Vols Land Richmond Grad Transfer Guard Khwan Fore

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    (Photo via Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch)

    Tennessee had been in the market to add an instant impact player to their already loaded roster for the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season. And they got the player they were looking for on Monday night.

    Richmond grad transfer guard Khwan Fore announced on Instagram and Twitter on Monday night that he intends to transfer to Tennessee for the upcoming season. Fore visited the Vols back on April 11th and was contacted by several other schools as well.

    Fore averaged 11 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 48 percent from the field this past season for the Spiders. 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 was one of the more consistent contributors for Richmond after that. 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 newest Vol will have one season of eligibility left and will play it at Tennessee.

    Tennessee still has one scholarship available to use before the upcoming 2018-19 season. Guard James Daniel III graduated after the end of this past season, and guard Chris Darrington announced his decision to transfer in mid-April. The Vols have been looking to use that other scholarship on an incoming freshman and not another grad transfer.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.