University of Memphis Basketball History
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NCAA Postseason History

38 Postseason Tournament Appearances Including:
 ... 2 NCAA Championship Games
 ... 3 NCAA Final Fours
 ... 1 NIT Championship
 ... 2 NIT Championship Games
 ... 3 NIT Final Fours

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Timeline

1920-21 - Inaugural Season of Tiger Basketball, 22-8 record
1957 - NIT Championship Game
 - Win Wilfong, NIT MVP
1967 - Joined Missouri Valley Conference
1973 - NCAA Tournament Finals vs. UCLA
 - Larry Finch, NCAA Midwest Region MVP 
1975 - Joined Metro Conference
1982 - NCAA Sweet Sixteen 
 - Ranked #1 in the Nation, January 10 
 - Keith Lee, Metro Conference Player of the Year
1983 - NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1984 - NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1985 - NCAA Final Four
 - Keith Lee, Metro Conference Player of the Year 
 - Andre Turner, NCAA Midwest Region MVP
1992 - NCAA Great Eight 
 - Penny Hardaway, Great Midwest Conference MVP 
 - Founding Member of the Great Midwest Conference
1993 - Penny Hardaway, Great Midwest Conference MVP
1995 - NCAA Sweet Sixteen 
 - Founding Member of Conference USA
2001 - NIT Final Four
2002 - NIT Champions
2002 - Dajuan Wagner, NIT MVP
2003 - NCAA Tournament
2004 - NCAA Final 32
 - Antonio Burks, Conference USA Player of the Year, CollegeInsider.com (All-America Team) 
 - Sean Banks, ESPN.com 2004 (National Freshman of the Year)
2005 - NIT Final Four
2006 - NCAA Elite Eight
2007 - NCAA Elite Eight
2008 - NCAA National Championship Runner-up
2009 - NCAA Sweet Sixteen

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Previous Players

ANTONIO ANDERSON
 ... 2009 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
 ... 2008-09 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
 ... 2008-09 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
 ... 2008 Conference USA Tournament MVP
 ... 2007-08 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
 ... 2006-07 collegeinsider.com All-America Defensive Team
 ... 2006-07 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team 

 

FOREST ARNOLD
 ... UPI, 1955, 1956 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1954, 1955, 1956 (honorable mention)

 

ORBY ARNOLD 
 ... United Press International 1958 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1958 (honorable mention)

SEAN BANKS 
 ... ESPN.com 2004 (National Freshman of the Year) 
 ... The Sporting News, Basketball Times, CollegeInsider.com (Freshman All-America Team)

 

HUNTER BECKMAN 
 ... Converse 1962 (honorable mention)

 

WILLIAM BEDFORD 
 ... Associated Press 1986 (3rd team) 
 ... United Press International 1986 (honorable mention)

 

JAMES BRADLEY 
 ... Associated Press 1978 (3rd team) 
 ... Converse 1977 (honorable mention) 
 ... The Sporting News 1978, 1979 (honorable mention)

ANTONIO BURKS
 ... 2004 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
 ... 2004 Conference USA Player of the Year
 ... CollegeInsider.com (All-America Team)

 

MIKE BUTLER 
 ... Converse 1968 (honorable mention)

RODNEY CARNEY
 ... 2006 Conference USA Player of the Year

 

BILL COOK 
 ... Associated Press 1975 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1975, 1976 (honorable mention) 
 ... The Sporting News 1974 (honorable mention)

 

JAMES DOUGLAS 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1971 (honorable mention)

JOEY DORSEY
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Conference Second Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Conference First Team
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
 ... 2007 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
 ... 2006 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
 ... 2005 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

CHRIS DOUGLAS-ROBERTS
 ... 2008 JOHN WOODEN AWARD All-America Team
 ... 2008 NAISMITH AWARDS National Player of the Year Finalist
 ... 2008 Associated Press All-America First Team
 ... 2008 ESPN.com All-America First Team
 ... 2008 The Sporting News All-America First Team
 ... 2008 USBWA All-America First Team
 ... 2008 NABC All-America First Team
 ... 2008 Basketball Times All-America Second Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Conference First Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA Player of the Year
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
 ... 2007 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Conference First Team
 ... 2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
 ... 2007 Conference USA Tournament MVP
 ... 2006 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

ROBERT DOZIER 
 ... 2009 C-USA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
 ... 2008-09 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
 ... 2008-09 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

