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.
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."
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.