Tennessee shooting guard Santiago Vescovi is active for the Vols’ Saturday afternoon matchup at LSU, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to RTI.
Vescovi was questionable for the game and limited in Tennessee’s open practice Thursday after re-injuring his left shoulder in the first half of the Vols’ loss against Kentucky last Saturday.
The First Team All-SEC selection missed Tennessee’s Tuesday night win at Mississippi State due to the injury. Tennessee was also down starting guard Tyreke Key against the Bulldogs and struggled mightily on the offensive end for the first 15 minutes before Zakai Zeigler and Julian Phillips helped right the ship.
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Vescovi missed two games in December with a left shoulder sprain before returning to action against Maryland. The senior shooting guard then played eight consecutive games until Tuesday’s trip to Starkville.
The left-handed sharpshooter has once again been one of Tennessee’s top players this season, averaging 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Vescovi got off to an uncharacteristically cold start to the season shooting from the perimeter and is hence making just 34.8% of his three-point attempts on the season. The Montevideo, Uruguay native had found his groove before re-injuring his shoulder and was shooting 42% from the perimeter in SEC play.
Tip-off between Tennessee (15-3, 5-1 SEC) and LSU (12-6, 1-5 SEC) is at 4 p.m. ET at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Courtney Lyle and Dane Bradshaw are on the call for ESPN.