When Josh Pastner and the Memphis Tigers lock in on a prospect, they are tough to beat. This was proved again Sunday morning.
Late in the summer, Pastner and his staff made four-star point guard Dominic Magee a primary target. The 6-foot-3 point guard from Gretna (La.) Helen Cox committed during his visit Sunday morning.
"It was because me and the head coach and the staff have a great relationship," Magee told Rivals.com. "I know they are going to push me to be great, and they have four senior guards that are leaving so I know there will be an opportunity to play."
Ranked No. 71 in the class of 2014, Magee is also a young father who said that proximity to home was a factor.
"It's close to home, and I feel like I'll be able to see my son more," Magee said. "My family will be able to me come watch me play, and it will be a great opportunity."
Magee is one of the more athletic backcourt players in the country, and he has a strong frame to go with his speed and quickness. He feels like he will bring plenty to the table and will help create an exciting young backcourt with a player who is already on campus.
"I'm going to bring speed, power, flash and movement," Magee said. "I'm going to try and bring this team to the NCAA tournament with my ability. I could be a good teammate with Pookie Powell, and we can do damage in the backcourt.
"We will have good wing men for me to drive and kick to for easy buckets. At Memphis, people will see my whole game. Not just scoring Dominic, not just passing Dominic and not just defensive Dominic."
Earlier in the process, Magee called himself a lean to Oklahoma State. But, after the Memphis push and getting on campus, he couldn't see going anywhere else.
"I know they really wanted me," Magee said. "I was the first person to make a visit, and them pushing my date up made me realize they want me a lot. It should have been a no-brainer to go there."
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