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13. Memphis

The Tigers nationally ranked recruiting class will play a significant role. But Austin Nichols and the rest of the class will have the benefit of competing with an experienced group of guards on Josh Pastners most intriguing Memphis squad. Missouri transfer Michael Dixon joins 2012-13 leading scorer Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford and Geron Johnson in a dangerous assembly that comprises one of the nations best backcourts. But there are questions inside now that Tarik Black is gone. A pair of young players -- Nichols and sophomore Shaq Goodwin -- must make an impact inside or Memphis will struggle against elite teams. -- Myron Medcalf

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