With Julian Phillips and Josiah-Jordan James set to return for Tennessee against South Carolina on Saturday, per head coach Rick Barnes, we discuss the three biggest ways their returns will help Tennessee in the latest High & Tight.
James and Phillips will not only give Tennessee more depth to help ease foul troubles, they both give Santiago Vescovi and Zakai Zeigler help on offense. The Vols haven’t had someone who can drive to the basket like Phillips can with the freshman injured, and James will be a crucial third shooter for Tennessee’s offense.
Additionally, James and Phillips will allow Tennessee to use smaller lineups, something they haven’t had the luxury of doing for the past month.
Watch the latest High & Tight by Rocky Top Insider below.