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Friday, 06/13/08

Doneal Mack transfers from Memphis

# Sophomore 6-5 guard Doneal Mack of Charlotte-Statesville Christian, NC., who played in 39 games and averaged 6.9 points last season, is leaving Memphis. Looking for more playing time, Mack started only two games. He originally signed with Florida as a prep, but was not admitted.

6-5 guard Roburt Sallie, a highly-rated junior college transfer, plans to visit Memphis this weekend.

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Wednesday, 06/04/08

Sallie now looking at Kty, Mem, Cinn, Md

# Touted guard Roburt Sallie of Sacramento-Valley, Cal/Laurinburg Prep, NC/Patterson School, NC/CC of San Francisco, Cal., won't be eligible to compete at Nebraska, or any Big 12 Conference school. He now plans to visit Kentucky, Memphis, Cincinnati and Maryland. Seton Hall, Oregon State and Marshall are also in the mix.

The reason lies in Big 12 Conference Rule 6.2, which states that any student-athlete who enrolls at a conference institution, part-time or full time, must meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements. Sallie had not met those NCAA requirements when he enrolled part-time and paid for his own classes at Nebraska in the fall of 2006. Sallie, who had recently re-signed with the Huskers in Class 2008, was hoping the NCAA academic clearinghouse would grant him eligibility. Despite three appeals, the NCAA ruled against Sallie and made him in violation of Rule 6.2. Nebraska requested a conference waiver, but the Big 12 Council denied it. Sallie can still compete at any NCAA school outside the Big 12.

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Sunday, 05/18/08

Devin Ebanks choses West Virginia

# Top 100 forward Devin Ebanks of Oakdale-St. Thomas More, Conn., ranked No. 13 overall in Class 2008, has committed to West Virginia over Memphis, Texas and Rutgers. Ebanks had signed with Indiana, but gained a requested release following the coaching change.

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Thursday, 05/01/08

Witherspoon picks Memphis/Calipari

# Top 100 forward/guard Wesley Witherspoon of Lilburn-Berkmar, Ga., ranked No. 46 overall in Class 2008, has signed with Memphis and coach John Calipari over Texas, Virginia and Colorado. He also considered LSU, Clemson, Oklahoma, Boston College and George Washington. Witherspoon joins three other Top 100 prospects already set for Memphis, including guard Tyreke Evans and big men Angel Garcia and Matt Simpkins. Top 100 forward Devin Ebanks is scheduled to make an official visit to the Tigers next week.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Wednesday, 04/30/08

Two for University of San Diego

# Forward/center Roberto Mafra of Recife-Brazil/Southeastern Iowa CC, Iowa; and guard Patrick McCollom of San Diego-San Diego High, Cal., have signed with University of San Diego.

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Wednesday, 04/16/08

Tyreke Evans picks Memphis/Calipari

# Top 100 guard Tyreke Evans of Aston-American Christian, Pa., ranked No. 4 overall in Class 2008, has chosen Memphis over Villanova. Evans was the MVP of the McDonald's Game after scoring 21 points. He averaged 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists at American Christian this past season and also considered Texas and UConn.

Memphis coach John Calipari recently gained a contract extension. The last three seasons, Memphis posted a 104-10 record, and the victories tied Kentucky (1996-98) for the most in a three-year span in NCAA Division I history. The 104 triumphs also made Calipari the winningest coach during a three-year period in Division I history.

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Thursday, 03/27/08

Ebanks gets release from Hoosiers

# Top 100 forward Devin Ebanks of Oakdale-St. Thomas More, Conn., ranked No. 13 overall and the top prospect in Indiana's Class of 2008, has received his requested release following the recruiting violations scandal that forced coach Kelvin Sampson's resignation. Ebanks is now considering Memphis, Texas, West Virginia, Rutgers and the Hoosiers.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 03/27/08

Two forwards for Monmouth

# Forwards Travis Taylor of Union, NJ; and Mike Myers-Keitt of Thompson-Marianapolis Prep, Conn., have chosen Monmouth.

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Sunday, 01/06/08

Memphis lands top forward Simpkins

# Top 100 forward Matt Simpkins of Sacramento, Cal/Patterson School, NC., ranked No. 63 in Class 2008, has committed to coach John Calipari and Memphis.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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Thursday, 11/01/07

Elliot Williams choses Duke

# Top 100 guard Elliot Williams of Collierville-St. George's School, Tenn., ranked No. 18 overall in Class 2008, has decided for Duke over Memphis, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Class 2008 Basketball Signing Dates: (Early Period) Nov. 14-21, 2007; (Regular Period) Apr. 16-May 21, 2008

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