Memphis Rumors & News

  • Baylor graduate transfer Chad Rykhoek commits to University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Baylor forward Chad Rykhoek, a 6-foot-11, 230-pound graduate transfer, has committed to the University of Memphis, he announced on Twitter late Friday night." August 07

  • Sophomore center Nick Marshall’s status with Tigers unclear

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The short bio on University of Memphis sophomore center Nick Marshall's Twitter account still reads "Memphis Tigers #30". But Marshall's absence from summer workouts this month at the Finch Center would seem to indicate there's some uncertainty with the fall semester set to begin in just three..." July 31

  • Christian Kessee transfers to Memphis

    Baltimore Sun "Memphis has signed former Coppin State guard Christian Kessee as a graduate transfer. Kessee, who led the Eagles with 14.6 points per game and scored in double figures 25 times this past season, will be able to play for the Tigers in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2 guard made 88 3-pointers, shot 39.5..." May 21

  • Memphis star Dedric Lawson returning to school next season

    The Score "New Memphis coach Tubby Smith got some great news Thursday, as star freshman Dedric Lawson is set to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his sophomore season. Lawson's father, Keelon, who holds a support role with the Tigers basketball program, confirmed the news to CBS Sports..." May 19

  • Christian Kessee commits to Memphis as grad transfer

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Tubby Smith picked up his first commitment as the University of Memphis' new head coach Thursday, getting a verbal pledge from Coppin State graduate transfer Christian Kessee, a 6-foot-2 guard from Las Vegas who will be eligible immediately next season. Kessee, who made an official visit to..." May 13

  • Memphis' Tubby Smith reassigns assistant Keelon Lawson

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "After a few days of uncertainty, it now appears the University of Memphis men’s basketball program will have its top two returning players — and their father — in the fold for next season under new coach Tubby Smith. Smith told The Commercial Appeal on Monday that former Tigers assistant coach..." April 26

  • Memphis pushed Josh Pastner to seek other jobs

    CBS Sports "I sat with Keelon Lawson two years ago, inside a coffee shop two miles from the Memphis campus, and we talked for a while about his sons, his dreams, and how his sons could maybe help him reach his dreams. It was mid-afternoon. And what was clear to me by the end of that conversation was that this..." April 22

  • There may be more to Dedric Lawson's draft flip flop than just indecision

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Just eight days ago, Dedric Lawson announced he was returning to Memphis for his sophomore season. Then on Wednesday afternoon, ESPN.com reported the freshman forward is planning to test the waters again. It's possible Lawson is merely experiencing some indecision. It seems more likely this..." April 21

  • Butler lands Memphis transfer Avery Woodson

    Indianapolis Star "Butler has landed a coveted — and needed — graduate transfer. Memphis' Avery Woodson has committed to Butler, IndyStar has confirmed. He'll be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer and provides the Bulldogs needed experience and production in the backcourt. Woodson averaged 9.6..." April 19

  • Memphis hires Tubby Smith away from Texas Tech

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you thought that Tubby Smith going to Texas Tech as basketball coach was a retirement job, you guessed wrong. CBSsports.com is reporting this morning that Smith has agreed to terms to replace Josh Pastner as coach at the University of Memphis. Gary Parrish wrote: "Smith, 64, was offered..." April 14

  • Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

    SI "Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports. CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five..." April 08