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Tigers in 20 will tackle the week’s hottest topics and take a look at some of the most talked Memphis news stories on the horizon within the 20 to 29 minute time frame.

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In episode 71 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the crew breaks down the news of three-star wide receiver Cameron Wright committing to Memphis. Fowler takes a look at what type of player Wright is and what he adds to an already stacked class. Wright has offers from Ole Miss and UCF among others, and he has also recently drawn a lot of interest from Kentucky. Despite the competition, Memphis was able to get his commitment on Wednesday. Next, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield give their opinion on the 2020-2021 college basketball and football seasons. The trio gives their individual takes on what the season could look like and the biggest potential hurdles. After the football discussion, the GT247 crew talks about the recent Crystal Ball flips from LSU to Memphis for five-star Moussa Cisse. The only two Crystal Ball Predictions for Memphis before the 4th of July were from Fowler and Hansen, but Memphis now has 81.8 percent of the predictions. Hansen explains why he has kept his Crystal Ball for Memphis since late November, and the crew also has a conversation on how difficult gaining information and getting scoops actually is.  Next, Hansen gives his insight on Penny Hardaway's coaching search. Although he doesn't name specific candidates, Hansen gives a timetable for when Hardaway could hire a new assistant coach. Finally, the trio talks about some of Memphis' newest 2021 basketball offers, including four-star James Graham and fast-rising Josh Minott. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 70 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler and GT247 founder Brooks Hansen discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Hansen recap Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield and the staff's recent recruiting success. This discussion leads to some debate on the difference between local and out-of-state recruits. Although it isn't a big deal for the football program, there are many fans and people around the basketball program that want Penny Hardaway and his staff to go after primarily local recruits. Fowler and Hansen heavily discuss this topic and hash out why they believe this is a sentiment around the city. Throughout their discussion, Fowler and Hansen explain why they think it isn't a big deal if Hardaway secures commitments from local players or not. Next, the duo breaks down some of Memphis' out-of-state targets for 2021, and they compare them to the local players. During the discussion, the duo talks about five-star Kennedy Chandler and four-stars Johnathan Lawson and John Camden and rising center Sam Ayomide. To end the episode, Fowler and Hansen break down what the 2020-2021 season could look like for Memphis. They break down nearly every player on the roster – and incoming players – and give their opinions on what their impact could be next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In episode 68 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the trio gives their thoughts and opinions on George Floyd, racial injustice and inequality. The GT247 crew has been relatively quiet on the topic, but they all give their thoughts to start the show. After that, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield talk about Mike Miller leaving Memphis' staff. Miller stepped down as an assistant coach last week, and Hansen briefly breaks it down. Although they discuss it some, Hansen goes into very specific detail in this week's VIP podcast. Next, the trio talks about five-star center Moussa Cisse. Although he was expected to make an announcement last week, Cisse pushed back his commitment. Fowler and Stubblefield were able to watch Cisse and four-star point guard and Memphis target Carter Whitt on Tuesday, so they break down what they saw in each player. Following the discussion on Cisse and Whitt, the trio breaks down Memphis' two newest offers. On Tuesday night, Penny Hardaway and the staff offered five-stars Jalen Duren and Justice Williams. Duren and Williams are former teammates, and the former in the No. 2 overall player in the 2022 class while the latter is the No. 24 overall prospect. Hansen discusses their games and explains briefly what they could look like at the next level. Finally, Fowler briefly discusses football recruiting and what fans can expect next in the 2021 class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode 1 of GoTigers247's Coach's Corner, hosts Brooks Hansen and Christian Fowler are joined by Pacific head coach Damon Stoudamire, IMG Academy assistant coach Trey Draper, UALR assistant coach Preston Laird and Christian Brothers head coach Bubba Luckett. All four of the coaches have ties to the city of Memphis, and they give their opinions on multiple hot button issues in college basketball at the time. The episode begins with COVID-19 discussion, and the coaches explain what they've been doing during this time to prepare themselves and their players. The four coaches at various points in their respective careers explain how they've handled this time period and explain how this time has given them a renewed sense of urgency. Throughout the