- May 18, 2019
I’d be shocked if we get this guy. UT just can’t infiltrate Memphis hoops recruits. That really goes for a lot of programs. The only chances UT has are with the private school kids and suburban area players. They’re more likely to leave their hometown.
Memphis has a special relationship with its high school players...that's been fostered for awhile.
Tuibby Smith alienated the Memphis high school coaches by demoting assistant coach Keelon Lawson.
Keelon's family had a lot of friends among the high school coaching scene...which made Tubby have to resort to recruiting out of the city and the juco ranks for players.
With Penny leading the way...the high school relationship fences have been mended.
You can still field a pretty damned good team with the high school players that Memphis does not offer though...and I am not trying to be condescending, smart alecky or whatnot. It has a pretty good talent pool to draw from.