Email statement received from The Hearns:
After careful consideration and in depth comparisons with other universities, after completion of high school Ariel Hearn has decided to continue her basketball career as a lady tiger, but in Tiger Nation at the University of Memphis. Ariel was challenged to make her announcement in a special way, so it was decided she would record a short video clip while shooting around in a Memphis t-shirt, but the logo would not be visible until the end when she declared where she would be attending. She says she can picture herself contributing to the already growing success of the progam under Coach McFerrin and her coaching staff, and that this would be a perfect fit for her. Her desire to continue at a competitive level and also the willingness to improve and develop her skills in the presence of family and friends was an opportunity she could not pass up. Last season, Hearn averaged 13 pts, 6 assts, 4 steals, 5 rebounds and shot 70% from the line.
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