Lady Vols Add Grad Transfer to Bolster Post

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    A week after losing two players to transfer, the Lady Vols have added a graduate transfer to their program in Liberty forward Keyen Green. The 6-foot-1 forward committed Wednesday afternoon on her personal social media accounts.

    Green, a native of Philadelphia, brings immediate help to a Tennessee post that desperately needs it. She won the Big South Player of the Year as a sophomore following a 2017-18 season where she averaged 12.9 points per game. Green’s 61.0 field goal percentage was the best in the Big South and ranked 11th nationally. She contributed 2.3 offensive rebounds per game, which ranked third in the conference on her way to recording five double-doubles throughout the season.

    Green was unable to play her junior season due to a foot injury, so she redshirted for the 2018-19 season. In her comeback season this past campaign, she shot 59 percent and led the team in rebounding with 231 rebounds – 120 of which were on the offensive glass. Green added 23 blocked shots on her way to earning first team Atlantic Sun honors.

    In 2016-17, Green was the Big South Freshman of the Year. She earned second team All-Big South honors, made the Big South All-Freshman Team, and was the first player in conference history to win eight Big South Freshman of the Week honors. Green averaged 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds that season. She was the Big South leader in field goal percentage (.598), offensive rebounds (3.6 rpg), and double-doubles (9) while ranking second in rebounding, fourth in blocked shots (1.0 bpg), sixth in defensive rebounds (4.5 rpg), and 10th in scoring (12.3 ppg).

    Green played her high school ball at Phil-Mont Christian Academy where she became the first player in school history to amass at least 1,000 career points and rebounds. She finished her high school career averaging 21.0 points and 13.0 rebounds as a senior, earning first team all-state

    The newest Lady Vol graduated in May of 2019 from Liberty with a bachelor’s degree in finance and is currently working toward a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

    Tennessee is coming off of a 21-10 season and 10-6 conference record in Kellie Harper’s first season as head coach. The Lady Vols were likely set to make the NCAA Tournament before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After the season, guards Zaay Green and Jazmine Massengill announced their intentions to transfer off the Lady Vols’ roster. UT also lost post players Lou Brown and Kamera Harris to graduation at the conclusion of the season.

    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.