Tipoff Countdown: Brandon Lopez

Oct. 26, 2012

No. 24 All-Time

Other Tennessee basketball players who wore No. 24:

Jarvis, Bill1952-55
Carmichael, Ron1959-61
Colmenares, Nick1959
Brintnall, Phil1961-62
Kempf, Ray1962
Falls, Dennis1963
Coffman, Wes1966-68
Campbell, Don1968-70
Darden, Johnny1976-79
Poole, Michael1980-81
Evans, Walter1982-83
Johnson, Chuck1984
Thomas, Stacey1985
Clark, Rickey1988-90
Klaehn, Chris1991-93
Barnes, Cortez1994
Burch, Paul1994-95
Grindstaff, Jenis200-02
Wild, Tanner2006-09
Bone, Josh2010-11
Lopez, Brandon2012-Present

Countdown Schedule

10/26Brandon LopezStory
10/27Rob MurphyStory
10/28Derek ReeseStory
10/29Armani MooreStory
10/30Quinton ChievousStory
10/31Jarnell StokesStory
11/1Yemi MakanjuolaStory
11/2Josh RichardsonStory
11/3D'Montre EdwardsStory
11/4Jordan McRaeStory
11/5Trae GoldenStory
11/6Dwight MillerStory
11/7Kenny HallStory
11/8Skylar McBeeStory
11/9Jeronne MaymonStory

Coach's Evaluation:

"Brandon tries to be an extension of the coaching staff on and off the floor. He looks to bring positive energy every day, and he understands his role.

He tries to push the other guys. And for us to maximize our potential this season, he has to continue to help Trae (Golden) and Armani (Moore) - and even the big guys - as he's watching the game and seeing things develop.

Brandon has to be ready at all times, because you never know when his name is going to be called."

Echoes of the Past:

Eddie DeBro (2005-06)

Drew Clemmons (2002-03)/ Eddie DeBro (2005-06)
"Having an unselfish player like Brandon Lopez on your team is important for several reasons.

First of all, he has to be able to play, so he can provide competition for the starters every day in practice. He has to be smart, so he can execute the opponents' offense and defense with very little instruction. He has to be a coach on the floor in practice so he can help the young players improve.

It takes an unselfish person to fill this role. Two players remind me of Brandon Lopez. They each gave 110 percent to the UT basketball program every day they wore the Orange & White. They are Drew Clemmons and Eddie DeBro. And like Brandon, each of those players were standouts in the classroom as well."

- Bert Bertelkamp
Vol Network Radio Analyst
UT point guard, 1977-80





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