Coach Pastner has the opportunity to bring in two great players for the 2014 class. He has already missed out on other prospects but that’s okay. He has a chance to redeem himself and have another top five recruiting class. On Oct. 18, Cliff Alexander from Chicago and Zylan Cheatham from Phoenix, Ariz., will be attending Memphis Madness. They also will be joined by another potential prospect for the Tigers.
JaQuan Lyle, former commit to Louisville, will be at Memphis Madness. This is a huge deal considering the fact that Memphis lost out on Josh Gray, Leron Black, Cinmeon Bowers and others. Lyle reopened his recruiting process after he decided that Louisville was not the right fit for him.
Lyle (6-4, 185) and Alexander are very close and would like to play on the same team in college. Well, they will get their chance to do so, but where will they go is the question. Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, UConn and Indiana are also looking to nail both recruits. With Alexander’s girlfriend attending Kansas, he might head that way and have Lyle follow him.
As of right now, Kansas is the favorite to get the awesome tag team, but you never know how it will play out.
Pastner now has to persuade both players that they belong with Memphis. It will not be easy as he is having to compete with Bill Self, Sean Miller and the rest of the coaches.
If Pastner can get these two guys, then the 2014 class is going to look great. Just imagine if Memphis can keep all of their freshmen after this upcoming season. Memphis will be dangerous at every position and could possibly land in the top 10 once the preseason poll comes out before the 2014-2015 season kicks off.