Eric McKnight, the 6'9, 210-pound forward, has committed to play his final season at Tennessee after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast. McKnight played two seasons at Florida Gulf Coast and graduated during this semester, meaning he will be eligible to play for the Volunteers immediately.
McKnight chose Tennessee over Wichita State and instantly bolsters a Volunteers team that made the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament, eventually falling to Michigan, with more experience and height. Last season, McKnight averaged 6.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and set a Florida Gulf Coast single-season record for field goal percentage (66%).
McKnight also finished the season with 24 dunks (second-most on the team) and sent back 24 shot attempts for third on the team in blocks. McKnight scored in double figures five times and grabbed at least five rebounds in a game 15 different times, proving he can be valuable to any team.
If you're thinking McKnight might be able to bring some of that "Dunk City" magic, you're on the same wavelength as the newest Volunteer:
Eric McKnight on bringing Dunk City to Knoxville: "That's the plan, hopefully."— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) May 12, 2014
To see a short preview of what McKnight might bring to the team, check this out: