The Tennessee Volunteers have plenty of newcomers on the roster for the 2017-2018 season. Perhaps the biggest new piece is James Daniel, who led the NCAA in scoring two years ago at Howard.
The graduate-transfer is in Knoxville for his final season of eligibility and should give the Vols some experience and outside shooting.
Today, SBNation placed Daniel 92nd in their top 100 players list. Here’s what they had to say of the senior guard.
A graduate transfer from Howard, Daniel led the nation in scoring two seasons ago at 27.1 points per game. He’ll look to add some offensive firepower to a Tennessee squad that ranked 145th in the country in scoring last season.
Daniel will add to an already talented guard rotation that features Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, Lamonte Turner and Chris Darrington. It’s going to be interesting to see how Rick Barnes handles and distributes minutes to that group.
Daniel tied with forward Grant Williams for the most minutes played in the teams’ first exhibition game against Carson Newman. Daniel went just 2-6, scoring six points in the process. All of his attempts came from beyond the arc.
We’ll see our first glimpse of that rotation tomorrow night, as Tennessee kicks off their season against Presbyterian.