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Penny Hardaway's son has committed to play for his father at Memphis

Jayden Hardaway had already played for his dad at Memphis East High School, but the 6-foot-5 shooting guard spent last season at IMG Academy in Florida.


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Penny Hardaway has started his tenure as head coach at his alma mater, Memphis, with his first signing his own son. 

 

Jayden Hardaway announced, via an Instagram post, Tuesday that he will play for his father at Memphis.

 

Ater already playing for his father at Memphis East High School, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard spent last season at IMG Academy in Florida.

Jayden explained the rationale behind his decision to play for his dad to Mark Giannotto of the Commercial Appeal: "I'm able to obviously trust my dad. I know he cares for me. I know he's going to push me to be my greatest. There just wasn't a better situation for me than to go there."

 

"I wanted to announce it earlier because I had known I was going there for a couple of weeks," he also said to Giannotto. "I was just waiting. I was waiting for my dad to get everything straightened out and he gave me permission to commit."

I would like to thank God and my family for helping me make this decision. I would also like to thank the coaches that showed interest and offers throughout the years. It is with great excitement that I am announcing my commitment to both of my parents Alma Mater, the University of Memphis

Memphis will gain yet another commitment on Wednesday morning, according to ESPN, as former Wichita State signee Alex Lomax announced he would also play for Hardaway who's coached Lomax since the fifth grade and is considered a father-figure for the six-foot point guard.

 

Lomax is considered a four-star recruit by the outlet.

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