Kansas forward Dedric Lawson has been suspended following an incident during a team practice and will not attend the team’s upcoming trip to Italy, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Matt Galloway.
Self says Dedric Lawson is still part of team but he had a confrontation in a recent practice he didn't handle well, so he's been suspended.
— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) July 30, 2017
Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced Sunday night that Lawson, who transferred from the University of Memphis to Kansas during the offseason, was suspended after entering a “confrontation during a recent team practice he didn’t handle well,” according to Galloway.
According to the report, Self said that Lawson “is still part of the team” but will not be participating in the Jayhawks’ scheduled trip to Italy this week. The Jayhawks will play exhibition games in Milan and Rome during the trip.
Lawson is coming off a 2016-17 season in which he averaged 19.2 points per game with Memphis, according to ESPN. He was already scheduled to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer policies.