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Tigers get Azab on court

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Tiger basketball team gets a welcome addition.

Center Karim Azab, standing at 6'11", 285 pound, officially joins the team after spending several weeks in limbo working out his immigration papers between the United States and his native Egypt.

Azab played High School ball in Chicago and on the American AAU circuit.

Memphis Head Coach Tubby Smith said Azab is a much needed addition.

"He's really shown he's going to be a promising player whether he plays this year or not." Smith said. "There's still some things we have to address with the NCAA, not necessarily his eligibility, but about how many games he played, y'know, how many games he might have to sit. but that's something we're really still discussing with the NCAA."

The Tigers make their first public appearance under Tubby in an exhibition game against CBU November 7 at FedExForum.

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