit out next season as a transfer before he can play for Kansas starting in the 2018-19 season. Following his freshman campaign, Dedric entered the NBA Draft without an agent and returned to Memphis for his sophomore year. "He was a double-double machine previous year". He scored a career-high 28 points against Houston on January 19, 2017, and pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds against East Carolina on January 28, 2017.

K.J. Lawson, a redshirt-freshman forward, averaged 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds this season. "He's a very competitive athlete who we feel will add to our culture here". He averaged 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in his brief stint in 2015-16. His assists per game average was 11th in the Pac-12 Conference for the 2016-17 season.

Moore, a five-foot-11 guard, started every game for Cal previous year, averaging 12 points per game along with 3.5 assists per game.

In his second-ever college game, Moore (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) scored a career-high 38 points against UC Irvine on November 16, 2016. "We think after a year sitting out that he'll be much like (KU sophomore transfer) Malik Newman will be for us this year, ready to make a serious contribution to our program".