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  • Emoni Bates' Measurements Are Shockingly Pedestrian

    The Big Lead "Top recruit Emoni Bates made big headlines when he reclassified to the 2021 recruiting class and committed to Memphis in August. On Wednesday, Memphis released Bates' measurements from its pro day. Let's just say the kid who has been favorably compared to LeBron..." October 06

  • 6 reasons why Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers will be must-see TV

    SB Nation "Penny Hardaway didn’t come to Memphis to win American Athletic Conference championships or build a sustainable NCAA tournament entrant. His ambitions were much bigger than that. When Hardaway returned to his alma mater as head coach, he wanted to make Memphis one of the premier programs..." September 03

  • With Emoni Bates on board, Memphis finally has all the smoke

    The Athletic "It became more of a thing than it should have been, probably. It was just a new way of expressing an old idea, a phrase to be used synonymously with “we’re confident” or “we won’t back down” or “I really love my team.” But of course it became a..." August 26

  • Emoni Bates Commits to Memphis After Decommitting from Michigan State

    Bleacher Report "Emoni Bates will be playing college basketball after all. The highly regarded prospect committed to the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. August 25

  • Emoni Bates has a University of Memphis email address. What does that mean?

    Commercial Appeal "When it comes to recruiting, no detail is too infinitesimal to mean something to someone somewhere.  So, when an email address for 5-star guard Emoni Bates showed up in the University of Memphis' system, it left some wondering whether it was an..." August 24

  • Emoni Bates decision primer: Best fits, predictions

    CBS Sports "The long and winding recruitment process of five-star prospect Emoni Bates seems likely -- once again, and potentially for good this time! -- to be headed towards an end in the very near future. The former Michigan State commit is down to four options and after recently reclassifying..." August 23

  • Rasheed Wallace to Join Penny Hardaway's Coaching Staff at Memphis

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace is reportedly joining Penny Hardaway's coaching staff at the University of Memphis.  Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Wallace has agreed to a deal to become an assistant coach for the Tigers.  " August 18

  • Jalen Duren reclassifies into Class of 2021, commits to Memphis

    The Score "Five-star recruit Jalen Duren announced Friday he's reclassified into the Class of 2021 and committed to play for the Memphis Tigers. " August 06

  • Oklahoma State lands Memphis transfer Moussa Cisse

    Cowboys Ride For Free "Mike Boynton and the Oklahoma State Cowboys landed a second former five-star recruit through the transfer portal this offseason. Memphis center and American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Moussa Cisse announced his commitment to Oklahoma State on Thursday on ESPN...." July 15

  • Penny Hardaway secures 4-star Noah Batchelor after striking out on Magic coaching job

    Clutch Points "Penny Hardaway’s name popped up recently as he was reported as a candidate to be the next head coach of the Orlando Magic.  Although that’s no longer the case after he took his name out of the list, he still has a reason to be happy about after the Memphis Tigers..." July 04

  • Penny Hardaway adding Larry Brown to Memphis staff

    The Athletic "University of Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway said Tuesday on social media that he will remain at the school after emerging as a serious candidate for the Orlando Magic head-coaching job, and longtime NBA and collegiate basketball coach Larry Brown is joining..." June 30