Penny Hardaway believes the new name, image and likeness rules helped him land another top recruiting class at Memphis.
Hardaway said Tuesday the NIL rules helped ease the strain on players weighing their options between earning money by going to the NBA's G League or going to college. Now Hardaway can add NIL options when aggressively pitching himself, his staff and what he's building at his alma mater.
"You can come to college now and and get deals for yourself and learn and develop at the same time," Hardaway said. "You don't have to go to any other level to get that."