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    Vincent Yarbrough 1    
     
      Vincent Yarbrough
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cleveland

High School:
Cleveland

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 210

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/21/1981

Holds one school record and ranks among Tennessee?s career leaders in several other categories ... His 211 career steals are the most in school history while he ranks among the school?s career leaders in scoring (8th with 1,737), rebounds (6th with 862), blocks (7th with 131), three-pointers (4th with 179), three-point attempts (4th with 526) field goals made (9th with 613) and assists (10th with 293).

2001-02 (Senior)
A first team All-SEC selection (Coaches and Associated Press) ... A first team National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 7 selection ... Earned All-District honors from the USBWA (District IV) and the NABC (District 7) ... Two-time SEC Player of the Week selection, earning SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 19, 2001, after having 26 points, 11 rebounds and three steals against Tennessee Tech ... Also earned the award on Feb. 4, 2002, after he averaged 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in UT?s wins at LSU and Vanderbilt ... Named the team?s Most Valuable Player and was the recipient of the Chairman of the Boards Award as the team?s top rebounder ... Ranked among the SEC leaders in five different categories including scoring (2nd with 18.1 pg), rebounding (6th with 7.5 rpg), steals (9th with 1.87 spg), three-pointers made (10th with 1.94 per game) and defensive rebounds (4th with 5.29 per game) ... Against SEC opponents, his 18.6 points ranked second in the league and he also ranked among the top 10 in rebounding (7th with 6.9 rpg), steals (tied 10th with 1.69 spg), three-point percentage (9th with 38.9%), three-pointers made (tied 7th with 2.19 3pg) and defensive rebounds (7th with 4.94 rpg) ... Scored 20 or more points 13 times on the season ... Against ranked opponents he averaged 18.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in eight games ... At the SEC Tournament he averaged 21.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in Tennessee?s two games ... Led the Vols with 18.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, it is the third consecutive year that he led Tennessee in both scoring and rebounding ... Hit the game-winning basket with 4.3 seconds left at Vanderbilt (2/2/02) and finished the game with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks ... One of best career games came at LSU (1/30/02) when he was 8-of-18 from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point range to lead the Vols with 24 points and nine rebounds ... Had career-highs with 11 free throws made on 14 attempts at Alabama (2/16/02) ... Recorded his 1,600th career point, 800th career rebound and 200th steal against Arkansas (2/13/02) ... Tied a Rupp Arena opponent record with seven three-pointers at Kentucky (2/19/02) ... Played one of the best games of his career against the Wildcats, turning in a season-high 27 points on a career-high 7-of-12 shooting from three-point range ... Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team after he led the Vols with 20.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in three games ... A 2001-02 John R. Wooden Award candidate, marking the second time he was a preseason candidate for the award ... Listed as a USBWA preseason All-America candidate and a Senior CLASS Award candidate.

2000-01 (Junior)
Second team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league?s coaches and the Associated Press .... NABC first team All-District 7 pick ... Became the 35th member of Tennessee?s 1,000-point club when he hit a jumper at the end of the first half against Florida (1/30/01) ? His 55 steals on the season ranked in a tie for sixth on Tennessee?s single season charts ... Blocked 44 shots on the campaign to rank in a tie for ninth on UT?s single-season charts ... Averaged 15.9 points per game against SEC teams to rank ninth in the league ... Ranked sixth in the conference stats with 7.8 rebounds in SEC games ... His 1.88 steals per game against SEC foes ranked in a tie for second in the league ... In all, he ranked in the top 10 of 10 categories against SEC teams including field goal percentage (10th/.451), free throw percentage (9th/.750), three-point field goal percentage (4th/.405), three-pointers made (9th/1.88), blocks (4th/1.44), offensive rebounds (9th/2.62) and defensive rebounds (4th/5.19) ... Averaged 9.5 rebounds in two SEC Tournament games ... Hit 6-of-7 three-point attempts en route to 20 points against LSU (3/3/01) ? Had a perfect day against Vanderbilt (2/24/01) when he went 7-of-7 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line en route to 20 points ? Established a career-high with 28 points in 31 minutes against Kentucky (2/14/01) ? Led UT in rebounding 16 times on the season ? Recorded the ninth double-double of his career with a career high 15 rebounds and 11 points against Arkansas (2/7/01) ? Averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds at the Rainbow Classic ? Named a Midseason Top 30 candidate for the John R. Wooden Award Dec. 29 ? A preseason candidate for the Naismith Award ? Received preseason All-America honors.

