The Arizona State Sun Devils transfer has two huge advantages now. For starters, his size alone makes him a big deal. Uros Plavsic is 7’0″ 240 pounds. His length alone is a huge deal in the college game and can allow him to look like a huge star.
On top of that, Tennessee basketball didn’t get Kerry Blackshear. As a result, Plavsic is the only guy with real potential that is of a significant enough height to be a regular contributor down low. He and DJ Burns, who is 6’9″, are the two post players who bring the most excitement.
So assuming he can play this upcoming year, and Rick Barnes has given every indication that he’s expected to, Plavsic should immediately become a go-to guy for the Vols under the basket. Who else are they going to turn to when searching for a replacement in the production provided by Grant Williams and Kyle Alexander together?
There is nobody else. Plavsic and Burns together will have to make up for that, and Plavsic’s play should raise his profile enough to draw the attention of pro scouts. If the Vols have a decent season next year, then all of a sudden the NBA could be calling for him immediately.