â†µBut credit Henderson-Niles, who seems to finally get it, and the pounds are disappearing faster than Memphis' entire 2007-08 win total. Henderson-Niles has dropped 69 pounds -- going from 347 at one point to his new weight of 278 lbs. That's 69 pounds lost to just 38 wins this offseason, so the Tigers have that going for them. â†µâ†µ
â†µThe story over on CBSSports.com goes into great detail about exactly how far Henderson-Niles has fallen from his lofty rating as a junior in high school. As Gary Parrish points out, if you don't know Henderson-Niles' as Memphis' fat guy, you probably know him as the guy slapping a fan in this photo. No one is saying Henderson-Niles will be a player of the year candidate, or even a big contributor, but there's a chance for him to contribute at Memphis as they transition to a new era under Josh Pastner. Who better to help lead them than a revitalized Henderson-Niles? (OK, maybe Xavier Henry would've been better.) â†µâ†µ
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