Tennessee guard Jordan McRae will not rest on his laurels.
Coming off a year during which he earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and serious player-of-the-year consideration, McRae is taking his game all the way back to the basics this summer. Though national basketball media considered him among the most improved players in Division I last season after he increased his scoring average from 8.6 as a sophomore to 15.7, McRae is taking his responsibility as a senior leader to heart. And his leadership starts with his own game.
From The Mountain Press
The Tennessee Lady Vols softball team may not have won the 2013 College World Series, but the national championship runners-up did win on the recruiting trail this week.
Seymour rising senior Lauren Irwin, who’d silently committed to the Lady Vols last fall, affirmed her commitment to the Orange and White publicly.
From The Chattanoogan
Following six highly-competitive training camp workouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced its final 12-man roster for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes made the final cut and will represent the United States in international play for the second consecutive summer.
From Go Vols Xtra
Grind. I kept hearing that word Monday night from Tennessee’s incoming basketball freshmen.
They certainly weren’t referring to the Rocky Top League, which presents its second session of rip-and-run basketball Wednesday night at CAK.
“I don’t think much ‘D’ is going on around here,’’ Robert Hubbs said Monday night, “but it’s a good time to show out in front of the fans and have fun.’’
They’ll show out in front of their real coach, Cuonzo Martin, by grinding. A couple of weeks on campus, they’ve already gotten the message.
“Hard work and grinding every day,’’ said Hubbs.
Is there an echo in here?
“Whatever Coach Martin tells us to do, we’re gonna work hard every day,’’ said Darius Thompson. “Grind.’’
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