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Jarvis Greer

Tigers Basketball #3 in A.P.

the Memphis Tigers Basketball team is NOT a unanimous number one in the Nation...

But, it's pretty close... 

The Associated Press Pre-Season poll released today ranks the Tigers Number-3...just like the Coaches poll earlier this week.

North Carolina is number one...UCLA number-2.

The U of M does receive 18 first place votes...11 shy of the Tar Heels..

The Tigers return all 5 starters from last years' Elite 8 squad...plus one notable addition.

Derrick Rose, considered by many as the Nations' Top Recruit, now wears Tiger Blue.

"Practices are real hard. At first I thought practice was going to be cool but coach wants the game to real fast. So it's something I'm getting used to. "

How long the Tigers keep their Number-3 ranking may depend on the Healing Powers of Center Joey Dorsey.

Dorsey's sprained right shoulder, injured in a scrimmage vs. St. Louis U. Last Saturday, has NOT allowed him to compete in Practice...and it looks like he WON'T play in Monday's Season Opener against UT Martin at FedExForum.

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