In a release from the basketball program today, Tennessee announced that guard Chris Darrington would be leaving the program by way of a transfer. Head coach Rick Barnes said in the release, “We appreciate all of Chris’ contributions both on and off the court this past year.”
Darrington transferred to Tennessee last summer from the JUCO ranks. After Barnes praised him throughout the summer, his 8.4 minutes per game and minimal contributions were a letdown. Barnes noted that Darrington “wasn’t able to raise his level of competition the way he needed to” in his season ending press conference.
Tennessee now has two open scholarships that they can fill heading into next season. You can take a full look at the scholarship picture below.
Tennessee has been active in the transfer market so far this offseason, reportedly being connected to guys like Koby McEwen and David Caraher. They’re also in the mix for a couple of guards from the 2018 class as they try to fill James Daniel’s role.
James Akinjo and Tyler Harris are the two main names to watch on the recruiting trail right now for Tennessee. With another position open now, the Vols could very well add a transfer along with a freshman.