Highly-touted Lady Vol basketball newcomers Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds attended their first day of classes at the University of Tennessee on Monday.
Both players hail from Oregon, with Russell, a 6-5 post, coming from Springfield (Springfield H.S.) and the 5-8 Reynolds joining the program from Portland (Central Catholic).
Russell and Reynolds participated in the 2013 McDonald's High School All-American Game in Chicago in April, registering double-doubles in helping the West to a 92-64 win. Russell was named the MVP after tallying 16 points and 12 rebounds. Reynolds, meanwhile, scored 10 points and collected 11 boards.
Russell is the subject of two recent articles in USA Today High School Sports:
-- Mercedes Russell Talks Rocky Top
-- Introducing ... Mercedes Russell