Dec 5, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers guard Antonio Barton (2) brings the ball up court during the game against the Ohio Bobcats at the FedEx Forum. Memphis Tigers defeated the Ohio Bobcats 84-58. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Transfer Antonio Barton To Announce Decision Sunday

Memphis guard Antonio Barton will announce where he’ll be playing basketball next season on Sunday, May 26.

Barton is transferring because of his lack of playing time at Memphis, he averaged only 16.7 minutes a game this past season. Barton has seen his playing time decrease each season since he was a freshmen, as well as his scoring average. Last season he averaged a career low 5.6 points a game.

The 6’2″ point guard will be choosing between four schools: Maryland, Kansas State, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

The Terrapins at one time were almost considered a lock to land Barton (he’s from Baltimore), but as of now it’s anyone’s guess as to where he’ll land.

The former three-star recruit is particularly intriguing to the Vols since he’ll be able to play immediately (Barton graduates this year).

The Vols of course recently dismissed returning point guard Trae Golden, leaving a big hole in the Vols lineup.

If Tennessee doesn’t land Barton they’ll likely turn to incoming freshmen Darius Thompson to run the point. Thompson is a three-star recruit from Murfreesboro, TN.

According to Barton’s brother he will be making his decision known on Sunday afternoon.

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