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WATCH: Tennessee Transfer Commit Felix Okpara’s Highlights

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Tennessee basketball landed its second commit in the transfer portal on Thursday morning when Ohio State center Felix Okpara committed to Rick Barnes and his staff.

Okpara is a major get for the Vols in the portal and will be the replacement for Jonas Aidoo. Paired with JP Estrella, Okpara is poised to be a major piece in Tennessee’s front court.

So what is Tennessee getting in Okpara?

A 6-foot-11, 235-pound center who is one of the best rim protectors not only in the transfer portal but in the country as a whole. During his sophomore season, Okpara posted a 10.2% block rate last season, a mark that ranked 18th nationally and better than anyone on Tennessee’s roster.

Okpara is a bit offensively limited but is a strong lob threat and finishes well at the basket. He doesn’t have a strong back to the basket game or a jump shot. Starting 34 games for Ohio State, Okpara averaged 6.6 points and 6.4 rebounds while starting 34 games for the Buckeyes last season.

Okpara’s defensive prowess and physicality at the rim are clear when watching his highlights. Check them out here.
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