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Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Posted on: June 11, 2009 1:44 pm
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Tennessee forward Tyler Smith is holding a Thursday afternoon press conference to announce that he is withdrawing from the NBA Draft, a source close to the Vols program told CBSSports.com.

Smith averaged 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season.

This development means the Vols will return every relevant player from a 21-win team.
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Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2009 4:33 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

No breaking news on this story Parrish? When Patterson returned to school, it was breaking news all over the website for some reason. I don't think either are breaking news but I wanted to know why you thought they were. Both are the best players on their team and future 1st round picks, so why the biased reporting? Some say it's because you have a man crush on Cal--is this true?




Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 4:15 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Jurrick left so no.



Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2009 4:00 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

I find it very arrogant/ignorant that Tennessee fans believe that they have a chance of beating UK next year. That's pretty arrogant in itself ... I despise the orange as much as anyone, but to make a arrogant statement about a arrogant statement is pretty .... arrogant

Anyways ... I look forward to the UK - UT match ups next season ... they just got a little more interesting



Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:54 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

I find it very arrogant/ignorant that Tennessee fans believe that they have a chance of beating UK next year. Kentucky was mediocre at best last year and UK won convincingly both times. Even if Meeks doesn't return, UK will have a minimum of 5 lottery picks on the team, and a coach who knows how to handle the talent. When tournament time rolls around next year, just thank the Cats for improving your strength of schedule, because that is the only benefit UT will see from its two demorlizing losses.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 3:10 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Gary,

After the withdrawal deadline, are you going to do another Ridiculously Early Top 25 and 1? Really looking forward to one!



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2009 2:57 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Well, last year, there was a lot of talk about how good the Vols were going to be, with a couple of first year players in Scotty Hopson and Bobby Maze making major contributions.  People just forgot that Hopson was only a freshman, and that it was Maze's first year in the system with no veteran presence to show him the ropes.  People may be overhyping the Wildcats the same way.  I get the feeling that Kentucky fans could be in for a little bit of a letdown next year.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2009 2:35 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Awesome news for Tennessee! I think this pretty much solidifies us as at least the second best team in the SEC. I'd like to say it pretty much solidifies us as the best team in the SEC, which isn't out of the question, but Kenctucky is loaded this year, as much as that pains me to say haha. I have no doubt we CAN be the best team in the SEC next season, I believe we have the athletes to do it, it just depends on how much our players improve over the summer.



Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2009 1:59 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

Looks like Jurick, a redhirt Frsh, will transfer to free up another scholarship.  Smith announcing he's not going to the NBA and Jurick leaving is too coincidental.  Looks like Smith will be in orange another year unless he decides to play pro ball in Europe, but it looks good for UT.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2009 1:53 pm
 

Source: Vols' Smith withdrawing from NBA Draft

If he does indeed come back will this not put the Vols over the limit in scholarships? If so I would bet that when Pearl has to drop someone on the team to make room for his "star" player, no one on this board or in the media will have an issue with it... I'm just saying it's funny how that works.


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