Tennessee will be losing at least one player over the course of this offseason, according to multiple reports, including one from Grant Ramey of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Ray Kasongo's camp says the sophomore forward will transfer after completing his academic responsibilities at Tennessee.
— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) March 31, 2016
Kasongo made minimal impact in his only year in Knoxville, averaging just 1.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 5.5 minutes/game in 22 game appearances. The junior-college transfer and native of Canada was never able to make much of his mark despite UT’s extreme lack of size in Year 1 under Rick Barnes.
The Vols have just one true post player on the roster heading into 2016-17 in Kyle Alexander, though they are adding some size in the incoming six-man signing class, including (6-8) John Fulkerson, among others that are 6-6 or taller.
Kasongo’s departure does, however, open up one more scholarship in this class – one the Vols could use to pursue a quality big man in the transfer market, such as Ohio State center Daniel Giddens, who is reportedly interested in the Vols after departing from the Buckeyes.