Withdrew from the university before the season in October to return home to be near his mother, who was ill.
Played in 33 of Tennessee's 34 games and made 11 starts ... After spending his previous two seasons as a off-guard/wing, he switched to point guard and served as a solid backup at the position ... Was the first Vol off the bench nine times ... Made 14 of 33 3-point attempts for an outstanding 42.4 percentage from long range, and shot 51 percent (43-85) from the floor ... In SEC play, he shot 8-of-14 (.571) from beyond the arc ... Averaged 3.4 points and 1.7 assists per game ... Boasted an impressive 1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Had a season-high 10 points against UNC Asheville (12/3/08) ... Scored all five of his points against Marquette (12/16/08) late in the second half, including a 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining that gave UT a five-point lead en route to victory ... Totaled nine points on 4-of-4 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds against Louisiana (12/29/08) ... Tied a career-high with five assists in the home win against Florida (1/31/09) ... Had eight points and a pair of steals vs. Vanderbilt (2/14/09) ... Finished with five points, three assists and no turnovers as UT clinched a share of the SEC Eastern Division title at South Carolina (3/5/09) ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds in the SEC Tournament championship game vs. Mississippi State (3/15/09) ... Scored five points against Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament (3/20/09).
Played in 28 games, averaging 9.3 minutes per game ... Averaged 1.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game ... Shot 48.5 percent from the field ... A defensive specialist who subbed in to guard to opponent's top perimeter player ... Led the Vols in steals three times ... Posted 10 assists and just four turnovers in his last 17 games ... Recorded season-highs for points (10), rebounds (8), assists (5) and steals (4) against North Carolina A&T (11/27/07) ... Saw action in each of Tennessee's three NCAA Tournament games.
Saw action in each of Tennessee's 35 games, earning three starting assignments ... Averaged 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in league play ... 30 steals ranked fifth on the team and was best among the freshman class ... Caused his opponents to be called for six five-second counts while playing defense ... Over the final 12 games shot 61.1 percent (22-of-36) from the field ... Earned starting assignments in three of UT's four games when Chris Lofton was out with an ankle injury ... Went 4-of-4 from the field in a nine-point effort over 23rd-ranked Vanderbilt (2/10/07) ... Earned his first career start at Rupp Arena when the Vols visited Kentucky (1/28/07) ... Dished out a career-high four assists against Georgia (1/31/07) ... Came off the bench to score 11 points on 3-of-5 3-point shooting to go with five rebounds and a steal at Mississippi (1/24/07) ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 on 3-pointers against Coppin State (11/19/06) ... After scoring just two points in UT's two exhibition games, torched Middle Tennessee (11/10/06) for 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field in the season-opener.
Four-star prospect by HoopScoopOnline.com ... Three-star prospect by Scout.com ... Led Harmony Prep to a Division I national runner-up finish ... Rated as No. 5 player in the state of Illinois as a senior in 2005 at Carbondale HS ... Played first three seasons at Ullin Century HS before transferring to Carbondale HS for his senior season ... Two-time second team Class A All-State selection ... Averaged 21 points, five assists and six rebounds as a senior at Carbondale High School ... Led Carbondale HS to the 2005 state championship game ... After missing his team's first seven games with a fractured wrist, averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and shot 62 percent from the field as a junior ... Led Ullin Century HS to a 22-5 record and an appearance in the regional championship game as a junior ... Led Century HS in scoring with 21 points as a sophomore while also leading the team in rebounding ... Surpassed the 1,000 career scoring mark as a sophomore ... Finished among the top 10 vote-getters for Illinois' Mr. Basketball ... Coached by Rodney Crawford at Harmony Community Prep in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jim Miller at Carbondale High School.
Born: April 17, 1986, in Carbondale, Ill. ... Full name: Joshua Tabb ... Academic major: Arts & sciences ... Parent is Regina Tabb ... Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Butler Athletic Scholarship.