Tennessee adds forward Derrick Walker to signing class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has added forward Derrick Walker to its recruiting class.

Walker, who is 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, signed with Tennessee out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He previously attended Raytown (Missouri) Senior High School, where he also was a wide receiver on the football team.

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Wednesday in a statement announcing the signing that ''Derrick is going to blend nicely into our team due to his combination of size, strength and toughness.'' Barnes added that ''there are a lot of signs that point to him being able to help us immediately.''

Walker is the second member of Tennessee's recruiting class. Tennessee signed forward Zach Kent in November.

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