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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: Jul 19, 2009
Posted on: October 16, 2010 4:28 pm
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

blab,  they would still probable beat kentucky



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2010 3:03 pm
 

The Penny video about Memphians staying home

It's just you bro. It just so happens that Memphis has great highschool talent and Pastner is taking advantage of it like any smart coach would. But that's not he's getting. Two of his top three players in this years recruiting class are from Baltimore and Atlanta respectively.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2010 2:25 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??


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