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DeAndre Williams Says “Penny Showed the Better Hand”

Evansville transfer DeAndre Williams signed with Memphis on Friday, he announced on social media.

Williams’ recruitment extended almost a week longer than originally planned and the 6-foot-9 forward eventually chose Memphis over Arkansas, Baylor, and Kentucky (maybe).

Reports are that Kentucky was completely out of the recruitment when Williams made his announcement Friday. Go Big Blue Country is under the impression that Kentucky hasn’t been involved since last weekend when there was concern from Williams’ camp about the addition of Olivier Sarr to the UK roster.

Williams told John Martin of The Athletic that Kentucky fought until the very end.

“They were fighting until the end. Penny [Hardaway] just showed the better hand. He wanted a true relationship with me, and it stuck out to me real huge,” Williams told Martin.

If it came down to Kentucky and Memphis, the Tigers were clearly the only choice to make in the end.

Williams would have added depth to the roster but it could’ve created playing time issues at the 4 spot with Keion Brooks, Lance Ware, and Isaiah Jackson.

In my opinion, the decision made worked out the best for both parties. David Sisk of Cats Illustrated reported earlier on Friday that Kentucky was completely out of the picture.

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  1. Robert. Browning

    May 16, 2020 at 2:12 pm05

    To be honest we need one more 7 footer for center. Other than that UK is the real deal.Penny will never bring back Memphis to where coach Cal had it.with all due respect remember what a funny joke it was when Evansville best UK. The world laughed this kid played on that team.He will learn at Memphis and would clearly at UK his true skills. This is not 5th year high school basketball.

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