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Earl Timberlake ready to go for Tigers basketball

(WMC Action News 5)
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The monster recruiting class University of Memphis Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway is putting together gets a boost from within the ranks.

Hardaway has already alluded to it, but now there’s confirmation from outside sources.

Guard Earl Timberlake is cleared to begin all basketball-related activities. That’s according to cbssports.com’s Jon Rothstein. 

Timberlake, a heralded transfer from Miami, had been dealing with both shoulder and ankle injuries at the conclusion of last season. 

He ended up playing only seven games for the hurricanes as a freshman.

His injuries and his status as a 4-star recruit out of Maryland led him to ream doctors with the Washington Football Team in the off-season. 

Considered a Top 10 NBA pick before the injury, Timberlake prepped at National Powerhouse DeMatha Catholic.

The 6′6″, 215 pounder is a force driving the lane and around the basket.

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