After not adding a post player in its fall signing class, Tennessee has reconsidering the junior college ranks and has zeroed in on one player in particular.
The Lady Vols are among countless schools recruiting Evelyn Akhator, a 6-foot-3 post player from Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. Akhator, who is from Lagos, Nigeria, is averaging 22.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and three blocks per game for Chipola (26-1), which is ranked No. 3 nationally.
Akhator surpassed 1,000 career points at Chipola last week.
Tennessee hasn’t signed a player from the junior college ranks since Jasmine Phillips in 2012. Junior college signees Shannon Bobbitt and Alberta Auguste were key players in UT’s back-to-back national championship seasons of 2007-08.