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Saturday / January 28.
  • Five-star guard Mikey Williams, four-star small forward J.J. Taylor commit to Memphis

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Mikey Williams, the five-star combo guard from San Ysidro (CA), and J.J. Taylor, the four-star small forward from San Ysidro, announced their commitments to Memphis on Saturday night.

    Williams, ranked the No. 3 combo guard in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports.com, also had interest from Arkansas, Arizona State, and Kansas, among others.

    An Internet phenomenon due to high-flying style of play, Williams has 3.7 million Instagram followers and nearly 80,000 Twitter followers.

    Taylor, ranked the No. 23 small forward by 247, recently left Donda Academy (CA) for San Ysidro.

    He held offers from a wide-range of schools including Illinois, Kentucky, Duke, Texas, Nebraska, LSU, Florida, Maryland, Michigan State, Tulane, Michigan, Arizona, Kansas, DePaul, Baylor, North Carolina and Western Illinois, among others.

    They join four-star guard Carl Cherenfant and three-star guard Ryan Forrest in coach Penny Hardaway’s recruiting class.

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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.