TYREKE EVANS 
 ... 2009 C-USA Freshman of the Year
 ... 2009 C-USA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
 ... 2008-09 CONFERENCE USA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
 ... 2008-09 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
 ... 2009 C-USA Rookie of the Week (9-Time)
 ... 2008-09 Consensus National Freshman of the Year
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (ESPN.com)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (USBWA)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (The Sporting News)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (CBSSports.com)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (FoxSports.com)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (CollegeHoops.net)
 ... 2008-09 National Freshman of the Year (NaismithLives.com)

 

LARRY FINCH 
 ... Associated Press 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... United Press International 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... Citizen's Savings Athletic Foundation 1973 (1st team) 
 ... U.S.B.W.A. 1973 (1st team) 
 ... Basketball News 1972 (3rd team)

ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 
 ... Associated Press 1992 (honorable mention) 
 ... Associated Press 1993 (1st team) 
 ... The Sporting News 1993 (1st team) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1993 (1st team) 
 ... U.S. Basketball Writers 1993 (1st team) 
 ... John Wooden 1993 (1st team) 
 ... Scripps-Howard 1993 (1st team) 
 ... Playboy 1992 (1st team) 
 ... Basketball Times 1993 (2nd team)

 

MARION HILLARD 
 ... Converse 1975, 1976 (honorable mention) 
 ... The Sporting News 1976 (honorable mention)

 

OTIS JACKSON 
 ... The Sporting News 1982 (honorable mention)

 

RICH JONES 
 ... Converse 1969 (honorable mention) 
 ... The Sporting News 1969 (honorable mention) 
 ... N.E.A. 1969 (honorable mention)

 

LARRY KENON 
 ... Associated Press 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1973 (2nd team) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1973 (1st team)

 

GEORGE KIRK 
 ... United Press International 1963 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1963, 1964 (honorable mention)

KEITH LEE
 ... Associated Press 1982 (2nd team), 1983 (2nd team), 1984 (3rd team), 1985 (1st team) 
 ... UPI 1982 (honorable mention), 1983 (1st team), 1984 (2nd team), 1985 (1st team) 
 ... Converse 1982 (2nd team), 1983 (1st team) 
 ... The Sporting News 1982 (honorable mention), 1983 (1st team), 1985 (1st team)
 ... Basketball Weekly 1982 (3rd team), 1983 (1st team)1984 (3rd team) 1985 (1st team)
 ... U.S.B.W.A. 1983 (1st team),1985 (1st team)
 ... Basketball Times 1982 (5th team) 1983 (1st team), 1984 (3rd team), 1985 (2nd team)
 ... NBC 1983 (1st team) 
 ... ESPN 1983 (2nd team), 1984 (2nd team),1985 (1st team) 
 ... National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), 1984 (2nd team), 1985(1st team)

 

BOBBY PARKS
 ... The Sporting News 1983 (honorable mention)

ELLIOT PERRY
 ... Associated Press 1989 (honorable mention) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1990 (honorable mention)

 

DEXTER REED 
 ... Converse 1977 (2nd team) 
 ... The Sporting News 1977 (honorable mention)

 

RONNIE ROBINSON 
 ... Converse 1973 (honorable mention) 
 ... Basketball News 1972 (3rd team)

DERRICK ROSE
 ... 2008 FIRST DRAFT PICK (CHICAGO BULLS)
 ... 2008 JOHN WOODEN AWARD All-America Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Conference First Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
 ... 2008 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
 ... 2008 Conference USA All-Tournament Team

SHAWN TAGGART

 

ANDRE TURNER 
 ... Associated Press 1986 (honorable mention) 
 ... United Press International 1986 (honorable mention)

DAVID VAUGHN
 ... The Sporting News 1992 (1st team freshman All-American team)

DAJUAN WAGNER
 ... Associated Press 2002 (honorable mention) 
 ... Basketball Times 2002 (1st team freshman All-American) 
 ... The Sporting News 2002 (freshman All-American)
 ... 2002 Conference USA Freshman of the Year

DARIUS WASHINGTON
 ... 2006 Conference USA All-Conference First Team
 ... 2005 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
 ... 2005 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
 ... 2005 Conference USA All-Tournament Team

 

WIN WILFONG 
 ... United Press International 1956 (honorable mention) 
 ... Converse 1957 (1st team) 
 ... Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation 1957 (1st team)

ELLIOT WILLIAMS
 ... 2010 NBA Draft -- 22nd Overall (First Round)

