The first old timer to start on the all-century team is Vincent Yarbrough. So far, we have a pure point guard, a shooter that can shoot from anywhere on the court and now Yarbrough. He was a fantastic player that could score in multiple ways possible.
Yarbrough would also help this team on the boards as he averaged almost eight rebounds per game. Having Yarbrough and Smith at the three position will make them long and tough defensively, but both players are athletic enough to shut down the paint too.
Another player that didn’t make our top ten players for the all-century team was Tyler Smith. Now that isn’t to say that Smith wasn’t an awesome player. In fact, after coming to Knoxville from Iowa, Smith was one of the best players on the team.
He was a fierce defender and was pretty fast for his size. He was able to guard the three through five positions and would be a great addition to the all-century team especially coming off the bench. His best season came during his junior campaign where he averaged 17.4 points per game.
Although Smith got in trouble and fans could question his ability to be a good teammate, I don’t. This all-century team is made up of great character leaders that would help get Smith in line.