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  • Penny Hardaway built college basketball’s next freshmen superteam at Memphis

    SB Nation "Memphis paid nearly $10 million to fire Tubby Smith with three years remaining on his contract in the spring of 2018. The situation was just that dire. Smith had replaced Josh Pastner two years earlier to provide stability to a program that was starting to lose its shine. Instead, Tigers..." May 22

  • Sam Mitchell leaving Tiger staff to pursue other opportunities

    The Daily Memphian "Memphis assistant basketball coach Sam Mitchell won’t return to the staff next season, Tiger coach Penny Hardaway announced Tuesday afternoon. Hardaway announced during a press conference on recruiting that Mitchell is no longer with the staff, leaving to pursue other..." May 22

  • Penny Hardaway has Memphis basketball atop recruiting rankings

    USA Today "Penny Hardaway is lighting the recruiting world on fire.  With the addition of five-star forward Precious Achiuwa, who announced his commitment to the Memphis basketball program Friday, Hardaway and the Tigers now boast the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to 247..." May 17

  • Precious Achiuwa, a five-star forward, commits to Memphis basketball

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Penny Hardaway is lighting the recruiting world on fire.  Memphis basketball already had a one-and-done-level signee in James Wiseman, and the Tigers coach just added another.  Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed to..." May 17

  • Penny Hardaway, staff pull in two big time commits

    247 Sports "When four-star guard Lester Quinones committed to Memphis on Friday, the Tigers fans were in a complete frenzy. The commitment from the IMG Academy standout was expected for weeks, but Penny Hardaway and his staff shocked the college basketball world once again when they reeled in arguably the..." May 12

  • Four-Star Prospect Lester Quinones Is The Latest Star Joining Penny Hardaway In Memphis

    SI "Four-star guard Lester Quinones has committed to playing basketball at Memphis, the 2019 prospect announced on Friday. Quinones, a 6'5" combo guard, ranks No. 56 overall in 247Sports' composite rankings. His addition also moves the Tigers' to No. 5 overall in..." May 10

  • Memphis Head Coach Penny Hardaway Says There's 'A Little Jealousy' From Opposing Coaches

    SI "Memphis head coach and former NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway took a jab at his detractors on Monday, noting a touch of "jealousy" from opposing coaches throughout the NCAA.  “I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of..." January 29