episode, the coaches share stories about their playing days, their coaching careers and more. Stoudamire shares stories about his days at Arizona as a player and coach, and he also tells about playing against Michael Jordan during his rookie season in the NBA. Luckett – who played at Memphis before coming a coach at Christian Brothers – talks about coaching at the high school level and the things that have changed in his 30 years as a head coach. Draper and Laird both talk about their roles as assistant coaches, and they explain some of the qualities they need to work on and develop to become head coaches at some point in their careers. All this and more is discussed in the inaugural episode of Coach's Corner, so don't miss out on this incredibly unique discussion between four coaches in different roles and at different levels in the game of basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 67 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. Instead of a typical episode, the GT247 crew answers all the questions from the board over the week. You guys asked a ton of questions about five-star Moussa Cisse, four-star Johnathan Lawson, Georgetown transfer Mac McClung and Memphis' newest signees – DeAndre Williams and Landers Nolley. Throughout the podcast, Hansen and Fowler answer questions about the topics mentioned above. The GT247 crew gives the latest on what could happen with Memphis' 2020 scholarship situation and a few players to keep and eye on in 2021. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff have recently been involved with Lawson, and Hansen breaks down what that means for the Tigers. There are also still a ton of eyes on Cisse, and the GT247 crew explains what could happen over the next month or so with his recruitment. The news Wass broken on Wednesday that the NCAA won't vote on a one-time transfer rule until next year, and the trio gives their candid opinion on the decision. They also discuss the possibility of Nolley and Williams being eligible next season and what to expect if they are ruled ineligible. Fowler also answers some questions about the 2020-2021 football season and what the players have been doing to stay in shape while being away from the facilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by newest Memphis commit DeAndre Williams and his former post-grad coach Kenneth Roy. Williams announced his commitment to the Tigers on Friday, which was a huge get for Penny Hardaway. Williams decision came down between Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky and Memphis, and Hardaway ultimately sealed the deal on the Evansville transfer. Throughout the interview, Williams and Roy both explain how hard Hardaway came after Williams, which led to his commitment. Hardaway held three Zoom meeting this week with Williams and his family, and the Tigers coach proved how much he wanted Williams. Roy tells Fowler how much it meant to Williams and his family that Hardaway went the extra mile to get his commitment. Hardaway was extremely proactive, and he checked all the boxes for Williams and his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen to break down Friday's commitment from Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams. The 6-foot-9 forward chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Baylor and Kentucky. To begin the episode, Hansen discusses Williams' wild recruitment. There were rumors circulating that Kentucky was leading for Williams, but then Penny Hardaway turned the heat up. After Memphis gained momentum, rumors began swirling that Kentucky had backed out, which isn't true. Hansen explains how the transfer ended up with the Tigers over the Wildcats. Next, Fowler and Hansen break down the type of player Williams is and how he can contribute at Memphis whenever he is eligible. With his size, passing ability and shooting skills, the GT247 duo believes he can be a major contributor at Memphis. Finally, the GT247 crew explains the process Williams will have to go through to gain eligibility if the transfer rule doesn't pass on May 20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by Memphis commit Conor Glennon and his father Mike Glennon. Conor committed to Memphis on April 21, and he will come to the Bluff City next season as a walk-on. Throughout the interview, Conor discusses being recruited by Memphis, his prior relationship with assistant coach Cody Toppert, his excitement about facing off against top competition and much more. Conor's father – Mike – is a skills trainer and AAU coach in Chicago, and Mike tells GT247 about his skills training and the role he played in molding Conor. Mike also discusses how he helped Conor with the recruiting process, which is what ultimately linked him with Memphis. During the interview, Conor explains how big of an advantage it was to have someone with knowledge of the game by his side throughout his career. Conor and Mike watched the Tigers play against Houston last season, and they both recap what they thought of the game and Penny Hardaway's system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 66 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler, GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, the trio discusses the rumors surrounding DJ Jeffries, and they quickly put the speculation to rest. Many fans began panicking when Jeffries made a post on Snapchat earlier this week, but the GT247 crew explains