Tiger Basketball

James "Big Ticket" Wiseman -- the nation's No. 1. college recruit and University of Memphis signee -- had plenty to smile about over the weekend via a parade honoring the standout East High School basketball star. The parade kicked off early Saturday afternoon on Walnut Grove near the Benjamin L....
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The recruiting class Memphis Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway has assembled may be a shock to most. However, Hardaway had always envisioned getting a top recruiting class with his late friend Desmond Merriweather and he is not surprised by having this class. Nor is he shying away from the...
There is a vacancy on the Memphis Tigers basketball coaching staff. According to the Head Coach Penny Hardaway, Sam Mitchell, the former NBA Head Coach who came down to the collegiate level at Hardaway's request, is no longer with the program. Thank you, Coach Sam Mitchell for your time and dedication...
Just over a year ago, Penny Hardaway said he wanted to compete for a national championship. He wanted to return Memphis basketball to where it once was. Last season Hardaway realized how hard it is to win in college basketball without the proper talent on the court. Hardaway returned the...
On a dreary Friday on May 10 in Memphis, every Tiger basketball fan was in full anticipation for the announcement of where Lester Quinones would play basketball next season. For the last few weeks, it had been known that the shooting guard from IMG Academy would be making his announcement...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen has stepped down after seven years, and Allie Prescott has been named his replacement on an interim basis. President M. David Rudd announced the moves Tuesday and said a search for a new athletic director will start immediately. Bowen said in a...
The next two weeks will be critical for Penny Hardaway and his coaching staff. No, there are no big games on the horizon. The potential outcomes of some games next season may be decided by the remaining unsigned high school seniors. The unofficial deadline for the late signing period ends...
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"901 represent!" That's what the teammates of James Wiseman were saying after he won the most valuable player award in the 132-125 victory for his team in the Jordan Brand game that was played in Las Vegas, NV. Wiseman had a team-high 21 points and six rebounds in the win. Wiseman...
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All season, many Tigers fans have been saying, "Wait til' next year!" After years of irrelevance, the Memphis basketball program has returned to the forefront of the diehard Tigers fan and the casual fan who may only tune in during March. The 2018-19 team had one goal this season: “Tournament...
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The final grades are in on the Tigers season -- at least from Penny Hardaway's point of view. In his end-of-season press conference, Hardaway acknowledged the challenges of trying to blend existing players with his own recruits, while trying to install a new coaching system and style of play. "I give...