From Go Vols Xtra
Tennessee will be missing a women’s basketball freshman for next season.
Jannah Tucker won’t be enrolling at UT due to personal reasons, Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick announced in a school release Saturday night. Warlick was traveling late Saturday night and couldn’t be reached for further comment.
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From The Journal News
Cuonzo Martin envisions freshman Darius Thompson on the basketball court this season.
That will depend on the former Blackman High standout point guard.
“I think he’s playing,” said Martin, who will enter his third season as the Tennessee men’s basketball coach this fall. “There is no question if he’s playing or not. I think the key is if he’s starting or not. That has everything to do with him, and winning it out right.
Ultimately, Butch Jones will have to get it done on the field as coach at Tennessee, but it’s hard to knock anything he’s done off it to this point leading up to his first season in Knoxville.
In particular, Jones and his staff are making things happen on the recruiting trail and landed a commitment from ESPN 150 linebacker Dillon Bates on Wednesday night. Bates, who’s from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is the son of former Dallas Cowboys player Bill Bates, who’s from Knoxville and played his college football at Tennessee. The younger Bates is ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 outside linebacker in the country and had narrowed his choices to Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.
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