Beavers Lands in Conference USA

Tank Beavers waited - and waited some more. His patience paid off as the senior guard committed to play for an ex-NBA coach in Conference-USA.

Athens High (Ala.) 6-2 senior combo guard Tank Beavers committed to Memphis, according to his high school coach, Venard Hendrix.

``A lot of people backed off him, but he's a good player," said Hendrix, the father of junior forward Richard Hendrix. "He did a tremendous job for us." Beavers, who averaged 17.5 points and 6 boards per game, was also considering Tennessee and Clemson.

``Tank got off to a slow start with getting his name out there," Richard Hendrix said. "But this year in high school he really showed his true colors."

``He's a great floor leader and is a very intense player," added Richard Hendrix. "A lot of people may mistake that intensity for attitude, but it's not. He just loves the game so much."

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