Recruiting Update: Tennessee still searching for a point guard


Josh Richardson is training for the NBA draft. The player who will replace him as Tennessee’s point guard is still to-be-determined. Here’s an update on some of the options that have been linked to UT coach Rick Barnes and his staff.

  • UT assistant coach Desmond Oliver visited IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this week to meet with Lamonte Turner. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard plans to reclassify to the 2015 class, moving up his college enrollment by a year. Scouting service 247Sports ranked the three-star prospect as the No. 91 player in the 2016 class and the No. 17 point guard. Former UT coach Donnie Tyndall’s staff offered Turner a scholarship in June. He visited unofficially in October.

  • Villanova graduate transfer point guard Dylan Ennis has removed the Vols from consideration. He told ESPN he will pick between Baylor, Oregon and Illinois.
  • Southern Florida graduate transfer point guard Anthony Collins visited Baylor last week and started a visit to Texas A&M on Thursday, according to UT is reportedly on Collins’ list of potential landing spots. I’ve reached out to him about his recruitment, but have not heard back.