Here is our Tennessee basketball Volunteers all-2010s depth chart.
Nobody can deny the 2010s were an interesting time for the men’s Tennessee basketball program. In fact, while football is always the main story on Rocky Top, basketball hogged all the crazy storylines from 2010 to 2019.
Two head coaches were fired due to NCAA violations, Vol fans were accused of running another out of town, and all of this ended up with them landing a high-profile elite coach in the end. Somehow, through all the turmoil, they got stability.
In the process, Tennessee basketball made five NCAA Tournament appearances under those four coaches, advanced four times, reached the Sweet 16 three times and reached the Elite Eight once. Meanwhile, they won the SEC regular season title in 2018 and had four top 25 finishes.
How did this happen? Well, throughout the transitions, the Vols never failed to land elite prospects and great developmental projects. Both types of players remained valuable in the program until the end, and they all deserve credit.
Using those elite players, in this post, we’re going to put together our all-decade team for the Vols. Since college teams usually have 12 to 15 players, we’ll have a three-deep depth chart for all five positions, using 15 players in the process.
It’s important for us to note that these players are being judged specifically what they did in the years from 2010 to 2019, meaning the 2010 portion of 2009-2010 and the 2019 portion of 2019-2020 both count.
However, it’ll be pretty hard for somebody to get onto this roster if all they have is half a season to sell. Some may have come close, though, and there are a couple of players we’ll give a shoutout to who just missed the list. Consider them the ones taking redshirts this year. Anyway, let’s dive in. This is our 2010s all-decade team for Tennessee basketball.