Tubby Smith and the University of Memphis staff have landed their first commitment of the 2018 class, and he’s a literally a massive haul for the Tigers.

7-foot-4-inch center Connor Vanover is one of the best shooting big men in the country, is a consensus 3-star recruit, capable of impacting the game with his soft-shooting touch, tremendous ength, shot-blocking, and shot-altering ability.  

Vanover Helped lead his team to the 2016 Arkansas Class 4A State championship and a 26-8 record; started 33 of 34 games and averaged 14.7 ppg., 8.4 rpg., and 3.4 bpg.

Vanover is a two-time All-State perform in Arkansas and captured the 2016 Penny Hardaway Classic MVP. He also earned a gold medal with the the USA Basketball team at the 2015 FIBA Americas 16U. 

He played on the Nike EYBL circuit with Pro Skills, where he averaged nearly 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks, while shoring 55% from the field.

Connor Vanover Highlights-Shooting from the Parking lot
What stands out most about Vanover is his ability to knock down shots from behind the arc. Vanover shot 43% from three point range in the NIKE EYBL playing against some of the top competition in the nation. 

Attends Arkansas Baptist High School (Ark.), where he has amassed 963 points, 576 rebounds and 213 blocked shots in his two-year prep career.

Vanover will join a huge front line for the Tigers that already includes 6-foot-9 260-pound Mike Parks Jr., 6-foot-10 270-pound Karim Azab, 6-foot-8 235-pound Victor Enoh, and 6-foot-8 205-pound power forward Kyvon Davenport.

2 thoughts on “7-Foot-4-Inch Findlay Prep Center Connor Vanover has committed to the University of Memphis’ Basketball Team 

  1. I love sports but these ball players should stand for our anthem out of respect for those who gave their lives for these players freedoms…I am choosing to boycott TV coverage and all games till these clowns wake up! The people that should be making the salaries that these players are making are the School teachers, Police and Firefighters and Caregivers of America.(Not a bunch of clowns playing a mere game or sport!)

    1. Ironically John Russell, I have chosen to not watch the NFL, because they don’t promote diversity or inclusion though there league is predominantly black. As a son of police officer and grandson to a military veteran, there is no way they would be offenses no I should be simply because a player decides not to stands for a national anthem that was written during the days of slavey. Keep in mind at sporting events we don’t sing the verse that refers to the U. S. and its former ties in slavery.

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