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The Penny video about Memphians staying home

Posted on: October 16, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: October 16, 2010 11:49 am
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- I mentioned in my column from Memphis Madness that the school put together a video to honor Penny Hardaway that doubled as a not-so-subtle recruiting pitch to Adonis Thomas, who was seated courtside.

Thomas is from Melrose High in Memphis.

Sporting News has him ranked as the Class of 2011's top prospect.

That makes him a local priority for the Tigers just like Hardaway was once a local priority for the Tigers, and the three-minute video the school assembled hammered that point home. For instance, consider this quote from Cedric Henderson that was about Hardaway but clearly directed at Thomas, too: "He chose to stay at home and that's what made it more special. ... It was special for him to stay at home and take the program to a whole other level."

Click this link to see the video in full.

It really was a clever addition to the festivities.
Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 7:03 pm
 

Blabario- idiot knows NOTHING about basketball

Memphis won Nat'l AAU title in 2008 and runner-up in 2009. You better worry about when Cal screws up and HE WILL and does not get top recruiting class one year. All his recruits leave after one year.



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 12:01 am
 

Butler 33-5 (Correction)

Sorry about that error- but maybe you get my point .... Butler was blown out @ UAB... 



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 11:38 pm
 

CUSA

The last I checked Butler lost 2-3 games all year finishing as National Finalist...one was the championship game= a very close loss to Duke.Oh yeah, ...Butler was run out of the CUSA gym @ UAB....in a blowout by the 3rd or 4th best team in CUSA...your point was???Memphis now 11 or 12 straight over the Blazers...



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 11:33 pm
 

Memphis No Trouble With SEC, UK, U of L

Tigers 19-4 in last 23 vs the SEC = 82%...and your point is?Memphis 1-0 vs UK neutral site blowout...again your point is?Last team from Kentucky to face Memphis in the NCAA 1995 U of L= Tigers by 20...your point was??U of L bought out the final road game to Memphis when they departed CUSA- do you blame them?Top 5 recruiting class & the Barton kid #1 shooting guard- except that he's 6'6" - fast, explosive, quick, and great hands...possible the best all-around skill set I've ever seen and I sat behind Digger Phelps in 1978 when Joe B won it all.. any other questions?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 9:16 am
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

"win a title, and play in a better conference..."
blab, kentucky plays in the SEC....LOL



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 12:09 am
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

Hey Blab, what's really funny is watching create situations out of thin air where you can say stupid, idiotic things that have absolutely nothing to do with anything being discussed and feel good about yourself. It's like masturbation in public ... dude just stop.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2010 8:38 pm
 

2011 Top prospect

That individual would be part of Kentucky's 2011 class, his name is Micheal Gilchrist........




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2010 8:07 pm
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

It really is a unique situation in Memphis. Its something no other program in the country (including kentucky) experiences on the same level. Local kids leading your team at a high level takes the excitement level to a place these other programs can't comprehend. 



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2010 8:04 pm
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

Is it just me or are most of Pastner's recruits from right there in Memphis? What happens when Memphis has a down year in high school basketball??


LOL
Memphis doesn't have down years for recruits in basketball. 
They have had times when kids left the city, but they dont have down years. There is always top talent coming out of the city. ALWAYS....
rewind to 1998 when Larry Finch was really sick and the kids really started leaving to play out of town. Tony Harris went to Tennessee (SEC), Cory Bradford went to Illinois (Big 10), and Roburt O Kelley went to Wake forest (ACC). All 3 were freshman of the year in their conferences. If the talent stays home and the coaching staff can piece a few other things together, the sky is the limit. 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2010 7:47 pm
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

Who cares just play ball. I hope Memphis rebounds and stays ahead of the game.


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