Memphis Rumors & News

  • Southwest Tennessee small forward Jimario Rivers commits to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Southwest Tennessee Community College small forward Jimario Rivers has committed to the University of Memphis, a source told The Commercial Appeal today. Rivers, 6-foot-8 and 195, made an official visit to Memphis last weekend and was also considering Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Missouri and..." October 08

  • Memphis PG Kedren Johnson might need season-ending surgery

    CBS Sports "Memphis senior Kedren Johnson is dealing with a shoulder injury that could require season-ending surgery, coach Josh Pastner told CBS Sports early Thursday. Johnson is not currently practicing, Pastner said. His options, according to Pastner, are to keep trying to rehab the injury and just..." October 08

  • Two Memphis players escape 'horrific' apartment fire

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A pair of Memphis basketball players are unharmed after escaping a fire at their apartment complex on Wednesday. Senior forward Trahson Burrell and sophomore guard Markel Crawford saw their on-campus apartment destroyed during the overnight fire, Memphis coach John Pastner said Wednesday..." September 30

  • Why did Memphis cancel Calipari tribute? Heartbreak and cowardice

    Fox Sports "There is holding a grudge, which is something every human being who has ever walked this earth has done. And then there is the vicious and long-held hate the University of Memphis basketball community holds toward the greatest coach who has ever graced (and who will ever grace) the birthplace..." September 12

  • Memphis President Says School Will Not Honor John Calipari, Apologizes For “Embarrassment”

    College Spun "Earlier this week, the University of Memphis announced it would be honoring former men’s basketball coach John Calipari in late December. Calipari, who coached the Tigers from 2000-09, is getting inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this week. The Tigers honoring Calipari is something..." September 11

  • Ar'Mond Davis says he's reopening his recruitment five days after committing to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Five days after committing to the University of Memphis, four-star College of Southern Idaho shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis announced on Twitter today that he is reopening his recruitment. “I have decided to open my recruitment and go on my other visits that I’ve already planned to,” Davis..." September 10

  • Memphis announces it plans to honor former coach John Calipari

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's John Calipari tweeted Wednesday night that he appreciates Memphis "deciding to honor" what he was "able to accomplish" -- just a few hours after Memphis president Dr. David Rudd announced the school will celebrate its former coach in December. "UMass gave me my first opportunity and..." September 10

  • Top junior college shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "In late August it was reported that College of Southern Idaho shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis had scheduled official visits to Memphis, Texas A&M and Alabama, with the Tigers hosting the Tacoma, Washington native this weekend. And on that trip Davis has verbally committed to Josh Pastner’s program,..." September 08

  • Former Memphis forward Austin Nichols transferring to Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks after Memphis loosened the transfer restrictions placed on former forward Austin Nichols, the first team all-AAC selection has found a new home. According to a report from 92.9 FM in Memphis, Nichols has decided to transfer to Virginia. After sitting out the 2015-16 season..." July 27

  • Craig Randall Jr. becomes Memphis' eighth 2015 commitment

    Fox Sports "With Austin Nichols' announcement that he's transferring, the Memphis Tigers suddenly had an opening in their 2015 class. Sunday afternoon, it was announced that 6-foot-4 guard Craig Randall Jr. has committed to Memphis and will join the program this upcoming season." July 20

  • Amid controversy, Memphis removes all conditions from Austin Nichols’ transfer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The University of Memphis has reportedly removed all conditions from Austin Nichols’ transfer, making the star forward free to transfer to the University of Virginia. Nichols received a conditional release from his scholarship at Memphis, but the school would not allow him to leave for any..." July 14

  • Memphis transfer Austin Nichols eyes Virginia, but Duke a favorite

    CBS Sports "Memphis transfer Austin Nichols would like to play for Virginia, but Memphis isn't likely to alter its initial release, sources told The Tigers blocked four schools -- Virginia, Iowa, Providence and Tennessee -- on Nichols' release last week in addition to any program in the..." July 14

  • Report: Austin Nichols hires lawyer Don Jackson to fight transfer restrictions

    College Basketball Talk "Austin Nichols and his family have hired high-powered attorney Don Jackson to help them fight the restrictions that Memphis placed on the player’s ability to transfer, according to a report from ESPN. Late last month, Nichols, the best player in the Tiger program, requested a release from the..." July 14

  • Former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones trims list to four

    College Basketball Talk "In late June forward Brodricks Jones, who was expected to be a key piece down the line for San Diego State, surprised some people when he requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent. Jones, a four-star 6-foot-9 power forward, hasn’t lacked for attention since reopening his..." July 13

