MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has added 6-foot-11 center Chad Rykhoek, a Baylor graduate transfer who never played at his original school because of injuries.
Tigers coach Tubby Smith announced the addition of Rykhoek (RYE'-cook) in a news release Thursday.
Rykhoek was rated as a top-150 recruit by Rivals when he enrolled at Baylor in 2012, but a series of injuries prevented him from playing for the Bears. Memphis officials say Rykhoek has indicated he's healthy now and expects to be ready for the start of the season.
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Rykhoek joins guards Christian Kessee and Keon Clergeot and guard/forward Jimario Rivers as newcomers on Memphis' 2016-17 roster. Clergeot is a freshman, Kessee is a graduate transfer from Coppin State and Rivers is a transfer from Southwest Tennessee Community College.