HOOPS: Keep an eye on Smith

Vols forward Tyler Smith

Vols forward Tyler Smith

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy calls athletic Tennessee forward Tyler Smith maybe the SEC’s most versatile player. Smith pumped in 30 against Vanderbilt in a 69-50 Vols win Saturday.

In a down year for the SEC, Tennessee was considered to be the league’s best at the outset. Against a non-conference schedule that has included Georgetown, Kansas and Gonzaga, the Vols have slipped from the rankings but not from the conciousness of the region. They’re 16-8 overall, 7-3 and in a three-way tie for the SEC East lead.

“They have a similar style of play (to Ole Miss),” Kennedy said. “They’re going to spread you, and they can beat you in a number of ways. Tyler Smith is maybe the most versatile player int he league, and they have guys one through five who can stretch you out to the three.”

Smith leads the Vols with 17.2 points a game.

— PA

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10 Responses to “HOOPS: Keep an eye on Smith”

  1. JG Says:

    Interesting picture PA.

  2. JakeFuryReb Says:

    I rofl’d at the picture, since you pointed that out JG. 😀

  3. KB Says:

    Caption that! Wow, what a bad picture.

  4. ColoradoReb Says:

    That Pic is too funny. Looks like he is getting ready to give it to his team mate.

  5. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    I thought the same thing.

  6. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    Any word yet on the football schedule, PA?

  7. djrebel Says:

    No word on the football schedule. See if there can be discussion without perverting the new picture.

    — PA

  8. JB Says:

    Ole Miss controlled Meeks, I believe they can probably control Smith. Nice picture tho.

  9. bigdraws Says:

    Hey Pa. Did you take a sip of Brad Locke’s coffee when you were filling out the rosters on the back page of the sports?

  10. djrebel Says:

    Don’t know how that happend. That’s not the one I submitted.

    — PA

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