Maybe we give this kid a look now with Dickerson at G-town and Egbunu maybe going to Va. Tech. EyeOn College Basketball Cincinnati freshman Jermaine Lawrence requests release By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer May 9, 2014 10:42 am ET Latest in hoops: NBA Early Entries | Latest News | Coaching Changes Cincinnati freshman forward Jermaine Lawrence has requested his release and is expected to transfer, sources told CBSSports.com. Lawrence was a five-star recruiting coming out of high school, but he never found his role during his first season at Cincinnati. He played 15.0 minutes a game, but averaged just 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. His numbers also dwindled as the season went on, missing eight games with a toe injury and then scoring nine points total in the final 11 games of the season. The 6-foot-9 New York native had St. John's and UNLV on his list before choosing Cincinnati in February 2013.