Simpson, who transferred from Illinois to John A. Logan Community College, needed to maintain a specific grade point average in order to be eligible at Memphis and did so. Simpson took summer courses, which ended earlier this month, at Triton College in Chicago.
"From the very beginning, I didn't foresee any issues academically," U of M coach Josh Pastner said today. "He was going to do the job and he did it."
Simpson will arrive in Memphis on Aug. 25th and will begin workouts with the rest of the team on the 27th.