Memphis Rumors & News

  • Memphis lands commitment from 2018 center Connor Vanover

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis picked up its first commitment in the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night as unique center prospect Connor Vanover announced his decision on Twitter. At 7-foot-2, Vanover brings elite size to the interior for the Tigers and he’s also skilled enough that he was a 43 percent three-point..." September 22

  • K.J. Lawson apologizes for profane comment directed at ex-coach Tubby Smith

    ESPN "K.J. Lawson, who announced his transfer from Memphis to Kansas this week, has apologized for explicit remarks he made against Tigers coach Tubby Smith. In a Snapchat video that circulated on social media Thursday, Lawson looked into a camera and said, "F--- Tubby." Lawson, who transferred to..." April 14

  • Kansas transfer K.J. Lawson caught on video ripping, cursing Tubby Smith

    USA Today "Newly minted Kansas player K.J. Lawson, who transferred from Memphis alongside his brother Dedric, was caught on video distastefully blasting his former coach, Tubby Smith. "Hey man this how we do, (expletive) Tubby," Lawson said in a three-second Snapchat clip that's percolated all over social..." April 13

  • Memphis AD can't write his way out of mess Tigers basketball has become

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There is a simple problem with the administration at Memphis trying to spin its way out of the roster mess that has enveloped the program within the last week: These are the same people who signed off on all of the dubious personnel moves that led the Tigers into this lingering disaster. If you..." April 12

  • Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas

    CBS Sports "Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas, their father, Keelon Lawson, told CBS Sports on Monday. A formal announcment is expected soon. Dedric Lawson is a former McDonald’s All-American who averaged 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season..." April 10

  • Lawson brothers to transfer from Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In a stunning blow to the immediate future of the Memphis men's basketball program, brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson announced Wednesday that they will ask for their release from the university and plan to transfer to another school. The duo made their announcement in a joint news release prior..." April 05