that there is no reason to worry. After the discussion on Jeffries, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield discuss Memphis' new indoor practice facility. University of Memphis President M. David Rudd posted a picture of the facility on Twitter, and it looked even better than expected to the GT247 trio. Following the talk about the practice facility and how much the program has risen in recent years, the GT247 crew breaks down some of their favorite players in the 2021 class that Memphis is recruiting. Throughout the discussion, Fowler, Hansen and Stubblefield break down five-stars Chet Holmgren, JD Davison, Harrison Ingram, Moussa Diabate and more. The trio gives a scouting report on multiple players, and they also discuss some very interesting player comparisons for the Tigers' targets. On Tuesday, it was announced that there will be no summer AAU basketball or camps, and the GT247 crew explains how detrimental it can be to college basketball and the players in the '21 class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 65 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen and digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield to discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler breaks down three-star defensive back Greg Rubin's commitment to Memphis and his potential with the Tigers. Memphis' class moved up nine spots to No. 62 in the 247Sports Team Rankings with the addition of Rubin. At 6-foot and 180 pounds, Rubin has great size and Fowler gives all the details on what type of player he thinks Rubin could be for the Tigers. Following the conversation on Rubin, the GT247 crew gives their opinions on Tyler Harris' transfer and why he chose to leave Memphis. Harris has since landed at Iowa State, and the crew breaks down what his departure means for Penny Hardaway and the Tigers. Next, the trio discusses Landers Nolley and the latest on what the NCAA is saying about making all transfers immediately eligible. The crew breaks it all down and let Memphis fans know what it means, even though nothing will be final until the ruling on May 20. After discussing what the NCAA could potentially do, Hansen, Fowler and Stubblefield break down what Memphis could potentially do to close out the 2020 class if Nolley is ultimately ruled ineligible. Finally, Hansen gives some inside information on what he's hearing about the 2020-2021 basketball season and what it could potentially look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer and host Christian Fowler is joined by former Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa – who declared for the 2020 NBA Draft on Friday. Throughout the interview, Achiuwa discusses his freshman season at Memphis, the NBA Draft and much much more. Achiuwa walks Fowler through some of the biggest moments of his career and the disappointment he felt when the American Athletic Conference Tournament was cancelled. Achiuwa averaged a double-double last season, and he was also named the AAC Player of the Year and the AAC Rookie of the Year. The 6-foot-9 forward has been projected to go as high as No. 9 overall in mock drafts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of GoTigers247's Off the Boards, lead writer/host Christian Fowler and GT247 digital content producer Kenny Stubblefield break down Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley's commitment to Memphis. On Saturday, Nolley chose the Tigers over Georgia and Ole Miss, which was a huge win for Penny Hardaway and Memphis' staff. Nolley is one of the top transfers in the country, and he could still potentially be eligible next season. The NCAA will have a vote on May 30 to see if ALL incoming transfers are eligible next year, and Memphis' staff is obviously going to have their fingers cross that it passes. At 6-foot-7, Nolley has great size and versatility, and he perfectly fits what Hardaway wants in the back court at Memphis. Coming out of high school, Nolley was the No. 67 overall recruit and the No. 15 overall small forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of GoTigers247's VIP podcast, lead writer Christian Fowler and Brooks Hansen discuss multiple BOMBSHELL topics.  Fowler and Hansen recorded the podcast on April 15, and discussed what happened behind the scenes with Jalen Green's recruitment. Green basically had an offer he couldn't turn down, and the GT247 crew explains it all here. How did Sam Mitchell still play into Green's decision and what's the latest on Memphis assistant Mike Miller? You'll have to listen to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 64 of GT247's Tigers in 20, host and lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by GT247 founder Brooks Hansen to discuss the latest in Memphis football and basketball. To begin the episode, Fowler and Hansen discuss the impact that COVID-19 is having on college sports. Specifically, they discuss the spring evaluation period being compromised, and the fact that the dead period has been extended to May 31. Fowler and Hansen discuss all the possible ways this could affect schools, coaches and players, including that this could lead to a lot of misevaluations of players. A lot of players are discovered at this time of year, but that has all changed now. Next, the duo goes through some of the transfers that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff are after the hardest and what happened