Tennessee Vols morning report: Basketball signees arrive on campus

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Tennessee Vols men’s basketball signees arriving on campus, Cheridene Green and Nick Senzel and baseball lead our Volunteers news for Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

We’re still in the first full week of May, and Tennessee Vols news is heavy on numerous stories. They include former and incoming players in different programs, all of which are major points of coverage for us today.

Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with basketball recruits coming to campus, but it also talks about the accomplishments of former Vols in two other sports, baseball and women’s basketball. That’s before we get to scheduled things.

Those scheduled events include a preview of a baseball game and coverage of women’s golf postseason play. So even in the middle of the week in May, UT is loaded with news. Let’s start with the signees.

Basketball signees arrive on Rocky Top – Grant Ramey, GoVols247

Tennessee Vols men’s basketball 2019 signees Josiah James and Davonte Gaines have arrived on campus. James is a five-star combo guard, and Gaines is a three-star forward. Three-star power forward Drew Pember is expected to arrive next month.

"Tennessee, with up to three scholarship spots still available depending on NBA decisions yet to be made by Grant Williams and Jordan Bone, is still recruiting in the 2019 class. The Vols hosted three-star power forward Oliver Robinson-Nkamhoua over the weekend and were scheduled to host four-star guard Jalen Cone for an official this weekend."

Nick Senzel hits 2 home runs Monday – Mark Sheldon, MLB.com

Former Tennessee Vols baseball player Nick Senzel built off his weekend home run to begin his career in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds with a huge day Monday. He hit two home runs to help his team beat the San Francisco Giants 12-4.

"Through four games since his promotion from Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Senzel is batting .235 (4-for-17 with four walks), but he has a 1.146 OPS while showing his ability to see pitches and work counts. According to Statcast, 44.4 percent of his contact has qualified as hard-hit balls."

Cheridene Green to join British National team – Grace Pohl, The Chattanoogan

Tennessee Lady Vols graduate Cheridene Green is continuing her women’s basketball career overseas. A native of London, she will be joining the Great Britain Women’s Basketball National Team.

"The team camp, which includes tournaments with the EuroBasket league, begins the first part of June and goes until the end of July. Green already has a solidified spot on the roster. The team will compete against other countries, including Spain, Slovenia and Canada."

Tennessee baseball to host Austin Peay – Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com

After losing two of three to the Missouri Tigers over the weekend, Tennessee baseball is back home for a midweek game Tuesday. This is their final home game in a four-game home stand before they head on the road to face the Florida Gators in a three-game series this weekend.

"No. 24 Tennessee (32-16, 10-14 SEC) will host Austin Peay (26-19, 16-8 OVC) Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live online via SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN app. The Vols are 22-2 in non-conference games this season and are 18-1 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium."

Women’s golf tied for fifth at NCAA Regionals – UTSports

The Tennessee Lady Vols golf team shot 294, or 6-over-par, on Monday of the NCAA Regionals. They are tied with the Maryland Terrapins for fifth place, and the top six teams in the regional will advance.

"Tennessee holds a two-stroke cushion over No. 17 Virginia who sits in seventh. In all, the Lady Vols are currently ahead of three top-25 teams and seven teams ranked in the top 50."