The Home Team: Many former Tigers athletes put down permanent roots in Memphis

By Published: December 30, 2018 12:22 PM CT
<strong>Former Memphis State basketball player John McLaughlin reacts to a call by the referee during the Tigers’ game against the Little Rock Trojans on Dec. 19. McLaughlin, originally from rural Monticello, Indiana, played for the Tigers in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><strong>&ldquo;Memphis was always my second home,&rdquo; he said.</strong><span>&nbsp;(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)</span>

Former Memphis State basketball player John McLaughlin reacts to a call by the referee during the Tigers’ game against the Little Rock Trojans on Dec. 19. McLaughlin, originally from rural Monticello, Indiana, played for the Tigers in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. “Memphis was always my second home,” he said. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Dozens of former Tiger athletes have come from as far away as Australia and South Africa on the international front and New York and Florida in the U.S. to call Memphis home.

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Danton Barto Gia Kronske-Matheny John McLaughlin Phil Chamberlain Russell Church Ryan Smith University of Memphis

Greg Russell

Greg Russell is  freelance sports reporter with 20 years of experience and is the editor of The University of Memphis Magazine.


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