Tennessee’s men’s basketball team looked to be adding another grad transfer guard for the second straight season under Rick Barnes when they picked up a commitment from Richmond grad transfer Khwan Fore at the end of April. Now, however, he’s headed to a different school.
Fore reopened his recruitment back on May 27th after committing to the Vols almost a month earlier. The 6-foot, 175 pound guard looked to come in and provide Tennessee with a veteran point guard off the bench who was known for his defense and athleticism. But Fore decided to move on from Tennessee last week, and now he announced on Instagram today that he’s using his final year of eligibility to play for Louisville.
This how I woke up… https://t.co/RJXZOXVNH9
— FORE (@khwanfore_said) June 2, 2018
The chatter around Fore’s situation with Tennessee is that he was flagged by UT’s grad program for some unspecified reason. Richmond is a solid academic institution, so it’s unclear what on UT’s end might have been the problem or if it was something with Fore himself.
Regardless, Fore moved on from Tennessee and is now headed to Louisville instead.
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.
Tennessee did make an addition to their 2018-19 roster on Friday, however. Four-star center/power forward D.J. Burns, who recently reclassified from the 2019 class to the 2018 class, committed to the Vols on Friday evening and will be eligible to play immediately this upcoming season.
With Fore’s departure, the Vols still have one scholarship remaining for the upcoming season. It remains to be seen if Tennessee will pursue any incoming freshman, a transfer, or another grad transfer for the 2018 class with that scholarship or if they’ll save it for their 2019 class.