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Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Posted on: September 12, 2009 9:01 am
Edited on: September 12, 2009 9:05 am
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Joe Jackson committed to Memphis as expected Friday, meaning Josh Pastner now has two top 10 recruits from the Class of 2010 despite the fact that he's still yet to coach his first game.

"I wanted to stay in the city and be a part of the Memphis tradition," Jackson said at a makeshift press conference held outside of the Finch Center practice facility on the University of Memphis campus. "I'm excited."

Jackson is a 5-foot-11 point guard from White Station High in Memphis. The National Hoops Report ranks him No. 9 in the Class of 2010. Will Barton, a 6-5 guard from Baltimore, is the other elite prospect already committed to Memphis. The National Hoops Report ranks him No. 6 in the Class of 2010.

Worth noting: Rivals.com updated its school rankings Friday. It listed Memphis' class of Joe Jackson, Will Barton and Antonio Barton (yes, they're brothers) as the nation's third-best class, behind only Ohio State's and Syracuse's.

Also worth noting: Among the people who attended Jackson's press conference was Tarik Black, a 6-7 forward from Ridgeway High in Memphis. Rivals.com ranks him as the 47th-best prospect in the Class of 2010. He's uncommitted and still considering a number of schools -- among them Memphis, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Alabama.

Jackson's commitment means six of the National Hoops Report's top 10 prospects are now committed.

Here's an updated list:

1. Harrison Barnes (uncommitted)
2. Perry Jones (committed to Baylor )
3. Brandon Knight (uncommitted)
4. Jared Sullinger (committed to Ohio State )
5. Fab Melo (committed to Syracuse )
6. Will Barton (committed to Memphis )
7. Reggie Bullock (committed to North Carolina )
8. Adreian Payne (uncommitted)
9. Joe Jackson (committed to Memphis )
10. Tony Mitchell (uncommitted)
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Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Where is KY ranked in the 2010 rankings

.. get ready KY there's a hell-storm brewing and you know who's at the epicenter.. Cal to NYC w/in two years.




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2009 12:23 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

"why would anyone want to go to memphis?? seriously, i dont get it." - tyellington

Well, they don't generally come to Memphis because their own favorite school . . . where their parents went . . . in their own home state . . . where their mom was a beauty queen . . . doesn't want 'em . . . like that Andrew Hansbrough guy who ended up going to your school, heartbroken and on the rebound 'cause the school he really wanted to attend -- the University of Missouri -- didn't want him. I know, I know, if they're that good, you don't worry about stuff like your being a distant second choice and all that, but Joe doesn't have to go with his second choice. He got his first choice -- his childhood dream, if you will -- to play for the Tigers of Memphis. Be seeing you again in a year, tybubba.




Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2009 11:44 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Obviously you are not familiar with the basketball tradition at the U of M.  No, North Carolina is not the only school that plays basketball.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2009 11:42 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Memphis fans are not crying about anything.  This story is about a recruit signing with Memphis.  The word crying doesn't appear on the page.  I'm not sure why UK fans need to keep making that up to feel better about hiring a man who will land your program on probation.  We will be better off without him.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2009 10:30 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Still crying, memphis fans get on your life take what you got and support them.  Quit belly aching over what happen  6 months ago. Memphis has just gotten a good recruit and the program will be alright. As a uk fan, resources is that Brandon knight is going to kentucky with a another top recruit also going to uk. Sorry memphis fans didn"t mean to spoil your day!!!!





Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2009 6:22 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Coach Cal is an absolute Cancer to college hoops. I have liked Memphis for several years now (although they are certainly not "my" team- Go 'Cuse!) and I don't figure that many of the school's hoops fans miss that guy one bit. Especially now that they see that he isn't the only guy that can recruit talent to their school. As folks have mentioned, recruiting means little if the coach can't win games, but that seems likely to happen. I actually like Kentucky too (though not when they play my alma-mater, Florida), but I worry about what shady business Cal will bring to a school that has a terrible time staying out of trouble even without having that snake-oil salesman at the helm. Best of luck to both schools, but I just can't help but remember that Cal's best seasons have both come through cheating. And I suppose, more importantly to some, both times he's been caught.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2009 12:05 pm
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

why would anyone want to go to memphis?? seriously, i dont get it.

 

You don't get it but others do and that's why WE'RE BACK . 



Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2009 11:57 pm
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Memphis Is a great school.Plus he'll be playing at home.Memphis is a legendary city when it comes to basketball.He will just add to the legend.



Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2009 4:09 pm
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

why would anyone want to go to memphis?? seriously, i dont get it.



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2009 10:10 am
 

Jackson makes it official, commits to Memphis

Uhm. Have you ever actually seen him play in person?


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