Derrick Favors, Lighting It Up; John Wall to Memphis?

Derrick Favors continues to light it up, routinely putting up 20-20 games even as he plays against the top recruits in the nation. However, one key aspect about Favors is his attitude towards improvement and goal setting:

“I wanted the eighth-graders to do 50 pushups a night,” says [Favor’s coach] Reddick, who played professionally in Europe for 12 years. “Derrick came up to me and said, ‘Coach, how many do your guys do a night?’ When I told him 150-200, he said that’s how many he was going to start doing.”

Favors also does not intend to transfer schools, which sets him apart from other top recruits. Putting up 20-20 against top competition is excellent, but the key element that separates great players from merely good (or merely talented) is work ethic and an innate drive to improve themselves.

Naturally, Favors is the prize recruit this year by all of the major programs, and the ACC programs reportedly in the mix are Georgia Tech, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Florida State.

Meanwhile, Jerry Myers muses about the possibility of Favors going to Duke. Jerry reports that NC State, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Georgia are already high on Favor’s list.

Elsewhere, top PG John Wall from the Raliegh, NC area may be headed to Memphis. This is also being reported by here, along with Xavier Henry and Karron Johnson

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4 Responses to Derrick Favors, Lighting It Up; John Wall to Memphis?

  1. mike 23 says:

    memphis tiger roster

    John Wall PG

    Xavier Henry SG

    Karron Johnson SF

    Matt Simpkins PF

    Derrick Favors C

  2. mike 23 says:

    The 2009 season would look great for the Memphis Tigers greatest team to watch in college basketball

    John wall,

    Xavier Henry

    Karron Johnson

    Matt simpkins

    Derrick Favors

  3. XEEK says:

    THE 2009 SEASON WILL LOOK TO DAM GOOD FOR THE MEMPHIS TIGERS. WILL SO MANY SUPERSTAR ON THE TEAM WILL THEY GET ALONG.

  4. Thanks for posting this, I found it very informational. I was born in Memphis and still have a lot happy memories of the area. I am working on a vacation back there this summer. Has Memphis changed much from the early 80’s? I am really looking forward to seeing Graceland again.

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