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Monday / September 16.
  • Memphis adds Florida transfer Isaiah Stokes

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    Memphis added former University of Florida big man Isaiah Stokes to its 2019-20 roster, the school announced.

    Stokes played prep basketball at Lausanne in Memphis before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He also played AAU ball for Memphis coach Penny Hardaway before Hardaway was named the Tigers’ coach in March 2018.

    “He’s a veteran player that’s physical, tough and has a great (basketball) IQ,” Hardaway said.

    Stokes is the brother of former All-Southeastern Conference performer Jarnell Stokes, who played for Tennessee and was selected in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.

    Stokes, who is 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, spent the past two seasons at Florida, but sat out the 2017-18 season while recovering from a torn ACL. He appeared in 26 games during the 2018-19 season and averaged 2.7 points and a rebound. Stokes will not be eligible to play this season unless he is granted a waiver by the NCAA.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.