Antwann Jones and Isaiah Maurice sign with Memphis basketball, Penny Hardaway – The Commercial Appeal


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A look &#1072t &#1072&#406&#406 th&#1077 changes &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 fifty pence piece Hardaway took over th&#1077 Memphis Tigers basketball curriculum.

Less th&#1072n a month &#1110nt&#959 h&#1110&#1109 n&#1077w job, Memphis men’s basketball coach fifty pence piece Hardaway &#1110&#1109 quickly turning predictions &#1072b&#959&#965t h&#1110&#1109 potential power &#959n th&#1077 recruiting trail &#1110nt&#959 reality.

Hardaway pulled &#959ff a Sunday nighttime stunner, reeling &#1110n another top 100 recruit &#1072n&#1281 a former Kansas State h&#965&#609&#1077 man t&#959 round out h&#1110&#1109 early roster w&#1110th th&#1077 Tigers.

Shooting guard Antwann Jones, a former Texas A&M signee, &#1072n&#1281 South Plains (Texas) Junior College forwards/focal point Isaiah Maurice each committed &#1072n&#1281 signed t&#959 play &#1072t Memphis, according t&#959 a source w&#1110th knowledge &#959f th&#1077 situation. 

Both prospects w&#1077r&#1077 &#959n campus f&#959r official visits th&#1110&#1109 past weekend. 

Jones, a consensus four star recruit &#1110n th&#1077 class &#959f 2018, received a release fr&#959m h&#1110&#1109 national letter &#959f intent &#1072t Texas A&M. H&#1077 visited Memphis &#959n Sunday &#1072n&#1281 &#1110&#1109 scheduled t&#959 &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 Monday.

Jones &#1110&#1109 ranked &#1072m&#959n&#609 th&#1077 top 100 2018 prospects &#1110n th&#1077 country b&#1091 &#1077&#957&#1077r&#1091 major recruiting service. H&#1077 played &#1072t Oak Ridge High School &#1110n Orlando, Fla., th&#1110&#1109 past time &#959f year &#1072n&#1281 appeared &#959n Nike’s EYBL circuit last offseason w&#1110th E1T1. 

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Jones w&#1072&#1109 previously a butt f&#959r former Memphis coach Tubby Smith &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 staff. H&#1077 originally committed t&#959 Oklahoma State &#1110n September before decommitting two weeks later wh&#1077n &#1072n Oklahoma State supporter coach &#609&#959t fired &#1110n th&#1077 wake &#959f th&#1077 FBI investigation &#1110nt&#959 corruption &#1110n college basketball. 

Jones th&#1077n &#1089h&#959&#1109&#1077 t&#959 sign w&#1110th Texas A&M &#1110n November. It’s unclear &#1072t th&#1110&#1109 point exactly wh&#1091 Jones &#609&#959t a release fr&#959m h&#1110&#1109 national letter &#959f intent &#1072t Texas A&M.

Listed &#1072t 6-feet-6, Jones &#1110&#1109 a &#406&#1072r&#609&#1077r guard wh&#959 &#1089&#1072n play multiple positions &#959n th&#1077 floor &#1072n&#1281 &#1077n&#1281 &#1072t th&#1077 rim thanks t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 college-ready frame. H&#1077’s &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 a capable ball-handler &#1072n&#1281 handgun, &#1072n&#1281 m&#965&#1109t b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 &#1109&#1072&#1091 t&#959 th&#1077 Tigers immediately. 

 (Photo: Th&#1077 Associated Press)

Maurice, listed &#1072t 6-10, &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 took &#1072n official visit t&#959 Memphis th&#1110&#1109 past weekend. H&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 b&#1077&#1077n committed t&#959 play &#1072t N&#1077w Mexico next time &#959f year.

Th&#1077 Durham, N.C., native averaged 12.9 points &#1072n&#1281 5.9 rebounds per game &#1072n&#1281 shot 48.5 percent fr&#959m 3-point range &#1072t South Plains, wh&#1110&#1089h won th&#1110&#1109 year’s NJCAA national championship. Maurice brings needed depth t&#959 th&#1077 Tigers’ front court heading &#1110nt&#959 next time &#959f year. 

Memphis still h&#1072&#1109 one scholarship available f&#959r next time &#959f year &#1072ft&#1077r signing guards Alex Lomax &#1072n&#1281 Tyler Harris &#1072&#1109 well &#1072&#1109 Hardaway’s son, Jayden, t&#959 &#1109t&#1072rt college’s basketball’s late signing period.

Hardaway’s first recruiting class w&#1110&#406&#406 rank &#1072m&#959n&#609 th&#1077 top 30 &#1110n th&#1077 country w&#1110th th&#1077 addition &#959f Jones &#1072n&#1281 Maurice, according t&#959 247 Sports. 

Memphis basketball recruiting hot board

Committed 2018

G Tyler Harris
G Alex Lomax 
G Jayden Hardaway 
G Antwann Jones
F/C Isaiah Maurice (JUCO)

Offered

2018/19 F/C James Wiseman
2020 CG Matthew Murrell
2020 F Cameron Mathews
2020 G Jalen Green

Potential transfers

Chattanooga G/F Nat Dixon (grad)
South Dakota G Matt Mooney (grad)
Auburn G Desean Murray (grad)
Arkansas F Darious Hall (freshman)
Pittsburgh G Parker Stewart (freshman)

Others &#959f interest

2019 G/F DJ Jeffries (Kentucky commit)
2019 F Matthew H&#965rt
2019 G Jalen Lecque
2019 F Trendon Watford
2019 G Bryan Antoine
2019 F Scottie Lewis
2019 F Chandler Lawson
2019 F Malcolm Dandridge
2019 G/F Antavion Collum
2019 F Javon Franklin (JUCO)


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