Last year, the Tennessee Lady Vols should have been fine in the post. Two injuries to key rotational players is unlikely. However, that’s what happened, and it severely limited them down the stretch of last season. Kellie Harper went above and beyond to make sure that wouldn’t happen again.
UT can go three-deep at either post spot now. It all starts with the return of Tamari Key at center. However, Georgia transfer Jillian Hollingshead plus another year of experience for Karoline Striplin gives her two options to back up Key there, and quite honestly, she had no true backup center on the team last year.
At the four, the Lady Vols lost Alexus Dye after losing Keyen Green midseason last year. Well, they added Rickea Jackson, an All-SEC superstar in the league. Then they brought in Jasmine Franklin from the Missouri State Lady Bears, a double-double machine who has experience playing for Harper from 2018-2019.
Then they return Marta Suárez and added five-star Justine Pissott, both of whom can slide between the three and the four. Taking all this into account, the Tennessee Lady Vols are way deeper than they were last year in the post. As a result, they should be able to withstand injuries much better, and the talent is there, so this team could be dangerous down low.