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  • Memphis' Penny Hardaway calls recruiting impact of G League 'huge'

    ESPN "Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway, no stranger to the nuances and hurdles of the recruiting trail, says it will only get tougher with the entry of the G League. Hardaway, speaking to ESPN's The Jump in an interview aired Thursday, said it came as an unpleasant surprise when..." May 22

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • Penny Hardaway: New G League pathway 'like tampering' with players

    The Score "Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway isn't pleased with the new professional pathway system the G League has launched, which allows top high school recruits to bypass college basketball. "I didn't think the G League was built - and I could be wrong - to go and recruit kids..." May 02

  • Which college basketball teams need a The Last Dance documentary?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "The Last Dance has taken the sports world by storm. In a time where we don’t actually have any access to live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the entire world, airing 10 hours of archival, all-access, never-before-seen footage from the Chicago..." April 28

  • Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley commits to Memphis

    247 Sports "Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley announced a commitment to Memphis on Monday. Nolley, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Atlanta, Ga., picked the Hokies over Georgia, Ole Miss and a host of other programs.  " April 20

  • Memphis guard Tyler Harris announces he plans to transfer after two seasons with Tigers

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Memphis guard Tyler Harris announced Sunday night on Twitter that he has entered the transfer portal. Harris tweeted "Thank You Memphis" with a heart emoji along with #1out. A note included the following: “Dear Tiger Nation and the City of Memphis, I pray..." April 20

  • Ranking the best one-and-done players ever

    The Score "When the NBA changed its draft rules in 2005, it ushered in the era of one-and-done players. The result has been numerous blink-of-an-eye college basketball sensations, with some continuing to star in the pros. The period between 2006-08 was really something else, with three of the..." April 11

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Memphis infractions case involving James Wiseman to be first judged by NCAA's new process

    CBS Sports "Memphis' complicated, potentially rule-breaking recruitment of star James Wisemanhas become the first case that will be judged by the NCAA's new independent investigation arm, the Independent Accountability Resolution Process. The process, established last summer in the wake of the..." March 04

  • James Wiseman calls NCAA punishments unfair: 'It was dehumanizing for me'

    CBS Sports "James Wiseman entered the University of Memphis as the early favorite to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. While that distinction is still very much in play, his road to getting there was severely complicated by the NCAA. After only a single game, he was suspended for 12 more..." February 23

  • James Wiseman tells ESPN he was 'crying every night' during Memphis eligibility saga

    USA Today "James Wiseman has maintained a low profile since leaving Memphis in December. But the former Tiger’s first post-departure interview, conducted by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, aired on Friday’s edition of “NBA Countdown.” In it, Wiseman said he was..." February 21

  • Shareef O’Neal considering transfer to LSU, Memphis

    Larry Brown Sports "Shareef O’Neal announced earlier this week that he has left UCLA, and he has since confirmed that he plans to continue playing basketball at another school. While he did not specifically say in his statement that he is transferring to a new school, O’Neal told..." January 26

  • Report: James Wiseman signs with agent, officially ending collegiate career

    The Score "Potential No. 1 overall pick James Wiseman has signed with Excel Sports for his NBA representation, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The move officially ends the freshman's collegiate career. Last week, Wiseman announced his..." December 27

  • James Wiseman's stock won't change by leaving Memphis, but that's not necessarily a good thing

    CBS Sports "After announcing Thursday afternoon that he will leave the University of Memphis to prepare for the 2020 NBA Draft, James Wiseman, the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2019, can rest assured that his draft stock isn't likely to change much in the coming months..." December 20

  • Breaking: 5-Star Freshman James Wiseman Has Left Memphis

    The Spun "James Wiseman, the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, has reportedly left the Memphis basketball program. The five-star freshman was serving a suspension, but could have returned to the floor for the Tigers this season. The NCAA suspended Wiseman for 12 games after..." December 19

  • James Wiseman could miss chance to solidify himself as No. 1 pick due to NCAA ban

    Clutch Points "Memphis Tigers freshman center James Wiseman has put himself in the NBA Draft radar as one of the potential high-lottery picks, landing in most mock drafts as a top-three option for 2020. However, the recent 12-game ban issued by the NCAA, who claimed the 18-year-old received improper benefits..." December 05