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Calkins: How DeAndre Williams became the new face of the Penny Hardaway Era (and why that’s a good thing)

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 20, 2021 7:21 AM CT | Published: April 19, 2021 7:57 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

If Penny Hardaway gets Memphis to the NCAA Tournament next season, he won’t do it with a glittering collection of one-and-dones. He’ll do it with players like Williams, who don’t need all of the smoke. 

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