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#pounditSunday, July 25, 2021

Penny Hardaway secures first recruit at Memphis

Penny Hardaway

Penny Hardaway needed very little time to secure his first recruit at Memphis.

Hardaway, a former Memphis star who went on to great success in the NBA, was officially announced as the Tigers’ new head coach on Tuesday. A successful youth and high school coach in Memphis, Hardaway has ties to many top players from the area. Those relationships already led one recruit to flip to the Tigers.

Alex Lomax requested that Wichita State release him from his national letter of intent. The Shockers said in a statement that they were respecting his wishes so that Lomax could go play for Hardaway.

Lomax played point guard for Hardaway at Memphis East and will now join him in college. 247 Sports considers him a 3-star recruit and the No. 3 player in Tennessee.

Expect Lomax to be the first of many recruits Penny lands at Memphis.

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