Memphis Has Three Inked Heading Into Final Day of Signing Period
Nov. 20, 2001
Heading into the final day of the NCAA's early signing period, the University of Memphis has signed three players including junior college standout Qyntel Woods (6-9, 230) who signed a national letter of intent with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Also signing earlier in the signing period was Craigmont guard Jeremy Hunt (6-3, 175) and Almany Thiero (6-10, 240) who is a senior at Mt. Zion Academy in Durham, N.C.
Woods averaged almost 23 points last year at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri last year. He transferred and is playing this season at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Hunt averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 assists and 3.3 steals as a junior and signed on the first day of the early signing period. He also shot on 79 percent of his free throws, going to the free throw line 179 times as a junior, 24 more times than anyone else in the city of Memphis.
In addition to a pair of local players, the Tigers signed Thiero who is originally from Mali, West Africa. He grew up three miles from current U of M tiger Modibo Diarra.
Thiero averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds last year for Mt. Zion.