The Memphis Magic travel team boasts several top 2010 prospects and the offers are piling up for these prospects, including four-star prospect Mardracus Wade of Memphis Mitchell.
A physical and athletic point guard at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, Wade now has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, UMass, Memphis, Ole Miss, Missouri, New Mexico and Tennessee according to Magic coach Eric Robinson. Wade, the No. 71 ranked prospect in the class of 2010, excels defensively and is a dangerous slasher on the offensive end.
Wade's travel teammate Tarik Black, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward from Memphis Ridgeway added an offer from Alabama after head coach Mark Gottfried watched him workout in Memphis. The No. 61 ranked prospect in the class of 2010, Black has just begun to sort through his recruitment, but local school Memphis is in a strong position with the rugged post player. Along with Alabama and Memphis, Arkansas, Baylor, Ole Miss, Missouri, Tennessee, Northern Illinois and UTEP have offered Black.
The most highly ranked 2010 prospect on the Magic, Joe Jackson now has Arkansas in hot pursuit of him. Arkansas joins Memphis, Ole Miss and Tennessee, who are at the top of Jackson's school list.
"I don't see Joe leaving the south," said Coach Robinson. "Memphis is strong, and you'd have to say they are the team to beat. They are a final four team, and Joe is always over there playing ball. In fact, he was over there yesterday playing."
Jackson, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound scoring point guard, is the No. 15 ranked prospect in the class of 2010.