Four-star point guard Santiago Vescovi is officially on Tennessee’s roster, and Monday marked the first time he was able to practice with the team.
Vol fans are excited to see what the Uruguay native can bring to the Vols’ roster and whether or not he can contribute in his first year on campus, and Monday was a small glimpse into the future of UT’s point guard position.
Vescovi, wearing jersey No. 25, went through drills with Tennessee’s players for the first time ever on Monday after joining the roster officially over the weekend. Rick Barnes talked about Vescovi’s arrival and potential timeline for playing on Monday morning, and Vescovi took the court for practice shortly after.
With redshirt senior Lamonte Turner out for the rest of the season and freshman Josiah-Jordan James still adjusting to being a primary ball handler, Vescovi’s skill set makes him a perfect addition to Tennessee’s roster. But as a mid-year enrollee from overseas and easily the Vols’ youngest player on the roster, how will he adjust to the collegiate game and running Rick Barnes’ offense?
The official Tennessee men’s basketball Twitter account posted video clips of Vescovi’s first practice as a Vol on Monday afternoon. Check out some highlights of Vescovi’s first official UT practice below:
check out the new kid pic.twitter.com/eb6thH7OXM
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) December 30, 2019