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Tennessee Big Man Active For Matchup Against Missouri

Tennessee freshman big man JP Estrella is active for the Vols’ Tuesday night matchup at Missouri, a UT Spokesperson confirmed. Estrella had missed each of Tennessee’s last three games with a left leg injury. Estrella is a reserve big man for Tennessee who has played in six SEC games this season. Over the course of […]

Tennessee Freshman Out For Saturday’s Matchup Against Vanderbilt

Tennessee freshman big man JP Estrella is out for the Vols’ Saturday night matchup against Vanderbilt, a UT spokesperson confirmed. Estrella is missing his third straight game with a left leg injury that’s made him a partial participant in practice. He’s day-to-day moving forward. The freshman big man has been a reserve post player for […]

Tennessee Forward Ruled Out For Wednesday Night Matchup At Arkansas

Tennessee freshman power forward JP Estrella is out for the Vols’ Wednesday night matchup at Arkansas, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to RTI. The freshman big man has been a reserve post player for Tennessee this season and is averaging 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.8 minutes per game this season. Tennessee didn’t officially rule […]

Rick Barnes: J.P. Estrella ‘Looked Like He Truly Belonged’ Against Florida

Amidst Dalton Knecht’s late first half flurry against Florida, freshman big man J.P. Estrella set up a Knecht transition bucket by blocking a shot at the basket. It was one of a number of impressive plays Estrella made on a night when super senior Knecht and junior Jonas Aidoo stole the show. However, Estrella’s play […]

WATCH: Rick Barnes, JP Estrella Preview Ole Miss SEC Matchup

Rick Barnes

No. 5 Tennessee will open up SEC play this Saturday evening in Knoxville with a contest against No. 22 Ole Miss and head coach Chris Beard. Tennessee has gone 10-3 over the non-conference slate but will be gearing up for a different challenge entirely when conference play starts on Saturday. “This is the season now,” […]

Tennessee Freshmen Developing Important For Home Stretch Of Non Conference Schedule

After playing top 20 KenPom teams in five of its first nine games, Tennessee basketball faces a tame four-game stretch to close out non conference play. Tennessee hosts Georgia Southern on Tuesday night before traveling to San Antonio to face an average North Carolina State team. The Vols then return home for matchups against Tarleton […]

Tennessee Basketball Down Two Players Against North Carolina

Tennessee basketball is down two rotational players for tonight’s top 20 matchup against North Carolina. Sophomore forward Tobe Awaka and redshirt freshman guard Freddie Dilione are both unavailable against the Tar Heels, a UT spokesperson confirmed Wednesday evening. Awaka suffered an ankle injury in the opening minutes of the Vols’ Maui Invitational opening win over […]

WATCH: Rick Barnes, Tennessee Players Talk Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne

Tobe Awaka

Tennessee basketball put the finishing touches on its preseason slate Tuesday night as the Vols knocked off Lenoir-Rhyne 90-48 at Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center. Ninth-year coach Rick Barnes as well as forwards Tobe Awaka and JP Estrella talked to the media after the game to discuss the Vols’ victory. Barnes discussed Tennessee’s rebounding […]

Quartet Of Tennessee Basketball Players Sidelined In Early Stages Of Preseason Practice

Tennessee basketball is a week into its preseason practice and already has a myriad of players sidelined for numerous reasons. Point guard Zakai Zeigler, small forward D.J. Jefferson and power forwards J.P. Estrella and Tobe Awaka are all currently sidelined and were not full participants in Tuesday afternoon’s practice open to the media. Zeigler is […]

Tennessee Basketball Announces Four Fall Signees

Tennessee Basketball

Tennessee basketball signed four members of its eighth-ranked 2023 recruiting class Wednesday. All four Tennessee commits signed with the Vols during the fall signing period instead of waiting until the spring. Rick Barnes and his staff added two four-star commits and two three-star commits. Tennessee’s recruiting class ranks No. 8 nationally and No. 2 in […]