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.