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Grizzlies to sign Vols F Yves Pons, per sources

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — The Grizzlies are expected to sign Tennessee Volunteers forward Yves Pons, according to ESPN. The 6’6″ forward averaged 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds a game this past season for the Vols. He posted career highs during his junior campaign at Tennessee, with 10.8 points and 5.4 points per game in 2019-20. The Fuveau, France native put up 73 blocks that season and became the first Vol ever to be named SEC Defensive Player of the Year and just the third Vol to make the SEC All-Defensive Team.
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’21 Who’s Who Part 2: Celebrating the Class of 2021 with a few superlatives

Wrapping up the 2021 TSSAA Genuine Article reflections, it’s time for Who’s Who II. I get to shine the spotlight of The Millington Star on 12 seniors/graduates one more time. It’s a privilege and blessing to cover Millington Central, Munford High, Tipton-Rosemark Academy and Brighton High schools. Heading to the gymnasiums, fields and various venues gives me a chance to feature and showcase these wonderful student/athletes.
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Four Tiger programs, record 23 athletes, earn NJCAA academic awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Northeast Mississippi Community College’s dedicated athletes have shattered yet another scholastic record at the close of a prosperous 2020-21 school year. A total of 23 players that wore the Northeast black-and-gold secured Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Three Tigers captured NJCAA All-Academic...
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U of M seeks up to $50 million Liberty Bowl upgrade

Though the school announced Wednesday it would be adding new outdoor seating options for the upcoming season, there’s a much larger vision. John Martin is a contributing college sports columnist for The Daily Memphian. His columns will appear weekly. Martin is a lifelong Memphian who’s covered the Memphis Tigers’ basketball program for more than a decade. Before joining The Daily Memphian team, he was the Memphis beat writer for The Athletic. Currently, he is the co-host of the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN, weekdays at 11 a.m. Martin is a graduate of White Station High School and the University of Memphis.
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‘Weems Week’ gives back to West Memphis children

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (KAIT) - Current pro basketball player and a former Razorback Sonny Weems is giving back to his community. Monday marks the first day of ‘Weems Week’ in West Memphis, and it’s the 10th Anniversary of the event. It’s a week full of giving back to the kids in the area.
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Peach Jam notebook: Two local standouts vie for championship this weekend

Memphis University School stars Curtis Givens III and R’Chaun King are still on track to bring a Peach Jam championship back to Memphis. Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.
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Brown contract set with Memphis Tigers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The ink is now dry on the deal that brings Basketball Hall of Famer, Larry Brown, to Memphis as an assistant to Head Coach Penny Hardaway. Brown has a one-year deal worth $300,000, plus incentives like an extra $2,500 for each NCAA Tournament win. The deal...
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New rugby championship coming to Memphis

After being accepted by the International Olympic Committee, the sport of cheerleading may be on it’s way toward a debut in future Olympic Games. Mississippi natives ready to compete in Tokyo Olympics. Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT. College Basketball. Larry Brown on Tigers Basketball: 'can be anything...
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#2021STARAOY- Reed All About… Again: Munford three-sport standout becomes first repeat Star Athlete of the Year

In the previous 15-year history of The Millington Star Athlete of the Year, no male or female has taken home the honor twice. Last year Munford’s Maiya Reed made the declaration that she would be the first person to win Athlete of the Year twice. Reed kept her word leading both the Munford Lady Cougar Soccer and Basketball teams in scoring. Then she concluded her high school career with an appearance in the Large School State Track Meet in Murfreesboro as part of the 4x800m relay team.
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Son of the late Desmond Merriweather intends to walk on at Memphis

Nikc Merriweather helped Penny Hardaway win multiple state championships at East High. Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.
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OSU Officially Signs Memphis Transfer Moussa Cisse

Oklahoma State made official the addition of Memphis transfer and former five-star prospect Moussa Cisse on Wednesday in a press release. Cisse, the No. 10 overall player in the 2020 class, gives OSU a second former five-star added to the roster this offseason along with incoming KU transfer Bryce Thompson.
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’21 Who’s Who Part 1: Celebrating the Class of 2021 with a few superlatives

Hats off to the Class of 2021. The seniors from Millington Central High School, Munford High School, Tipton-Rosemark Academy and Brighton High School have navigated a school year like no other. From all-virtual to hybrid schedules, each member of the 12th grade had to battle new challenges, deal with new regulations and still try to maintain as many traditions as possible.
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Tigers trio headed to Tokyo to represent their respective countries and Memphis in Olympic Games

Memphis, Tenn. — From Memphis to Tokyo, three former UofM students will make the journey and represent their respective countries and the Bluff City at the Olympic Games. Former Penny Hardaway protégée Precious Achiuwa will head to Tokyo as part of the Nigerian Men’s Basketball team. Achiuwa dazzled Memphis fans on the court during the 2019-20 season to the tune of 16 points and 11 rebounds on average across 31 games. Along with a ticket to Tokyo, that talent got Achiuwa drafted by the Miami Heat 20th overall in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft.
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Three former Memphis Tigers are headed to Tokyo for 2020 Olympic Games

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Tigers will be well represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as three former Tigers will compete in the 32nd Summer Olympics. Precious Achiuwa (2019-20) will be part of the Nigerian Men’s Basketball team, Ellen Roberts (2011-14) will compete for Australia’s Softball team, while Joe Salisbury (2010-14) will represent Great Britain in Men’s Tennis.