WATCH: Tennessee Basketball Hits the Practice Court

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    Tennessee Basketball Practice

    Footage from the Tennessee Basketball practice on Thursday, Oct. 14.

    The new-look Tennessee Volunteers’ basketball team wasn’t practicing in their normal gym like usual on Thursday afternoon. No, instead, the team was under the lights in Thompson Boling-Arena.

    The Vols have been hitting the practice court officially for about two weeks now as they prepare for the season opener on Saturday, Oct. 20.

    As the Vols went through their warm-ups and conditioning drills, it was clear to see just how many new faces were on the court. From high school recruits like Kennedy Chandler and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield to an SEC transfer player like Justin Powell, or even the new assistant coaches running the drills, there are new faces everywhere.

    Video recording was allowed during the practice, however, only during select portions at the beginning. In the video below, there is footage of the players going through basic drills, as well as 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 workouts as well.

    Additionally, don’t miss RTI’s practice notes and observations from Thursday’s Tennessee basketball practice in TBA to get a full breakdown of what was seen during practice.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.