MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tiger fever is hot across the Bluff City.
Coach Penny Hardaway scored a verbal commitment from another five-star recruit Friday morning.
To say Tiger fans are relishing in this moment is an understatement.
This means FedEx Forum will be the place to be come fall!
“t's a great day to be a tiger baby,” said Brad Phillips, fan.
The only thing hotter than the pork on the grill at Tom Lee Park is the hype surrounding Hardaway's Tiger basketball team.
Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa said he is coming to Memphis.
It's the fourth top commitment for new head coach Penny Hardaway, putting his class at number one in the country.
Hardaway's class already includes the top recruit in the country – James Wiseman – an East High basketball standout.
“It's Penny, he can do what he wants to do,” said Anthony Tan, fan.
Hardaway's success on the recruiting trail comes amid a shakeup at The University of Memphis athletics department.
Athletic Director Tom Bowen resigned Tuesday to pursue other opportunities.
Former redbirds GM and Memphis alum Allie Prescott took the interim AD job.
Fans say they believe the Tigers are on the right track to make it far next March!
An early prediction before the first tip of the season.
“Get your team built up, make a run for it,” said Tan.
The Memphis Grizzlies also secured the number two pick in the NBA draft, so there's lots of excitement around that.
Memphis Madness will be sometime in October.
The university hasn’t announced the date yet.