Former Tennessee power forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is heading 247 miles away from Knoxville to the ACC. According to a report from Jody Demling of 247 Sports, Huntley-Hatfield will be transferring to Louisville.
After wrapping up his freshman season with Tennessee in March, the Clarksville, Tennessee native entered the transfer portal on Apr. 10.
Louisville and head coach Kenny Payne edged out four other teams to land the former Tennessee big man. On Ap. 15, Huntley-Hatfield announced a Top 5 consisting of SMU, Auburn, Wake Forest, Louisville, and Arizona State.
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In his debut season with Tennessee, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield averaged 3.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game. The freshman found sparring minutes throughout the beginning and the middle of the season but was thrust into Tennessee’s starting lineup following an injury to Olivier Nkamhoua in February. Huntley-Hatfield would go on to join Tennessee’s starting lineup for the final 13 games of the season, improving his statistics to 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
The Louisville Cardinals finished tied for 11th in the ACC standings last season with a conference record of 6-14 and an overall record of 13-19.
“It has truly been a blessing and a honor to have played for my home state and VOL Nation!” Huntley-Hatfield said in his goodbye message to Tennessee. “To the fans: You are awesome! I would like to thank you for welcoming me with open arms.”
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