Tennessee point guard commit Lamonte Turner is still awaiting NCAA clearance to join his team, but Ben Frederickson of 247 Sports is reporting that Turner told the Knoxville News-Sentinel that he got the green light to start classes, but was waiting on “the basketball part.”
A three-star recruit from Harvest, Alabama, Turner reclassified up to the Class of 2015 to 2016 and also played at multiple high schools, three to be exact. He started in his hometown at Sparkman High School, then moved on to Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Florida before ultimately graduating from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. In the past, Arlington Country Day’s academics have come under NCAA scrutiny, so Turner’s time there could be a bit more under the microscope than usual even though he did not graduate from there.
Hopefully, this matter is resolved quickly and Turner is able to join his teammates on the court as Tennessee prepares to kick off the first year of the Rick Barnes era.
Of course, Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
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