October 29, 2015

Tennessee Preview Capsule

Eds: With: BKC--Tennessee Preview. Should stand

By The Associated Press=

Tennessee

Last season: 15-19, 6-12 SEC

Nickname: Volunteers

Coach: Rick Barnes

Conference: SEC

Who's gone: G Kevin Punter Jr., F Armani Moore, F Derek Reese, G Devon Baulkman

Who's back: G Robert Hubbs averaged 10.6 points per game and made 16 starts last season. F Admiral Schofield started 22 games last season and averaged 7.6 points and 4 rebounds. G Detrick Mostella had 8.4 points per game last season. G Shembari Phillips and F Kyle Alexander each made 11 starts last season.

Who's new: Tennessee has seven true freshmen as well as redshirt freshman G Lamonte Turner and Utah State graduate transfer F Lew Evans. The list of true freshmen includes Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, Jalen Johnson, Kwe Parker and walk-on Jacob Fleschman in the backcourt and John Fulkerson and Grant Williams in the frontcourt.

The skinny: Banes believes his team has more talent and depth this season, even though the SEC media poll has Tennessee finishing 13th in the league. Tennessee needs Hubbs to produce a breakthrough senior season and must get big contributions from its freshman class.

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