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Memphis rumors swirl, but MU still working on contract for Anderson

If John Calipari does leave Memphis to become Kentucky's next head basketball coach, as multiple media outlets are speculating, here's how the move could affect Missouri and Kansas.

Although there is speculation that Memphis would turn to MU coach Mike Anderson to fill its opening, The Star has previously reported that Missouri officials are working on a contract extension for Anderson believed to be worth $1.3 million per year for five seasons.

Furthermore, David Reiter, Missouri associate director of media relations, told The Star on Monday afternoon that Memphis has neither asked for nor received permission from Missouri to speak with Anderson.

Kansas was in the running for Xavier Henry of Oklahoma City, the top-ranked shooting guard in the 2009 recruiting class. Henry's parents, Carl and Barbara, both played at KU, but Henry signed a letter of intent to play at Memphis, where his brother C.J. is a freshman.

Kansas is expected to receive a commitment from Lance Stephenson, the No. 4 shooting guard, either Tuesday or Wednesday. It's unlikely Henry would come to Kansas if another top recruit at his position was already committed to play for the Jayhawks.

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