  • Memphis grants conditional release to junior forward Austin Nichols

    CBS Sports "Austin Nichols has been granted a conditional release from the University of Memphis, the school announced Thursday. "I spoke with Austin Nichols this morning and informed him the University of Memphis will grant to him a conditional release from his National Letter of Intent," said Memphis..." July 09

  • Memphis shouldn't hold transfer against Austin Nichols, father says

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Memphis forward Austin Nichols has decided he's ready to move on from the Tigers program. Unfortunately, though, the program isn't ready to let him just yet. Nichols, the Tigers' leading scorer last season, reportedly informed the coaching staff at Memphis last week about his intention to..." July 08

  • Austin Nichols leaving Memphis, Tigers denying transfer request

    CBS Sports "Junior forward Austin Nichols is leaving the Memphis basketball program, his father, Mark Nichols, told on Tuesday afternoon. "He will not return," Mark Nichols said. Austin Nichols averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season before suffering a season-ending..." July 07

  • Report: Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson immediately eligible at Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some encouraging news on Monday as forward Kuran Iverson will be eligible to play right away. The NCAA got rid of hardship waivers, but Iverson transferred into Rhode Island before the rule was changed, so he was allowed to apply to play right away. The news of Iverson’s..." June 02

  • Memphis commit reclassifying to 2015, will enroll next month

    College Basketball Talk "With Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols returning and brothers K.J. and Dedric Lawson due to enroll this summer, Memphis had some solid front court options lined up for the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday it was reported by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal that head coach Josh Pastner has added another..." May 28

  • Damon Stoudamire will leave Arizona to rejoin Memphis Tigers' staff

    CBS Sports "Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire has reached an agreement in principle to leave his alma mater and return to Memphis as an assistant on Josh Pastner's staff, a source told on Monday. reported earlier that Stoudamire has already informed recruits. Despite..." May 19

  • La Salle lands transfer from Memphis "POOKIE POWELL, a 6-1 guard from Orlando, Fla., and a borderline top-100 recruit out of high school, will transfer to La Salle after playing one season at Memphis. Powell averaged 4.3 points while shooting 37.7 percent overall and 28.8 percent from three-point range last season. He had 72..." May 12

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Nick King is headed to Alabama, he told King, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He chose the Crimson Tide over SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas, while UNLV, Miami and others were also in the..." April 27

  • Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant picks school

    Alabama "Alabama is in pursuit of a Memphis transfer, preparing to host ex-Tigers small forward Nick King on an official visit this weekend. Memphis, meanwhile, has added to its roster with a transfer from Alabama. Point guard Ricky Tarrant told ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis Monday that he will transfer to..." April 20

  • Nick King, Pookie Powell both transferring out of Memphis

    CBS Sports "Nick King and Pookie Powell are both transferring out of the Memphis program, coach Josh Pastner told early Wednesday morning. The school subsequently announced the news. "Nick and Pookie are fine young men and in good academic standing at the university," Pastner said. "We..." March 25

  • Memphis' Austin Nichols expected to miss conference tournament

    CBS Sports "Memphis forward Austin Nichols will not play this week or next week for the AAC tournament, but could return for the NCAA tournament, coach Josh Pastner said Tuesday, per the Commercial Appeal. Nichols, who is averaging a team-high 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this season, was..." March 03

  • Memphis F Austin Nichols (ankle) could be out for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Hopes for any sort of postseason run just got tougher for Memphis. Already dealing with inconsistencies on the court, especially following a Saturday's loss to Tulsa, the Tigers might be without forward Austin Nichols for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, accrding to the Commercial Appeal...." March 01

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Memphis F Iverson leaving after suspension

    ESPN "Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson is leaving the program after being suspended for the past three games, the school announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 Iverson was once a highly rated high school player coming out of Connecticut, but sources told ESPN that Memphis coach Josh Pastner kicked..." January 17

  • Tigers' Kuran Iverson still suspended, Pastner says

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson remains suspended, but coach Josh Pastner declined to say Wednesday when or whether Iverson will be permitted to return to the team. “He’s still currently suspended. I’ll continue to talk to my bosses. My focus right now is strictly on..." January 15

  • Suspended Memphis forward retweets posts criticizing head coach

    College Basketball Talk "As much as some of us tend to love the social networking website Twitter, when it comes to young athletes there are ample opportunities to paint themselves into a corner they would be better served to avoid. That turned out to be the case for Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson, one day after..." January 08

  • Tigers' Kuran Iverson has suspended for SMU, Houston games

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson won’t make the trip to Texas for the Tigers’ road games Thursday at SMU and Sunday at Houston due to an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Josh Pastner said Tuesday. “Kuran Iverson has been suspended for this week,” Pastner said..." January 06

  • Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin to miss a week with injured groin

