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Memphis To Hold Pro Day For NBA Teams On October 7th

Aug 25, 2019 12:42 PM

The Memphis Tigers will hold a pro day for NBA teams on October 7th, Penny Hardaway told Jonathon Givony of ESPN.

"The Memphis Tigers are excited to invite NBA teams to our 2019 pro day. They will find a wide range of players with different specialties. We would like for front offices to get a firsthand look at our student-athletes before the season to become familiar with our roster and track their improvements throughout the 2019-20 season," said Hardaway.

The pro day will have a similar format as NBA draft workouts. Memphis will also open their practice the following day.

The Tigers currently have the #1 recruiting class according to ESPN.

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Memphis Named #1 Class In Country Following Precious Achiuwa Commitment

May 17, 2019 11:49 PM

Five-star recruit Precious Achiuwa announced his commitment to Memphis, earning Penny Hardaway the #1 recruiting class in the country.

The McDonald's All-American is the #17th ranked recruit in ESPN's Top 100.

Achiewa joins a 2019 class that features 3 five-star and 3 four-star recruits.

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Rejean 'Boogie' Ellis Commits To Memphis

May 14, 2019 1:32 AM

Rejean "Boogie" Ellis announced his commitment to Memphis. 

Ellis, a top-40 recruit, originally had committed to Duke but was released from his letter of intent on May 2nd.

Penny Hardaway and his staff received commitments in Ellis, top-100 guard Lester Quinones, and #2 graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker in the past week to add to their top-ranked recruiting class. 

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Graduate Transfer Rayjon Tucker Commits To Memphis

May 12, 2019 12:40 PM

Little Rock graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker announced his commitment to Memphis.

Tucker is the #2 ranked graduate transfer according to ESPN. He averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.

"Just the relationship I built with Penny [Hardaway] and [assistant coach Tony] Madlock. And the learning I can get from the staff to get me to the next level," said Tucker in explaining why he chose Memphis. 

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James Wiseman Commits To Memphis Over Kentucky

Nov 20, 2018 5:05 PM

James Wiseman has committed to Memphis over Kentucky.

Wiseman is a seven-footer from Memphis.

Wiseman announced his decision on SportsCenter, bringing out a unicorn wearing the Memphis logo. He has been referred to as a "unicorn," like other players with his unique size and ability.

Early in his recruitment, Wiseman was considered a strong Kentucky lean.

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