AYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas may have a roster in place, adding Memphis transfer forward Chandler Lawson, who provides some length (6-foot-7), experience and defensive assistance. With June rapidly coming to a close it will be just in time to join the summer workouts.
Lawson had his most productive season last year, appearing in 35 games — including 24 starts — for the Tigers, averaging five points and 4.5 rebounds per game on an efficient 56.7 percent shooting from the field and a 61.5 percent pace from the charity stripe. Lawson connected on seven of his 14 three-point attempts.
— Chandler Lawson? (@chandlerlawson0) June 23, 2023
The Tigers caught fire late in the season, then won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and got a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but fell in the first round to Florida Atlantic.
Lawson played in 59 games over 2 seasons at Oregon and made 20 starts. He shot 51.5% from the field and averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He was an ESPN 4-star prospect in the 2019 class. Lawson was the No. 18 power forward and No. 85 overall prospect in the nation out of Memphis Wooddale High School.
A graduate transfer, Lawson is eligible to play in the 2023-24 season. He is the sixth transfer to join the program since the end of the 2022-23 season. But with other players on campus currently, there may some more moving of players around the board before the season starts, so stay tuned.