Tennessee Lands Top Grad Transfer In Hoops

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    Photo Credit: Howard University Athletics

    Tennessee added some serious scoring ability to the 2017-18 roster on Monday afternoon with the addition of a graduate transfer.

    James Daniel, a transfer from Howard who led the nation in scoring in 2015-16, chose the Vols over Ohio State and DePaul.

    Daniel, a 6-foot, 175-pound guard, led all Division I players in scoring in 2015-16 with 27.1 points per game. He was named the MEAC Player of the Year that season and received honorable mention status for All American, but missed most of last season with an injury before opting to be a graduate transfer who will be eligible immediately.

    He’ll give the Vols a significant boost in the backcourt in 2017-18 as coach Rick Barnes looks to replace Detrick Mostella (dismissed), Kwe Parker (transfer) and Shembari Phillips (transfer) and Robert Hubbs III (graduation).

    Tennessee returns Jordan Bone, Lamonte Turner, Jordan Bowden and Jalen Johnson in the backcourt.