Tipoff Countdown: Skylar McBee

Nov. 8, 2012

No. 13 All-Time

Other Tennessee basketball players who wore No. 13:

Graham, Don1948-49
Bartlett, Tommy 1951-52
Hall, Bill 1953-55
Passley, Tony2007
McBee, Skylar2010-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:

"Skylar is one of the best pure shooters in the country. Everyone in practice thinks it's going in every time he releases it. He's put a lot of work into becoming more consistent, as it showed last year by shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He's spent a lot of time this offseason working on his pull-up as well as getting separation from his defender so he's not one-dimensional offensively. Skylar is one of the toughest players on the team and isn't afraid to stick his nose in the action. We love that about him."

Echoes of the Past:

Aaron Green (1996-99)

Aaron Green (1996-99)

"Both are small-town Tennessee boys who grew up wanting to be Vols. They were heroes in their respective communities who everyone looked up to for their athletic abilities, but more importantly for their outstanding academic performance and character. On the floor, they both play with all-out hustle and are very physical players. Neither will ever back down, no matter who the opponent is. Both can shoot the three. However, I would give the edge to Skylar in that regard. Both players are a credit to their families and their university."

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





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