1999-00 (Sophomore)
Second team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches & Associated Press) ... NABC All-District VII ... USBWA All-District IV ... Started in all 33 games ... Led team in scoring with 489 points and a 14.8 average ... Led squad in rebounding at 6.9 and steals at 1.7 ... Ranked second in assists (2.5) and blocks (1.0) ... Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, rebounding, steals and blocks ... Named SEC Co-Player of the Week Jan. 31 after averaging 24.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists ... His 55 steals tied for the sixth-best single-season total in UT history ... Posted eight 20-point efforts, including tying his career-high with 25 against South Florida, South Carolina and at Vanderbilt ... Notched 25 double-figure scoring efforts ... Posted four double-doubles versus West Virginia (16 pts/14 reb), at Florida (21 pts/10 reb), against Auburn (24 pts/10 reb) and Arkansas (16 pts/14 reb) ... Lead team in rebounding 15 times and scoring 10 times ... Averaged 12.7 points three NCAA Tournament games, scoring at least 11 three times ... Pumped in 13 versus North Carolina, 14 against Connecticut and 11 versus Louisiana-Lafayette ... Pulled down 14 rebounds against West Virginia and Arkansas.

1998-99 (Freshman)
Played in all 30 games with 28 starting assignments ? Ranked second on the team in steals (1.4) ... Finished season ranked third on the team in rebounding (5.2) and fifth in scoring (7.6) ... Scored career-high 23 points (7-of-11 FGs) in the Vols? 75-68 overtime victory at South Florida ? Registered 22 points (9-of-12 FGs), pulled down 11 rebounds, blocked a career-best four shots and had three assists in the Vols? home victory over Georgia ? Gave the Vols a 68-66 lead with 30 seconds remaining with a rebound jam off a missed shot in UT?s 69-67 comeback win at Ole Miss ... Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, in Tennessee?s 47-46 win at Kentucky.

High School
One of 10 finalists for the 1998 Naismith Award as the nation?s top high school player ... Named as Tennessee?s Class AAA 1998 Mr. Basketball ... Tennessee?s 1998 Gatorade Player of the Year ... Played in the McDonald?s All-America Game and the Magic Johnson All-Star Game ... Scored 12 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the field, in the McDonald?s All-Star Game ... Two-time first-team All-State ... Averaged 24 points, 14 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 5.2 blocked shots as a senior ... Connected on 54 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line ... Recorded 1,493 points, 560 rebounds, 433 assists and 351 blocked shots in final two high school seasons ... Averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds, 7.3 blocked shots and 5.1 assists as a junior in leading Cleveland to a 33-2 record and the Tennessee Class AAA state championship ... Named the 1997 Class AAA state tournament?s Most Valuable Player ... Named MVP of the 1998 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star game after scoring 32 points ... Spent the 1997 summer participating in the prestigious NBA Players Association camp and the ABCD adidas camp, where he was named a top 10 performer among most of the nation?s top prospects ... Coached at Cleveland High School by Ray Grant.

Personal
Born: March 21, 1981 ... Full name: Vincent Raymond Yarbrough ... Academic Major: Arts & Sciences ... Younger brother of Vol senior Del Baker ... Was the youngest player in Division I basketball as a freshman ... Did not turn 18 until March of his freshman season ... One of 30 of the top men?s basketball players in the nation age 20 and younger who were invited to the 2000 USA Basketball Men?s National Team Trials by the USA Basketball Men?s Collegiate Committee.

Year
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Avg
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
1999
83-199
.417
23-84
.274
40-57
.702
5.2
42
29
43
229
7.6
2000
172-368
.467
53-148
.358
92-125
.736
6.9
81
33
55
489
14.8
2001
164-370
.443
43-127
.339
88-138
.638
7.4
83
44
55
459
13.9
2002
194-457
.425
60-167
.359
112-163
.687
7.5
87
25
58
560
18.1
TOTAL
613-1394
.440
179-526
.340
332-483
.687
6.8
293
131
211
1737
13.7

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