Tennessee basketball spring transfer portal tracker

We're over halfway through the Spring transfer portal window so here is who's in and out of the Tennessee basketball program.
Mar 21, 2024; Charlotte, NC, USA; Tennessee Volunteers forward Jonas Aidoo (0) and guard Jordan
Mar 21, 2024; Charlotte, NC, USA; Tennessee Volunteers forward Jonas Aidoo (0) and guard Jordan / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Outgoing transfers

Jonas Aidoo. player. . 4-star. Jonas Aidoo (TP-ARK). . Committed to Arkansas. Jonas Aidoo. PF. 524

Jonas Aidoo was another surprise portal entry. Unlike the others, Aidoo has also entered his name into the NBA Draft and will weigh his options at the college and professional level. That doesn't mean he's guaranteed to leave Tennessee this Spring, but he could move on if he finds a better option for himself.

Aidoo averaged 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in his third season on Rocky Top. The 2023-24 season was a coming-out party for Aidoo as he became a permanent presence for Tennessee on both ends of the court. He excelled in most games defensively and significantly improved on the offensive end of the court.

Since entering the portal, Aidoo has drawn interest from Kentucky and Baylor. He made an official visit to Baylor but ultimately committed to Arkansas, to help first-year Razorbacks head coach John Calipari build a roster worthy of contending for the SEC.

Tobe Awaka (TP-ARI). Tobe Awaka. 4-Star. Tobe Awaka. PF. player. 511. . . Committed to Arizona

Tobe Awaka entering the transfer portal surprised many on Rocky Top. The sophomore power forward had a solid year as the Vols' second big man. His defensive presence and ability to suffocate defenders helped the Vols close out the regular season with an SEC title and get the Vols to the Elite Eight in March Madness.

Awaka averaged 5.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in his sophomore season. He wasn't an elite scorer but brought a lot of versatility and physicality to the defense. He helped forward Jonas Aidoo when he struggled to stop other SEC big men.

Awaka announced at the end of April he is committed to Arizona and will play the 2024-25 season out west with the Wildcats. While it is disappointing to see Awaka leave, Arizona will be a solid fit for the physical forward.

player. DJ Jefferson (TP-LONG). . 4-star. . DJ Jefferson. SF. DJ Jefferson. Committed to Longwood. 2347

DJ Jefferson is also looking to move on from Tennessee after a slow two years on Rocky Top. He was a top-90 prospect of the 2022 class but only played in one game over the past two seasons. He played three minutes in one appearance this past year, shooting and scoring his first career three-pointer. 

The four-star redshirt freshman came to Tennessee from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Jefferson is one of three players from the Vols' 2022 recruiting class to hit the transfer portal this cycle after the Vols won the SEC and went on a run to the Elite Eight.

Jefferson was the second Vol to enter the transfer portal and joined Dilione in his decision Wednesday to also announce his transfer destination. Jeff Goodman broke the news that Jefferson has committed to Longwood and will be joining the Lancers this upcoming season.

details. Tennessee basketball transfer forward commits to Longwood. Tennessee basketball transfer forward commits to Longwood. dark

The four-star prospect did not get the opportunity to transfer to another Power 5 school after not breaking through the depth chart this past season. Neither Jefferson nor Dilione received as much playing time as they were hoping for, which could have been a big factor in both players' decision to transfer.

491. Freddie Dilione V. CG. Freddie Dilione V (TP-PSU). . 4-star. player. . Committed to Penn State. Freddie Dilione V

Freddie Dilione V did not share his intentions to enter the transfer portal in the typical way players announce their intentions through social media. Instead, the freshman guard made the announcement through On3/Volquest's Rob Lewis.

He didn't quite have a breakout freshman year, only appearing in 18 games throughout the season, with seven of those appearances coming in the season's final two months. The Fayetteville, North Carolina, native averaged 1.8 points and 0.6 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game.

On3 had Dilione projected to go to Louisville up until April 16 and they flipped their prediction to North Carolina State. The Wolfpack had a breakout season this year, advancing to the Final Four and could be the landing spot of the North Carolina native.

On April 24, Dilione announced his transfer destination. Dilione announced he would be joining the Penn State Nittany Lions for the 2024-25 basketball season, citing head coach Mike Rhoades as a big reason for his decision to transfer to Penn State.

dark. details. Vols freshman Freddie Dilione V transfers to Penn State. Vols freshman Freddie Dilione V transfers to Penn State

Dilione was the first Vol to enter the transfer portal and he follows that up by being the first Vol in the transfer portal to announce his transfer destination.