Ian Granja, A world prospect from Spain, dedicated to Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway early Saturday.
Get Greater Academy posted the information of Granja’s dedication on social media, which Granja reposted on his Instagram Website.
“I am so excited to be becoming a member of the Memphis program. It is a dream come true,” Granja tprevious worldwide basketball reporter Riccardo De Angelis.
The 19-yr-previous spent the previous yr having fun with for Get Greater Academy in Prague, Czech Republic, the place he was a member of GBA Sojky Pelhrimov (An factor of 1 Liga, Educated league Inside the Czech Republic) and the U19 Czech league.
A 6-foot-8 wing, Granja averaged 9.1 factors (38.4% from The sector and 25.6% from three) And three.3 rebounds in 19 video recreations with GBA Sojky Pelhrimov. In 19 video recreations with the Czech Republic U19 League, Granja averaged 13.7 factors (43.1% from The sector And three0.7% from three) and 4.3 rebounds.
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Earlier to shifting to the Czech Republic, Granja performed for FC Barcelona in his house nation For two seasons. He averaged 8.3 factors per recreation Inside the 2020-21 common season and 9.0 per recreation in Spain U18 Membership Champions League rivals.
Granja turns into The one freshman on the Tigers’ roster, although Hardaway nonetheless has A minimal of One other open scholarship remaining.
Memphis concluded the second (and final) session of summer time exercises this week. Following A quick break, the Tigers will return to campus when packages start Aug. 22.
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