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Bock: This AAC School Can Make National Noise with Transfer Class



Going into the season, Memphis had one of the more intriguing teams on paper, highlighted by many transfers. This isn’t surprising as head coach Penny Hardaway has brought interesting transfer and high school classes to the program since his tenure began in 2018.

Through the first week, Memphis has defeated Jackson State (94-77) and Missouri (70-55) in Columbia. To no surprise, Memphis’ top-five leading scorers are all transfers from this past offseason. Jaykwon Walton, who was once committed to Alabama and UCF last summer, has averaged 16.0 PTS and 4.0 REB through two games.

Let’s take a look at how Memphis’ entire transfer class is doing early on.

Jaykwon Walton, F – Wichita State

16.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 1.5 AST

Jahvon Quinerly, G – Alabama

13.0 PTS, 4.5 REB, 4.5 AST

David Jones, F – St. John’s

12.5 PTS, 6.0 REB, 2.5 AST

Jordan Brown, F – Louisiana

11.5 PTS, 5.0 REB, 0.5 AST

Caleb Mills, G – Florida State

9.0 PTS, 5.5 REB, 2.0 AST

Nick Jourdain, G – Temple

8.0 PTS, 5.5 REB, 2.0 AST

Jayhlon Young, G – UCF

3.5 PTS, 1.0 REB, 1.0 AST

Jonathan Pierre, G – Nova Southeastern (D-II)

1.0 PTS, 1.0 REB, 1.0 AST


Memphis is in a new-look AAC adding Florida Atlantic, North Texas, UAB and others. The American could be a two team race between the Tigers and FAU, with others trying to stay competitive. Regardless of who wins the conference, Memphis can make national noise with this current roster.

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