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The Memphis class continues to fall apart

Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:09 pm
Edited on: April 8, 2009 5:14 pm
 

First Xavier Henry asked for a release from his national letter of intent with Memphis.

Then DeMarcus Cousins decommitted from Memphis and committed to Kentucky

Now Nolan Dennis wants a release from Memphis, too.

"We just want people to know that we are not going to attend Memphis because we were going to attend Memphis because of (John) Calipari," Carol Dennis, the mother of Nolan Dennis, told Scout.com's Evan Daniels on Wednesday. “We are going to wait and see what we are going to do from here.

"I think Nolan wants to go to Kentucky; I’m not for sure," she added. "But I know he’s not going to go to Memphis."

Just last week, Memphis had a five-player class some considered the best in the county, but Calipari's departure has killed any chance of it materializing. Junior college standouts Will Coleman and Darnell Dodson are the only Memphis recruits who haven't publicly decommitted.

Meantime, Josh Pastner isn't sleeping.

Literally.

The new Memphis coach has not slept in days.

"I haven't slept since I got the job (on Monday)," Pastner told me this afternoon. "I've been up 48 hours straight."

Yikes.

Pastner said he plans to be in bed by 10 on Wednesday night, get a solid six or seven hours of sleep and be ready to hit the road recruiting Thursday. He'll start in the Memphis area, where Class of 2010 star Joe Jackson (of White Station High) is a clear priority.

Comments

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:50 pm
 

Couldn't happen to a more slimy, disgusting

 program like Memphis.  There time in the sun is over, let the NCAA infractions committee take over now that St. Cal is no longer employed.  How does the NCAA allow this type of cheating?




Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:49 pm
 

The Memphis class continues to fall apart

Last I checked highschool players can choose their school not the other way around. Roy might have said he didnt want players to change their mind on his behalf, however if somone wanted to go to UNC instead of KU that year, and UNC wanted them, he could certainly change his mind and go there. Cal is a class act, and the best recruiter in college basketball which is why his recruits want to follow that guy wherever he coaches. Josh Pastner isnt going to get you to the NBA, Coach Cal will. 




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:45 pm
 

The Memphis class continues to fall apart

 Pastner has no idea what he's taken over. A program where players are running as fast as they can away from. Calipari leaving has set the school back ten years, Sad, but probably true.

 

thats an ignorant comment because, he was just interviewed on the radio saying he will start out recruiting tomorrow as if none of the current recruits are coming back .....so i guess he does know huh...




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:42 pm
 

JOHN CALIPARI WILL PROVE HE HAS NO CLASS

 These players were recruited on the Memphis dime and if Calipari allows players that signed a letter of intent (xavier/dennis) to follow him to KY it will prove that he has no class.

ROY WILLIAMS refused to let any players follow him from Kansas to North Carolina because, its the ETHICAL AND CLASSY  thing to do. Calipari will prove he is classless if he lets these players follow him.

And look....I know the easy thing to do is to follow my points up by saying i'm just bitter or whatever....but, these are valid arguments.......he is raping the program......it may be within the rules but, its classless and unethical....




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:40 pm
 

Glue-time

Looks like Mr. Pastner could use some help from Elmer.




Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2009 5:35 pm
 

The Memphis class continues to fall apart

Pastner has no idea what he's taken over. A program where players are running as fast as they can away from. Calipari leaving has set the school back ten years, Sad, but probably true. 



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