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Breaking: Memphis lands four-star senior Jordan Nesbitt

October 1, 2020

Penny Hardaway strikes for the second day in a row, this time he lands a big guard prospect in Jordan Nesbitt who is committing to the Tigers, he told He chose Memphis over Illinois and Saint Louis.

Nesbitt will be an immediate presence on both ends for Penny Hardaway, he lands a guy who averaged 25 points and nearly 12 rebounds a game at St. Louis Christian Academy last season. His breakout game came against Prolific Prep where he scored 35 points.

But why Memphis for the four-star senior?

“The reason I’m going to Memphis is that the culture and just how Penny sees my game more different than the other schools recruiting me. A lot of people were recruiting me as a wing-type of player but Coach Penny [Hardaway] said he wants me to be a hybrid-guard playing the one or two because of my playmaking ability and being able to score.”

Playing for Penny Hardaway, what does that sound like to you?

”Man, this is a blessing. Playing under a Hall-of-Famer and a person that played as a big guard just like me. He can help me use a lot of his knowledge at the next level as well.”

Discuss the current roster, thoughts on it and what will you bring?

”Well I mean most of the guys might get drafted but even if they don’t, I still feel like I’m bringing another playmaking presence and just an all-around type of player, that’s what people will see and they will really understand my game.”

For Memphis fans, who is Jordan Nesbitt?

”I’m a cool guy. I can be goofy sometimes as well but the majority of the time I stay to myself and just work hard. I’m going to try and be the best to come out of Memphis.”

You’re an opposing head coach, give me Jordan Nesbitt’s scouting report?

”To me, my game is really that I can score at all three-levels, but mid-range more than anything and can get others involved as a big guard. I have the type of game where you can see the skillset in every move or shot I take in-game.”

Nesbitt joins Top-100 guys Josh Minott and John Camden in the 2021 class. Camden told me yesterday that this class is going to be extremely fun to watch with three big-guards entering the mix under Penny Hardaway.

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