Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sallie Signs with Memphis
The same day Memphis received word that Robert Dozier was withdrawing from the NBA Draft, the Tigers also picked up another bit of good news: junior college guard Roburt Sallie has picked Memphis. "I didn't think I was going to commit on the trip, but I'm ready to get rolling now," Sallie said. "We're going to try to do some special things here. Cal is very, very special. He’s one of a kind. He cares about his players . . . This is bigger than basketball." The 6-5 Sallie was the California junior college player of the year and will be reunited with former Laurinberg Prep teammates Dozier and Antonio Anderson. "Me and Antonio and Rob experienced that 40-0, and that's what Cal is definitely shooting for," Sallie said, referring to Laurinberg's undefeated season. He originally committed to Nebraska out of prep school, but he failed to qualify and went to junior college. Sallie chose the Tigers over Kentucky and Cincinnati. "Rob's a winner," said Laurinberg Prep coach John Parker. "Of all the kids that I've ever coached in prep school, he's the most competitive and the most complete player I ever coached. The city of Memphis will be blown away by this kid."