Thursday was a bad day for Memphis.
First, Baylor hired John Wall's AAU coach, Dwon Clifton, meaning the nation's No. 1 point guard will soon commit to the Bears -- and not Memphis -- barring some major surprise. If that wasn't bad enough, the school then had to report an apparent NCAA violation because FedEx Express president and CEO David Bronczek placed a phone call earlier this month to Oseye Gaddy, a FedEx customer service representative who works in Tacoma, Wash., and just so happens to be the mother of Abdul Gaddy, the nation's No. 2 point guard.
According to the NCAA, that's a no-no because Bronczek is considered a Memphis booster and boosters are not allowed to contact recruits or the family of recruits to talk basketball, which Bronczek did. Consequently, it's possible Memphis will be forced to cease its recruitment of Gaddy, per the NCAA rulebook. So that means Memphis might've lost the No. 1 and No. 2 point guards in the country in a matter of hours Thursday, which was bad news for everybody related to the UofM program.
Except veteran point guard Willie Kemp, of course.