Lawson Decision No Surprise

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Lawson Decision No Surprise
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Purdue’s Jacob Lawson looks like a college basketball player, one of those guys Dick Vitale might select for his All-Airport team. But while several of the 6-foot-8 forward’s slam dunks were highlight reel material, the overall two-year resume didn’t include much else. On Friday night, after meeting with coach Matt Painter, Lawson asked for – and was granted – a release from his scholarship. Having not redshirted, Lawson can redshirt next season and then have two years of college athletic eligibility remaining.

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