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Another name to watch.

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According to Shun Williams of OTRHoopsReport.com, Tennessee has been connected to former MTSU commit Carlos Curry. Curry committed to the Blue Raiders back in November, but has since reopened his recruitment since Kermit Davis’ move to Ole Miss.

Curry is unranked by 247 Sports, but isn’t short on interest. Florida State came calling with an offer last week. As Williams notes above, Curry has drawn interest from Wichita State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and others.

According to MaxPreps.com, Curry averaged 13.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a senior in high school. He is a part of the 2018 class.

At 6-11, Curry would give the Vols some legit depth in the post. Tennessee could use a little more size in the frontcourt, too. 6-7 Grant Williams, 6-8 Derrick Walker, 6-9 John Fulkerson and 6-11 Kyle Alexander struggled to rebound at times last season. It’ll be interesting to see if 6-10 Zach Kent gets in the mix in the coming season too.

At 170 pounds, Curry would have to bulk up and likely get stronger, but this could give Rick Barnes his next Kyle Alexander-type to begin molding for the next few years.

Tennessee has two scholarships to give now that Chris Darrington has chosen to transfer. Keep Curry’s name on your radar as Rick Barnes finalizes his roster over the coming weeks.