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Dual-sport star Sam Craft commits to Memphis

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

When a team can get a quality basketball prospect without using a scholarship, it's tough to pass up that opportunity.

That's what Josh Pastner did on Tuesday night, when local prospect Sam Craft committed to Memphis' football program to play quarterback,'s Gary Parrish first reported. Craft, a 5-foot-11 point guard, also announced he would walk on to the basketball team.

“I talked to coach Pastner and he's 100 percent OK with me playing both sports,” Craft told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “As soon as I'm done with football, I'll play basketball.”

From a basketball standpoint, Auburn, Cincinnati and Tennessee had offered Craft. He's a quick guard who defends well, is used to playing with talent – he's started with the YOMCA and Bluff City Legends AAU programs the past two seasons.

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