Saturday, August 1, 2009

Latavious Williams Skips Out On Memphis For China.

Scratch Latavious Williams off the list as the first big-time recruit for Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. The jewel of the 2009 Memphis recruiting class, and Josh Pastner's first signee as the head coach of the Tigers, is opting to head overseas. Williams, a top 20 recruit nationally, was quoted as saying that it is a "done deal" and that he is "trying to work something out in China". This is a devastating loss for the Tigers. With all they lost to graduation last year and Shawn Taggart's decision to skip his final year of eligibility, the Tigers will now head into the season with some serious question marks across their front line - can Pierre Henderson-Niles stay in shape and away from his grandmother's cooking? How good is JuCo transfer Will Coleman? Can the unproven Angel Garcia contribute? Williams, an athletic 6'7" combo forward with a similar skill set to Robert Dozier, would have provided some versatility to the Tiger's frontline as he is mobile enough to play some on the perimeter.

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