The Tennessee Volunteers will be returning some talented players next season, so an NCAA tournament appearance in the near future is very likely. However, there will be some new faces joining the team, so let’s take a look at the 2013 recruiting class.
Robert Hubbs highlights the incoming freshmen, being a 4-star and all. However, two 3-stars and one JUCO player will also be joining Tennessee. Hubbs is ranked No. 29 according to ESPN for the 2013 recruiting class, so an instant impact will likely be the case with him.
Tennessee absolutely needs another scorer next season. Jordan McRae was great and he can definitely carry the offensive load, but against teams like Kentucky and Florida, other players will have to step up. Hopefully, one of the incoming freshmen will make an impact this year, but like I stated earlier, Hubbs will be the most likely candidate for that.
However, someone is going to have to take Trae Golden’s spot, since he will no longer be a Volunteer.
Tennessee definitely does not have a recruiting class quite like the Wildcats, but it will have to do. The one thing that the Volunteers have Kentucky beat at, though, is experience, which should go a long ways in the SEC and with making the Big Dance.
Still, Tennessee will likely be a step behind Florida and Kentucky in the SEC, but I guess anything can happen. With a pretty good recruiting class coming in and some talented players set to return, watch out for the Volunteers in the upcoming season.
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