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Carrie Anderson

Tigers Get Verbal Commitment From Cousins

No matter what the Tigers do this post season, go ahead and mark Memphis down as a preseason favorite for next year.

The team is reloaded and ready to go next year, securing another top 5 ranked player giving them arguably the top recruiting class in the country for '09.

Rivals.com's number 2 ranked player, 6'11 Center DeMarcus Cousins has verbally committed to the Tigers, bolstering an already stellar '09 class that includes Xavier Henry and Nolan Dennis.

Cousins has a massive 7'6 wingspan and can play either the 4 or 5 spot.

The McDonalds All-American averages 21 points, 12 boards and 5 blocks a game.

Memphis beat out Washington, Kansas State and NC State in the Cousins lottery.

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