The Vols got some bad news on Wednesday when they found out their top target in the 2018 class elected to cancel his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. But they got some good news shortly after, and it looks like they’ll be hosting a player this weekend after all.
According to C.J. Moore of The Athletic, Richmond grad transfer guard Khwan Fore will be visiting Tennessee this upcoming weekend. Fore finished his redshirt junior season with the Spiders this past year and is eligible to play immediately for one season wherever he chooses to transfer to.
Grad transfer Khwan Fore tells @TheAthleticCBB he’s visiting Tennessee this weekend.
— CJ Moore (@CJMooreHoops) April 11, 2018
Fore averaged 11 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 48 percent from the field this past season. In his 98-game career at Richmond, Fore averaged 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor.
Though Fore doesn’t shoot particularly well from three (just 31.9 percent in his career), he does something most of Tennessee’s guards struggle to do: drive to the basket.
Despite measuring in at just around 6-feet tall, Fore doesn’t lack physicality or athleticism. He consistently slashes to the basket and isn’t afraid of drawing contact. He can jump too, and he slammed home some impressive dunks while at Richmond. The Vols’ guards struggled to consistently push the ball to the basket this year, but that’s something that Fore excels at.
Fore was voted to the Atlantic 10 All-Freshman team for his 2015-16 season, and he’s been one of the more consistent contributors for Richmond since. He averaged the second-most minutes on the team each of the last two seasons and was the most experienced player on the Spiders’ roster last season.
The Vols have two scholarships to offer in their 2018 recruiting cycle, and a grad transfer would take up one of those scholarships should Tennessee add Fore or another grad transfer to their 2018-19 roster.