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2016 Schedule
19-15, 7th in American
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Leading scorer will return to Memphis

Memphis forward Dedric Lawson (15.8 PPG as a freshman) withdrew his name from the NBA draft on Thursday, giving new head coach Tubby Smith a key returner to build around next season. The Commercial Appeal

Report: Lawson struggles in agility tests

Though forward Dedric Lawson performed well in the NBA combine non-stationary shooting drills (15-of-18 shooting from 15 feet), he struggled during the physical tests. The 18-year-old freshman finished last or tied for last in every category in the agility test. The Commercial Appeal

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Coppin State graduate transfer Christian Kessee committed to Memphis, source told ESPN. Eligible immediately.

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Biggest recruiting questions facing new coaches

Can Josh Pastner keep top talent in Georgia? Will Tubby Smith change his recruiting philosophy at Memphis? New coaches face some difficult questions.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Memphis forward Dedric Lawson has entered the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, a source told The Undefeated. He averaged 15.8 points and 9.3 rebounds as a freshman. Lawson previously announced he was returning to school, but sent in the paperwork today to apply for the NBA draft.

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Breaking down the Tubby Smith hire at Memphis (4:15)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

A Texas Tech official told ESPN that Tubby Smith called AD Kirby Hocutt this morning that he was accepting the Memphis job. Smith had three years remaining on his contract and is obligated to pay a $900,000 buyout to the school.

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Tubby Smith joins Memphis on five-year deal

Tubby Smith has agreed to be Memphis' men's basketball coach, signing a five-year, $15.45 million deal. Smith joins the Tigers after leading Texas Tech to the NCAA tournament this past season.

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Chances Tubby Smith heads to Memphis? (2:39)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Pastner's deal at Georgia Tech expected to be six years at $11 million overall. Salary will climb each year. He had four years left at Memphis at $10-plus million. So yes this is a much better deal. Pastner was in Little Rock, Ark, recruiting Wednesday when he got the call. He has been with Georgia Tech officials the past 30-plus hours figuring out deal.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Pastner has been looking for a way out of Memphis but wasn't going to leave money on the table. He would have gone to TCU. He will land better at Georgia Tech once this is official, which I agree @GoodmanESPN will be later today.

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record34-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26