Basketball has quite the following in Memphis. The Memphis Tigers represents the University of Memphis in the NCAA Division I for men’s college basketball. The Tigers compete with the American Athletic Conference and is well known among the college basketball following. In fact, the Tigers have previously been named one of the most prestigious teams in college basketball.
However, the professional basketball scene in Memphis is represented by the Memphis Grizzlies. The team is part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference for the National Basketball Association. The Grizzlies were established in Vancouver, BC in 1995, but moved to Memphis in 2011. The Grizzlies are the only team of the four major professional sporting leagues that play in Memphis. The Grizzlies’ games are held in the FedEx Forum each season.