Tyreke Essential committed to Tennessee basketball on Saturday, offering the Vols a veteran guard by means of the transfer portal.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard averaged 17.2 factors, 5.3 rebounds and 2. assists in the 2020-21 time at Indiana Point out. He missed past period just after having season-ending shoulder surgical procedures in early November.
Critical visited Tennessee from Wednesday to Friday.
Key also visited Texas Tech from April 14-15. He prepared to visit Ole Overlook on April 24-26 and Oklahoma on April 27-29 in advance of committing to the Vols.
The Celina, Tennessee, native averaged 14.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 114 occupation video games at Indiana State. He is a vocation 37.4% 3-place shooter. He hit 44.8% of his 3-pointers as a sophomore in 2018-19.
Essential scored 3,287 factors through his superior college vocation at Clay County, which is 11th most in Tennessee historical past. He scored a solitary-season point out-history 1,383 points as a senior in 2016-17. Crucial played AAU basketball with the Tennessee Bobcats, the identical plan that produced former Vols Lucas Campbell, John Fulkerson and Brock Jancek.
Tennessee has a few remaining scholarship openings. Kennedy Chandler declared for the NBA Draft, even though Quentin Diboundje, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and Handje Tamba entered the transfer portal.
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Diboundje transferred to East Carolina, which hired former Vols assistant Mike Schwartz in March. Victor Bailey Jr. also transferred to George Mason. Knoxville Catholic guard BJ Edwards loaded that spot as UT’s lone present-day 2022 signee.
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