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Memphis men's basketball lands UTEP transfer Keonte Kennedy

The two-way guard has two seasons of eligibility remaining
Credit: Tigers Athletics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UTEP transfer Keonte Kennedy has committed to the University of Memphis, he announced via Twitter Friday.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound two-way guard adds further depth to the Tigers backcourt. His commitment comes one week after Penny Hardaway added Boise State transfer guard Emmanuel Akot. 

Kennedy led the Miners with 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in 2021-22. After an ankle injury sidelined him for the first 15 games of the season, Kennedy averaged 14.1 points over UTEP's final 19 games.

Hardaway enters the 2022-23 campaign with one of the most experienced groups in the country. Kennedy, Akot, Kao Akobundu-Ehiogu, Malcolm Dandridge, Jayden Hardaway and Chandler Lawson are all seniors. Kendric Davis, Alex Lomax, Elijah McCadden and DeAndre Williams are listed as fifth year players.

The Tigers now have three open scholarships remaining⁠—four if Lomax opts not to return.

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