KU's Dedric Lawson declares for NBA draft

Dedric Lawson at Villanova vs. Kansas

KU Junior Forward Dedric Lawson says he's declaring for the NBA Draft.

He announced his intentions in a Tweet Monday morning.

In that tweet, he said:
"First, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the talent and opportunities to play the game I love. I would also like to thank Coach Self, KU Coaching Staff, Academic Advisors, and the best fans in the country from the University of Kansas for allowing me me to recreate myself and display my talents. After prayer and discussions with my family, I will pursue my life's dream by declaring for the NBA draft. I will begin my preparation for the NBA immediately. RockChalk JayHawk for Life!!"

Lawson did not say whether he would hire an agent.