to some of the transfers the Tigers missed out on. After discussing transfers, they move on to the two high school recruits that will make their announcements in the coming weeks – five-stars Jalen Green and Greg Brown. Green will be making his announcement on April 17 and Brown will make his on April 24, so Fowler and Hansen discuss the latest in both players' recruitments. The duo breaks down how big the next two weeks are for Memphis, and they also explain what it could look like if Memphis lands one or both of the five-stars. Following the discussion on Green and Brown, they move on to James Wiseman and Precious Achiuwa and break down how big it will be if Achiuwa and Wiseman are both top-10 picks. Finally, they talk about Antonio Gibson and Patrick Taylor and where they could land in the 2020 NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, GoTigers247 founder Brooks Hansen breaks down the commitment of JUCO forward Ahmad Rand. The 6-foot-8 forward committed to Memphis on Thursday morning, which made him the Tigers first commitment for 2020. Although Rand is unranked by 247Sports, he has offers from Georgia, Memphis, Oregon State and Wichita State. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the staff offered Rand back on February 24. Last season at USC Salk, Rand averaged 8.9 points per game, nine rebounds per game, and he led the NJCAA in blocks for the second consecutive season. Rand plays above the rim on both ends of the floor, and he is an elite athlete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer Christian Fowler speaks to Memphis assistant coach Cody Toppert about the disappointing end to the 2019-2020 season, breaking the news to the team regarding the American Athletic Conference Tournament and how the Tigers will handle this unprecedented situation. Throughout the episode, Toppert goes in-depth on how this situation affects Memphis going forward with recruiting and the team itself. With the youngest team in the country last season, Toppert explains how it will help Memphis going into the 2020-2021 season. Memphis had multiple freshmen start and play significant minutes, and the Tigers assistant coach explains how that experience benefits the team. Toppert will be speaking about player development and progressive offense in a virtual coaches clinic on Thursday March 19. With the COVID-19 virus, everything will be handled online to ensure safety for everyone involved. Along with multiple other coaches, Toppert will be speaking about the previously mentioned topics, and you can secure a spot HERE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Off the Boards, lead writer Christian Fowler is joined by the co-director of the ESPN+ docuseries The Harder Way. Henry Proegler is one half of Hank and Booth, which is the production company that was hired for the documentary. Proegler has been in Memphis since October, and he has developed a close relationship with the city, the team and the coaching staff. Throughout the episode, Fowler and Proegler discuss how Hank and Booth were selected to direct and produce the documentary, how challenging filming has been with the season Memphis had and much more. With Proegler's insight, he gives a real behind the scenes look of what Memphis' rollercoaster of a season has looked like and how they've handled it as far as filming goes. Fowler and Proegler discuss Penny Hardaway's relationship with the players, the James Wiseman debacle and multiple players' personalities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode 63 of Tigers in 20, lead writer and host Christian Fowler and GoTigers247 digital content creator Kenny Stubblefield discuss the latest in the college basketball world surrounding the COVID-19 virus. On Thursday morning, it was announced that the American Athletic Conference Tournament – along with the rest of the conferences – was cancelled. Memphis was scheduled to play ECU tonight, but the Tigers season is likely now over. The majority of the spring sports world has been either cancelled or postponed over the past 24 hours, and the NCAA Tournament and spring football activities are likely the next two dominos to fall. During the recording of the podcast, Duke and Kansas both formally withdrew from the NCAA Tournament, and the SEC also postponed spring football activities and halted recruiting. Fowler and Stubblefield discuss the impact of everything that's happened recently, and they also explain what they believe the long term effects could be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of GoTigers247's Off the Boards, lead writer Christian Fowler speaks with former Memphis Tigers running back and NFL Draft hopeful Patrick Taylor. Despite dealing with an injury for the better part of the 2019-2020 season, Taylor went through drills at the NFL Combine, and his numbers were very impressive. Although Taylor is a bigger back, he had a better 40-yard dash time than many expected, and he also showed that he has soft hands out of the backfield. With the NFL Combine now behind him, Taylor is focused on the NFL Draft, and he is hoping to hear his name called at some point. Throughout the interview, Fowler and Taylor discuss the running back's illustrious collegiate career, his mindset heading into the NFL Draft, how he overcame his injury last year and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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