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JUCO standout commits to Memphis

Posted on: August 14, 2008 11:18 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2008 11:37 pm
 

Will Coleman committed to Memphis on Thursday night, a source told CBSSports.com.

The 6-foot-9, 265-pound power forward is a rising sophomore at Miami-Dade Community College. He was FCCAA All-Southern Conference First Team last season and won the NJCAA National Player of the Week award in January after averaging 15.3 points and 15.7 rebounds in a three-game stretch.

Coleman joins Nolan Dennis, a high school guard from Texas, as Class of 2009 products who have now announced they plan to sign with the Tigers in November. Memphis is also in with countless other high-level prospects, among them Xavier Henry, John Wall and Kenny Boynton.

In other Memphis news, there was speculation Thursday that Class of 2008 signees Angel Garcia and Matt Simpkins have been cleared by the NCAA to participate as freshmen this season. However, a source told CBSSports.com that the NCAA Clearing House hasn't yet ruled on Garcia or Simpkins, meaning John Calipari and staff are still waiting to know exactly how their 2008-09 roster will look.

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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2008 10:00 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

Hey how about winning the state of Tennessee! The only thing Memphis is elite at is choking! The only number you need to know is 2 as in 2nd!!!!! HAHAHA GO VOLS! You also have the 2nd best coach! HAHAHA



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 9:34 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

JuCo?  Really?  Way to keep that academic standard super-high, Memp...oh, wait.  It's Memphis.  What am I talking about?!?  Sorry!



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 1:39 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

Memphis is the new Convict U...

 




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2008 12:19 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

notanidiotMemphis will continue to get the one and done recruits

Yeah they will and they will also continue to get the guys that stay 3 or 4 yrs and develop into potential NBA players.  There is a steady balance . They aren't living and dieing off the one and done player by any means.

Memphis has had some very good teams the past few years, but the numbers are a little inflated with them playing in Conference USA. You can say lots of teams have inflated records. Duke and UNC played absoultely nobody in their non-conference schedule where as Memphis played the toughest non-con in the country. It balances itself out. Memphis has been ranked in the top 5 of the RPI for the last 3 yrs. There is a little truth to what you are saying but, people blow it up way bigger than what it is. They beat a lot of good teams in their non-con every year.




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2008 12:11 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

you dont understand....nobody is saying they have the history of ucla duke or unc....but, you can ABSOULTELY mention them in the same breath with the way their program is now and where its headed....



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2008 11:55 am
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

Memphis is Elite, If they win a title before 2010 I would go as far as calling them the team of the decade with a arguement with florida.Team of the decade? They were great last year, but let's not go overboard. One Final Four since 2000; four teams have three (Michigan State, North Carolina, Kansas, and UCLA; of those, all but UCLA have a title as well). That's not even including Florida's two titles. And Memphis didn't make the tournament in 2000, '01, '02, or '05. If they win the '09 title they still wouldn't be above fourth or fifth best program of the decade. Right now they're not close.

And I have a hard time calling any program that just beats up on the weaklings in the 10th best conference year in and year out "elite". In the past three years, they have a grand total of 6 top 25 wins (going by end-of-regular-season RPI) prior to the Big Dance. North Carolina and UCLA each had that many last year alone. (For that matter, Wisconsin had 5.) Consistency (in record, anyway) is easy when you only have six mildly challenging games a year (19 games against top 50 opponents in the past three years - as a point of comparison, Michigan State had 45 and North Carolina and UCLA 33 each; again, these numbers don't include NCAA tournament opponents).



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2008 4:20 am
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

You're like the kid that got your diploma, moved on to college but still can't stop hanging out with the kids from your high school. You're supposed to cover national news... step off Memphis before they can't have kids in the future. Stop drooling on Calipari's shirt so he can keep looking smooth when Kobe makes him look like an idiot on Fox's best damn awful show. This is getting older than Greg Oden really fast.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2008 11:23 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

If they win a title before 2010 I would go as far as calling them the team of the decade with a arguement with florida. They have been the most consistent team the last 4 years.Yeah, last time I checked a decade is 10 years. Right now Memphis is not even in the talks of team of the decade. RIGHT NOW. If they close it out with TWO titles, then yeah, maybe. Not one, but TWO. They have only made the final four once this decade, so far, how do they even enter conversation for team of the decade with a resume that includes C-USA titles (which count for basically nothing) and one time national runner up.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 10:14 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

It's funny what some of these fans of one team have to say about other teams that they, apparently, know virtually nothing about. Take Notanidiot, a Kansas fan, who says of Memphis' wins last year (when we set an NCAA record for most wins ever in a single year), "the numbers are a little inflated with them playing in Conference USA." I wonder if he would have said that if he had known that Memphis' schedule was ranked the 27th toughest in the country (OOC ranked #9) while Kansas' was ranked 50th (OOC #156)? WHO had inflated numbers? Not Memphis, Notanidiot. And, by the way, the 2 teams that beat us were ranked #2 in the country before and #1 afterwards. We didn't lose to anyone outside the top 5, let alone the top 75 (see #77 on the link below.)

 

Same with UofLHouse -- I'm guessing a Louisville fan, but he's not proud enough to claim them on his profile. He says Memphis spent the year "whooping up on mid major conference foes and choking in the NCAA title game." No argument that we choked, but we also beat 4 of the 9 teams that beat your team last year, not including BYU, Dayton, Purdue, or Seton Hall. I'd take whooping even C-USA teams over losing to the likes of those! Memphis ended up with the top RPI in the country. We lost in the title game in OT, true enough, but if you're not a Kansas fan, we did better than your team (and we did better than them in every other stat.)

 

I don't buy that team of the decade stuff, either, UofL, but the decade's not over yet. Who knows how it will end?

    (compiled after the NCAA tournament -- includes all games played)
    (before the NCAA tournament -- includes all scheduled games and conference tournaments)



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2008 9:32 pm
 

JUCO standout commits to Memphis

Good one! lol



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