Posted on: February 8, 2010 10:39 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2010 10:56 pm
Josh Pastner announced Monday that Pierre Henderson-Niles is no longer a Memphis Tiger.
"As I told the team, I have a soft spot for Pierre, and I really want to see him do well," Pastner said. "He's a fine young man, and I am proud of how hard he worked to get in shape to play this season and also how hard he worked in the classroom so that he can graduate in May. Moving forward, we will do all we can for Pierre as he finishes up the academic work toward completing his degree. We wish Pierre nothing but the best."
A source told CBSSports.com that Henderson-Niles' often poor attitude is the root of the problem, but the source still described this development as a "mutual decision." The source insisted there was no off-the-court incident that triggered things.
This leaves Memphis with just one true post player (Will Coleman) for the rest of the season.
The Tigers play UCF on Wednesday night.
Posted on: March 21, 2009 2:48 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2009 2:50 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For those of you into fun storylines, I recommend Memphis vs. Maryland. Why? Because these teams have been trading shots for 24 hours -- shots that included Greivis Vasquez telling reporters that Memphis would finish with a losing record in the ACC. Of course, that might mean something to Memphis if all the Memphis players even knew Vasquez's name.