Tipoff Countdown: Trae Golden

Nov. 5, 2012

No. 11 All-Time

Other Tennessee basketball players who wore No. 11:

McKinnon, Barry1953-54
Guinn, Bobby Jack1966-67
Ratliff, James1978
Gill, Jim1979-80
White, Tony1984-87
Swearengen, Clarence1988-1989
Hickman, George1991
Carnes, Shane1995-96
Brock, Tony1997
DeBro, Eddie2005-06
Cannington, Quinn2007-10
Golden, Trae2011-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:

"One of the first things you have to mention about Trae is that he has really changed his body from last season. (Strength and conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher) has done a great job with him in that regard - boosting Trae's endurance and explosiveness. On the floor, Trae is understanding things really well right now. He's aggressive offensively and can still score the ball, but he's a lot more well-rounded offensively. He always had that in him, but right now he's doing a better job than ever of setting up his teammates in spots where they can make plays and score the ball. If he just keeps playing defense like we need him to - and know he can - we'll be in really good shape when he's out there leading us on the floor."

Echoes of the Past:

Brandon Wharton (1996-99)

Brandon Wharton (1996-99)

"Both of these guys are high-scoring point guards. Both are multi-dimensional on the offensive end. Although Trae is a righty and Brandon was a lefty, they both have many similar characteristics. Both can go to the basket and finish, both can pull up for the tough two, and both can hit the three. Brandon was a better defender, but Trae can surely improve in this area. Both are excellent floor leaders and both are the go-to-players at crunch time. If Trae continues to improve other aspects of his game, he could end up as one of Tennessee's best scoring point guards and an All-SEC performer."

- Bert Bertelkamp
Vol Network Radio Analyst
UT Point Guard (1978-80)





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