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K.J. Lawson commits to Memphis

Updated: October 7, 2013, 5:31 PM ET
By Paul Biancardi | ESPN.com

K.J. Lawson, the No. 21 junior in the ESPN 60, committed to the hometown Memphis Tigers on Monday.

Lawson (Memphis/Hamilton) helps coach Josh Pastner continue a trend of successful local recruiting. Pastner has been aggressive in recruiting in-state talent for years, which paid off last year when he landed the nation's No. 3 recruiting class thanks in large part to a trio of Tennessee products -- Austin Nichols, Nick King and Markel Crawford.

And more could be on the way.

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