Having your name selected as a member of the prestigious McDonalds All-American team is quite an honor.
Not since 2012 when Alex Poythress from Clarksville Northeast was chosen for the team have we had a representative from the state of Tennessee.
That all changed this season as Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) has been selected to play for the East Team at the 2014-2015 game held at the United Center in Chicago on April 1st.
Lawson is the first player from the Memphis area to be selected since Adonis Thomas from Melrose got the nod in 2011.
Lawson, who switched from the Class of 2016 to 2015 before the season started, has played very well this season and despite a setback that forced Hamilton to forfeit some games look for the Wildcats to make another push into the Class AAA state tournament.