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Rasheed Wallace Won't Join Lakers As Assistant Coach

Jul 25, 2022 12:18 PM

Rasheed Wallace will no longer join the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach under Darvin Ham.

Wallace was widely expected to join the Lakers this season.

Wallace served as an assistant under Penny Hardaway at the University of Memphis last season.

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Emoni Bates Transfers From Memphis To Eastern Michigan

Jun 29, 2022 9:49 PM

Emoni Bates has transferred from Memphis to Eastern Michigan.

The star from Ypsilanti, Michigan, released a list of six schools in early May, a group that included Michigan, Arkansas, Seton Hall, DePaul and Louisville as well as Eastern Michigan. 

Bates was the No. 1 recruit in the 2022 class until he reclassified last summer and ended up at No. 3 in 2021.

Bates originally committed to Michigan State in the summer of 2020 and then reopened his recruitment in April 2021, but it was widely expected Bates would skip college and play professionally. But after reclassifying from 2022 to 2021, he committed to Memphis.

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Jalen Duren Enters 2022 NBA Draft

Apr 18, 2022 4:16 PM

Jalen Duren will enter the 2022 NBA Draft.

Durant spent his freshman season at Memphis and is the No. 7 prospect in the draft, according to ESPN.

Duren was named AAC Freshman of the Year and First-team All-AAC after averaging 12.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 25 minutes per game.

"Going to Memphis was a fun experience," Duren said. "It was a great challenge. Making the NCAA tournament and playing in front of the whole world on national television. Huge game atmospheres. I learned a lot and it really helped my growth and development. During the season we dealt with a lot of injuries, we couldn't quite get the chemistry right on the court. Once we got everyone back, it helped the team and my game. I started to understand the game better. Help defenses. How opponents were guarding me. I noticed that more as the season went on and that allowed me to do a lot more."

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Josh Minott Declares For Draft, Will Leave Memphis If He Stays In School

Mar 24, 2022 10:31 AM

Josh Minott is entering the 2022 NBA draft and will initially maintain his college eligibility, but will not return to Memphis either way.

"I don't plan to need my eligibility," Minott said. "My work ethic and talent should be able to propel me to a standing in the draft I'm comfortable with."

Minott, the No. 54 prospect in the ESPN 100, was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman team after averaging 6.6 points on 52.2% shooting and 3.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game for Memphis.

Minott is intriguing to NBA teams not only because of his youth and upside but also his ability to play multiple positions and budding passing ability. 

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