Memphis basketball provides switch guard Damaria Franklin

Damaria Franklin is becoming a member of the Memphis basketball staff.

The Illinois-Chicago switch guard made the announcement Monday, committing to the Tigers over presents from Iowa State, Mississippi State, Kansas State and Arizona State, amongst others. His pledge comes one week after Memphis misplaced guard Emmanuel Akot to Western Kentucky. Akot agreed to play for coach Penny Hardaway in June however backed out of his dedication on the primary day of the autumn semester.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Franklin is a fifth-year senior and spent two seasons at State Truthful (Missouri) Group School and one at Tennessee Tech earlier than returning to his hometown to play one season for the Flames the place he earned All-Horizon League honors. Since Franklin has already utilized his fast eligibility switch, he’ll want the NCAA to grant him a waiver to play for Memphis this season. If he’s not granted a waiver, he gained’t be eligible till the 2023-24 season.