Rick Barnes just picked up another really nice addition to his roster. Tennessee has picked up guard James Daniel III from Howard, who led the nation in scoring just two years ago.
In 2015, Daniel averaged 27 points per game, playing 37 minutes per game. Last season, his numbers dipped down to 17 point per game (due to losing most of his season to an ankle injury), but this is a guy that is a really nice pure scorer — something that the Vols really needed to add.
Daniel comes in to the fold with JuCo guard Chris Darrington — both of whom figure to get big time minutes for the Vols. Daniel has one year of eligibility left.
Yves Pons (6-6 wing), Derrick Walker (6-8 forward) and Zach Kent (6-10 center) will all join Darrington and Daniel.
Tennessee had one more scholarship to give with the departure of Shembari Phillips, who bolted to Georgia Tech. This may have been the reason why.
Tennessee hasn’t been a threat in basketball since the final year of Cuonzo Martin, but Barnes may just have them in place to make some noise this year.
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