Report: Tennessee Reaches Out To Michigan Transfer Guard

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    Tennessee basketball reached out to Michigan transfer guard Frankie Collins after the freshman entered the transfer portal on Saturday according to On3’s Joe Tipton.

    Collins spent one year in Ann Arbor, averaging 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Despite not putting up big numbers, Collins averaged 11 minutes while playing 31 games for the Wolverines.

    The 6-foot-1 Nevada native was a major piece of Michigan’s third-ranked 2021 recruiting class . The point guard ranked as the No. 47 player in the country and No. 2 player in the state of Nevada according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    Collins recorded two points, four rebounds and two assists in Michigan’s Round of 32 victory over Tennessee.

    According to Tipton, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, BYU, Wichita State, Murray State, Seton Hall and GCU have all reached out to the Michigan transfer.

    Collins ranks as a “four-star” transfer and No. 61 player in the transfer portal according to

    Tennessee has four scholarships open after the date to enter the transfer portal and be automatically eligible the following season passed this weekend.

    Five Vols transferred this offseason with Victor Bailey Jr. heading to George Mason, Quentin Diboundje heading to East Carolina, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield heading to Louisville and Handje Tamba and Justin Powell still in the transfer portal.

    Tennessee has added one transfer to date to go along with incoming freshman guard B.J. Edwards. Indiana State Tyreke Key signed with the Vols last week after choosing Tennessee over Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.

    Rick Barnes and his staff hosted Iowa State guard Tyrese Hunter on a visit this weekend as the Big 12 Freshman of the Year chooses his new school amongst a number of top programs.

    In the front court, Tennessee is still awaiting a decision from five-star forward Julian Phillips. The Vols finished second fiddle to LSU in the power forward’s original recruitment, but Phillips decommited after the Tigers fired Will Wade.

    Phillips took visits to the home state school South Carolina as well as Auburn after re-opening his commitment to go along with visits to Tennessee, Florida State and USC in the fall.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.