North Texas transfer guard Tylor Perry has ties to and interest in Tennessee basketball, according to a report by 247sports Brandon Jenkins.
Perry was the leading scorer for NIT Champion North Texas a season ago, tallying 17.2 points per game on 44% shooting from the field and 42% shooting from three-point range. The 5-foot-11 guard entered the transfer portal last week after the Mean Green’s season ended and has been in contact with Tennessee.
A Fort Coffee, Oklahoma native, Perry was a member of the MoKan Elite Nike EYBL program. Tennessee assistant coach Rod Clark used to be a MoKan coach and the two have a relationship from that time.
“He is a good dude,” Perry told Jenkins about Clark. “We go back to our MOKAN days. I have known him for years and he is a good family man. I am a big fan of his. He tells me they need scoring and somebody to make plays.”
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The small guard is on the process of organizing a visit to Tennessee along with other contenders in his recruitment Arkansas and Texas Tech. North Texas’ coach this past season — Grant McCaslan — is the new head coach at Texas Tech.
Despite his short stature, Perry is not a true point guard and more of a scoring guard. The Vols are in need of scoring help in the transfer portal after their offense often struggled a season ago.
Tennessee’s exact transfer portal needs are still to be determined as the Vols’ coaching staff awaits decisions from Santiago Vescovi, Josiah-Jordan James, Uros Plavsic and Julian Phillips on their basketball futures.
The Vols have three incoming freshman and lose Tyreke Key to graduation. Olivier Nkamhoua entered the transfer portal and declared for the NBA Draft but he could still potentially return to Tennessee for one final season.