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- GoVols247 has an interview with local product Brandon Lopez, who has continued to see his role with the Vols expand: govols247 1-on-1: Brandon Lopez.
- Also on GoVols247, former Vols star Chris Lofton gives his take on the 2013-14 Orange & White. He has high hopes for the squad: Lofton: UT has pieces for big run.
- Both Inside Tennessee Volquest have features on Josh Richardson and how well he continues to improve his game in the summer: Statement game for Josh and Richardson turning into savvy vet.
- The Associated Press has a story on redshirt senior Jeronne Maymon, who is expecting a full return for 2013-14: Vols' Maymon confident he can bounce back
- After the Vols brought their S.H.O.T. clinic to the Mid-State, The Daily News Journal takes a look at freshman Darius Thompson: Vols coach visits 'Boro, says Thompson will play as freshman.
- The Knoxville News Sentinel has a piece on Josh Richardson and his expectations for the coming season: Josh Richardson not worried about overcrowding in UT's backcourt.
- Check out this feature from the Jackson Sun on the Vols' S.H.O.T. Clinics: Kids learn hoops skills from UT's Martin.
- In the Maryville Daily Times, read this nice feature on Armani Moore: Role play: Moore, Vols gelling through summer work.
- Former Vols standout Chris Lofton is back in action and aiming for the future, read this story from GoVols247: Lofton healthy, looking forward
- Volquest has a story on the Vols' summer action: A summer full of makes.
- Also on Volquest, Rob Lewis has a feature Jordan McRae: McRae expands role in offseason.
Check out some of the latest stories on the Vols as summer league action heats up. Also Jarnell Stokes' Team USA U19 team gears up for action in the U19 World Championships in Prague.
- In the Knoxville News Sentinel, check out a story on Jordan McRae and the background behind his decision to stay for his senior season with the Vols: Jordan McRae 'happy with the choice' to return, using summer to improve
- GoVols247 has a story on Cuonzo Martin's impression of a rule change: Martin OK with block/charge tweak.
- Team USA U19 will begin play in the World Championship on Thursday, June 27 as the Americans and Stokes take on Ivory Coast at 8:15 p.m. in Prague, which is 2:15 p.m. ET. Check out the Full Schedule.
June 25 is one of the most popular days for birthdays on Rocky Top, as three VFLs, two current Vols and one current Lady Vol celebrate today. Happy Birthday to redshirt junior running back Austin Bolen, softball's junior shortstop Madison Shipman and sophomore swimmer Tristan Slater. Also celebrating today are former Lady Vol rower Ashley Case and former Vol baseball player Davis Morgan.
Lastly, we wish Tennessee basketball great Reggie Johnson a happy 56th birthday. A member of UT's All-Century Team, Johnson poured in 2,103 career points and currently ranks 5th all-time in the category.
On Monday, Vols head coach Cuonzo Martin took part in a Summer SEC Teleconference with the media. Check out what he had to say: Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee.
Here's a look at some recent basketball stories on the hoopsters:
- GoVols247: Maymon's progress pleases Martin
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC hoops coaches understand schedules need a boost
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jordan McRae 'happy with the choice' to return, using summer to improve
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notable Quotes & Quotable Notes: SEC hoops offseason
- NBC Sports.com: Cuonzo Martin: Jeronne Maymon playing 5-on-5, but 'not sure when he'll be cleared full-time'
- Nooga.com: Martin excited about Vols' summer progress
- From the international world of hoops. Jarnell Stokes' USA U-19 Team opened with a 97-51 exhibition win over the Czech Republic in Prague. The team will scrimmage Canada on Tuesday before officially beginning play in the 2013 FIFA U19 World Championships. Stokes had eight points in the easy win.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!. Here's a look at some of the latest stories on Cuonzo Martin's squad.
- On Nooga.com, Chris Dortch has a feature on Jordan McRae and how hard the rising senior is working to make his final season on Rocky Top a memorable one: Vols' McRae not resting on his laurels.
- The Kingsport Times takes a look back at the S.H.O.T. clinic held in the Tri-Cities on Friday: UT coach Martin, Vols players encouraging kids to take their best shot.
According to Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News, Vols rising senior Jordan McRae is ranked as the No. 6 shooting guard in the country.
There was no more improved player in college basketball last season, and that's not just year-over-year (from 8.6 ppg as a sophomore to 15.7). He also put on an impressive late surge that included a five-game stretch in which he averaged 28 points and the Vols went 4-1. He has terrific length and athleticism and is developing as a long-range shooter.