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Emoni Bates Commits To Memphis

Aug 25, 2021 9:18 PM

Emoni Bates has committed to the University of Memphis as part of the incoming class of 2021.

Bates originally committed to Michigan State last summer before reopening his recruitment in April.

Bates had been ranked as the No. 1 player in the 2022 class since he first emerged on the recruiting scene early in his high school career, but he had an inconsistent junior season at Ypsi Prep (Michigan).

Bates and Jalen Duren are two of the four ESPN 100 prospects to commit to Memphis in the 2021 class.

Bates doesn't turn 18 until January, so he is too young to enter the 2022 NBA draft.

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Emoni Bates Reclassifies For 2021 Incoming College Class

Aug 4, 2021 9:05 PM

Emoni Bates is reclassifying for the 2021 incoming class and could enroll in college for the upcoming season.

Bates announced on Instagram he's down to four options: Michigan State, where he decommitted from in the spring, Oregon, Memphis and the G League.

Bates doesn't turn 18 until January, so he is too young to enter the 2022 NBA draft.

Bates could end up playing college basketball for two years, or go to college for one year and then play in the G League or elsewhere for a year before entering the 2023 draft.

 

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Penny Hardaway To Stay At Memphis, Adds Larry Brown As Assistant Coach

Jun 30, 2021 12:02 AM

Penny Hardaway has announced he will remain at the University of Memphis as head coach.

Hardaway interviewed for the head coaching job with the Orlando Magic.

Memphis will also hire Larry Brown as an assistant coach.

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Penny Hardaway Emerges As Head Coaching Candidate For NBA Job

Jun 10, 2021 5:22 PM

Penny Hardaway has been identified as a candidate for several head coaching jobs in the NBA.

Hardaway has bene head coach at Memphis since 2018.

Teams are gathering intel on Hardaway's work as a head coach and will get multiple offers to interview. 

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Transfer Earl Timberlake Commits To Memphis

Apr 9, 2021 1:17 AM

University of Miami transfer Earl Timberlake announced his commitment to Memphis.

"I felt like I can learn a lot from [coach] Penny Hardaway -- all he's done in his career. I like the way they defend, they have the No. 1-ranked defense in the country. I can add to that. I like how they see my game. They know I can pass and they'll help me get back to defending the way I know I can defend and try to win a national championship," Timberlake told ESPN.

Timberlake was a projected first-round pick when he entered the season, but he only played seven games due to injuries.

Timberlake averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds on the season.

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