SHAWNE WILLIAMS
 ... 2006 Conference USA Freshman of the Year

LORENZEN WRIGHT
 ... Basketball Times 1996 (2nd team All-American) 
 ... College Sports 1996 (2nd team All-American) 
 ... UPI 1996 (2nd team All-American) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1996 (3rd team All-American) 
 ... NABC 1996 (3rd team All-American) 
 ... Basketball Times 1995 (1st team freshman All-American) 
 ... Basketball Weekly 1995 (1st team freshman All-American)

 

WAYNE YATES 
 ... Converse 1961 (honorable mention) 
 ... New York Times 1961 (1st team)

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NBA Draft Picks
49 DRAFT PICKS (INCLUDING 21 IN TOP TWO ROUNDS)

YEAR NAME TEAM ROUND/PICK
1952 John Wallesea Minneapolis NA 
1957 Win Wilfong St. Louis 1st/4th 
1957 Jack Butcher Boston 10th/NA 
1959 Orby Arnold St. Louis 7th/NA 
1960 George Price New York 9th/NA 
1961 Wayne Yates Los Angeles 1st/4th 
1961 Lowery Kirk Cincinnati 4th/NA 
1963 Hunter Beckman Cincinnati 7th/NA 
1964 George Kirk Cincinnati 5th/NA 
1964 Bob Neumann Cincinnati 10th/NA 
1968 Rich Jones Phoenix 4th/49th (remained at Memphis State in 1968-69) 
1968 Mike Butler San Diego 10th/121st (signed with Utah Stars of ABA) 
1969 Rich Jones Phoenix 5th/58th 
1971 James Douglas Buffalo 16th/226th 
1972 Don Holcomb Boston 6th/94th 
1973 Larry Kenon Detroit 3rd/50th (signed with NY Nets of ABA) 
1973 Ronnie Robinson Phoenix 4th/60th (signed with Memphis Tams of ABA) 
1973 Larry Finch Los Angeles 4th/68th (signed with Memphis Tams of ABA) 
1976 Bill Cook Washington 3rd/49th 
1976 Marion Hillard Washington 4th/65th 
1979 James Bradley Atlanta 3rd/58th 
1979 Rodney Lee Detroit 8th/150th 
1981 Dennis Isbell San Diego 5th/100th 
1981 Hank McDowell Golden State 5th/102nd 
1982 Otis Jackson New Jersey 8th/174th 
1984 Bobby Parks Atlanta 3rd/58th 
1984 Phillip Haynes LA Clippers 6th/121st 
1985 Keith Lee Chicago 1st/11th (traded to Cleveland same day of draft, traded to New Jersey, 1987) 
1986 William Bedford Phoenix 1st/6th (also played for Detroit, LA Clippers & San Antonio) 
1986 Baskerville Holmes Milwaukee 3rd/68th 
1986 Andre Turner LA Lakers 3rd/69th (Also played with Washington) 
1987 Vincent Askew Philadelphia 2nd/39th (Played with Golden State, Seattle, NJ Nets, Indiana Pacers and Denver) 
1988 Sylvester Gray Miami 2nd/35th
1988 Dwight Boyd Denver 3rd/66th
1991 Elliot Perry LA Clippers 2nd/37th (Played with Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Jersey and Phoenix)
1993 Anfernee Hardaway Golden State 1st/3rd (Played six seasons with Orlando before being traded to Phoenix)
1995 David Vaughn Orlando Magic 1st/25th
1996 Lorenzen Wright LA Clippers 1st/7th (Played three seasons with the Clippers and two with Atlanta before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001)
1997 Cedric Henderson Cleveland Cavs 2nd/45th (Also played with Golden State and Philadelphia) 
Chris Garner Toronto Raptors Free Agent (Also played with the Golden State Warriors) 
2002 Dajuan Wagner Cleveland Cavs 1st/6th
2004 Antonio Burks Orlando Magic 2nd/37th
2006 Rodney Carney Philadelphia 76ers 1st/16th
2006 Shawne Williams Indiana Pacers 1st/17th
2008 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls 1st/1st
2008 Joey Dorsey Portland Trailblazers 2nd/3rd (traded to Houston same day of draft)
2008 Chris Douglas-Roberts 2nd/10th
2009 Tyreke Evans 1st/4th
2009 Robert Dozier 2nd/60th
2010 Elliot Williams 1st/22nd

Highest Draft Pick: Derrick Rose (1st overall)

First Round Picks: (12) Win Wilfong, Wayne Yates, Keith Lee, William Bedford, Anfernee Hardaway, David Vaughn, Lorenzen Wright, Dajuan Wagner, Rodney Carney, Shawne Williams, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans

Most Players drafted in same Year: (3) 1973, 1986, & 2008

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