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Former Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner announces that he’s finally healthy

It will be interesting to see what comes next.

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After an incredibly disappointing and frankly unfair end to his Tennessee career, Lamonte Turner is finally healthy. The former Volunteer took to Instagram to let everyone know that he was finally back to full strength.

Turner battled should issues throughout his Tennessee career, which eventually cost him over half of his senior season in Knoxville. He made the difficult decision to shut things down in December, ending his college career three months earlier than it should have.

“I promised myself I would never quit it’s way too many people counting on me and twice as many counting me out but luckily and thankfully I’m motivated by both!! with that being said I’m blessed to say the least so stay tuned, it’s about to get scary,” Turner wrote.

Turner was the heart and soul of the team before he shut it down. Finally a senior and out of the shadows of Admiral Schofield, Jordan Bone and Grant Williams, he had a chance to make this team his own. However, despite several gutsy efforts, it became clear that something wasn’t quite right.

The Alabama native shot just 23 percent from three-point range in 11 games played. He ended up shooting just 31 percent from the field as a whole, scoring 12 points per game.

Turner was able to deliver one more iconic shot, delivering at the buzzer to beat VCU in November.

Now finally healthy, it’s going to be interesting to see if Turner can begin his professional career. He may not be an NBA prospect, but opportunities overseas should come.