    CBS Sports "Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin injured his groin at practice on Friday, but he should be ready to go for the start of the season. Sources indicated to that Goodwin will only miss about a week of action with a strained groin. There was worry that the injury could have stretched into..." November 02

  • Two Memphis players to miss practice time for health reasons

    College Basketball Talk "It isn’t uncommon for players to pick up some bumps and bruises during preseason practices, with the hope being that any medical issues that may arise don’t turn out to be serious. Count Memphis among the teams who are currently dealing with this, as it was reported Wednesday that two players are..." October 23

  • Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols sidelined with shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols is expected to be sidelined about a week after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, a source told on Tuesday. Nichols suffered the injury in a two-on-two drill while working on post positioning, a source told The 6-foot-9 forward..." October 21

  • Memphis lands four-star PG prospect Randall Broddie

    Washington Post "Before committing to Memphis on Monday, Potomac (Md.) guard Randall Broddie was the most high-profile, highly coveted recruit left in D.C.-area public school basketball — perhaps in public and private school, alike. He was also considering Cincinnati, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova, DePaul and..." October 21

  • Memphis transfer immediately eligible at Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Damien Wilson was in class at Kennesaw State today when his coach texted him to let him know that the NCAA had ruled on his waiver. Wilson was eligible to play immediately this season. His response? “Turn up.” Wilson is a 6-foot-6 wing that was a four-star recruit coming out of high..." October 09

  • Transfer Kedren Johnson eligible to play for Tigers this season

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Vanderbilt transfer Kedren Johnson has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for the University of Memphis basketball team this season, coach Josh Pastner said Monday by text. Johnson, a 6-4, 229-pound point guard who sat out last season, is a critically important addition for Memphis,..." October 07

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBS Sports "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Dedric Lawson to reclassify, enroll at Memphis in 2015

    CBS Sports "Class of 2016 star Dedric Lawson plans to reclassify, gradute high school next year and enroll at Memphis in time for the 2014-15 season, his father told on Thursday. "Dedric is excited about it," Keelon Lawson said. Keelon Lawson is a former high school coach hired by Memphis..." September 11

  • Transfer Godfrey cleared by NCAA to play this season for University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Southern University senior transfer Calvin Godfrey has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season for the University of Memphis, coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Memphis had submitted a waiver request to the NCAA on behalf of Godfrey, who was expected to be granted immediate eligibility..." September 11

  • Nick Marshall commits to play basketball at University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Lexington (Tennessee) High 2015 center prospect Nick Marshall has committed to the University of Memphis, picking the Tigers over Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Marshall announced his commitment on a local radio station Tuesday. He plans to hold a press..." August 26

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson says he's transferring to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to the University of Memphis. “This isn’t a throwback picture to my Marshall County High School days. This is my future. I’m going to ...,” Johnson tweeted with an Instagram picture of a..." August 20

  • Report: Former Memphis guard transfers to Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Just under two weeks ago, 6-foot-5 guard Damien Wilson made the decision to transfer from Memphis after playing sparingly in his first two seasons as a Tiger. The Atlanta native has reportedly found a new school, with Jon Rothstein of reporting Wednesday that Wilson has decided to..." August 14

  • Dominic Woodson transferring out of the Memphis Tigers program

    CBS Sports "Memphis sophomore Dominic Woodson is transferring out of the Tigers program, a source told on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. This development is surprising on one hand considering Memphis coach Josh Pastner, just Wednesday, publicly complimented Woodson --..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Southern's Godfrey to transfer to Memphis, eligible immediately

    CBS Sports "Southern transfer Calvin Godfrey has committed to Memphis, sources told The 6-9 power forward will be eligible immediately next season due to APR issues at Southern and should provide front court depth behind both Austin Nichols and Shaq Goodwin." August 08

  • Five-star 2016 forward Dedric Lawson commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis picked up a major commitment on Sunday when five-star Class of 2016 forward Dedric Lawson pledged to head coach Josh Pastner. Lawson confirmed the commitment to following a semifinal victory from his Team Penny grassroots team at Peach Jam. Lawson’s father Keelon, was..." July 21

  • Sources: Memphis to hire top recruits' father

    ESPN "Memphis coach Josh Pastner is expected to hire high school coach Keelon Lawson -- who is also the father of three elite recruits -- as an assistant within the next few weeks, sources told The move is expected to be finalized before the end of July. Keelon Lawson is the head coach..." July 17

  • Memphis hiring Dedric Lawson's father would 'seal the deal' for commitment

    CBS Sports "Given that he's a Memphis native and his older brother committed to Memphis, many coaches and basketball people assumed Dedric Lawson was going to commit to the Tigers at some point. As a result, most schools backed off the five-star 2016 small forward. According to Lawson, that was a..." July 11