The NBA: Vols in the professional ranks

The NBA: Vols in the professional ranks

The NBA season of 2023–24 is coming to an end, and a number of VFLs, both domestically and internationally, have had success this season. The Boston Celtics' Jaden Springer (2020–21) is still alive in the NBA playoffs and will soon face the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals. Below is the most recent information on Vols in the professional ranks, including those in the EuroLeague and other leagues.

Tennessee vs. Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers 2010–11
6.5 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.7 BPG, 17.2 PPG, 33.8 MPG,.487 FG%, 70 GP, 70 GS, and

In his seventh full season with the Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris averaged 17.2 points per game on a 48.7 percent shooting rate, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. Harris shot 43.1 percent from the floor and averaged 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Grant Williams, 76 GP, 43 GS, 10.3 PPG, 28.0 MPG,.456 FG%, 4.2 RPG, 2.3 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.5 BPG, Charlotte Hornets | at Tennessee 2016–19

In his fifth professional season, Grant Williams started 43 of the 76 games he played in. He finished the 2023–24 season with his hometown Charlotte Hornets after beginning it with the Dallas Mavericks. In addition to averaging 10.3 points per game, he also averaged 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 45.6 percent from the field.

Tennessee vs. Josh Richardson | Miami Heat 2011–15
43 GP, 6 GS, 9.9 PPG, 25.7 MPG,.444 FG%, 2.8 RPG, 2.4 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Josh Richardson, who recently completed his second season as a Miami Heat player, averaged 9.9 points per game, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists before needing season-ending shoulder surgery due to an injury he sustained on February 11 against the Boston Celtics.

2.2 PPG, 8.1 MPG,.416 FG%, 0.9 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.2 BPG, Julian Phillips | Chicago Bulls | at Tennessee 2022–23

Julian Phillips, a rookie free agent, shot 41.6 percent from the field this season while averaging 2.2 points per game and 0.9 rebounds per game for the Chicago Bulls. His stats in four NBA G League games with the Windy City Bulls were 16.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 1.0 APG, and 1.0 BPG.

Admiral Schofield at Tennessee | Orlando Magic 23 GP, 1.1 PPG, 3.7 MPG,.385 FG%, 0.7 RPG, and 0.3 APG for 2015–19

In 23 regular season games, Admiral Schofield, who is in his third season with the Orlando Magic, averaged 1.1 points per game. This season marked the Magic’s first trip to the playoffs since 2019–20.

Boston Celtics’ Jaden Springer at Tennessee from 2016–19
.433 FG%, 1.2 RPG, 0.5 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 17 GP, 1 GS, 2.1 PPG, 7.6 MPG

In his 17 appearances during his rookie campaign with the Boston Celtics, Jaden Springer averaged 2.1 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting, plus 1.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.5 steals. During this season, he played in one G League game with the Maine Celtics, where he finished with 26 points on 11 of 18 shots from the field, three assists, and six rebounds. For the second time in three seasons, the Celtics are in the NBA Finals. Game one against the Mavericks is scheduled for this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

2020–21 Keon Johnson, Brooklyn Nets, at Tennessee
1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 6.2 PPG, 12.2 MPG,.381 FG%, and 5 GP

Keon Johnson played for the Brooklyn Nets five times in 2023–24, averaging 6.2 points per game. Johnson, a G League player for Brooklyn’s Long Island Nets, had 26 appearances for the team this season, averaging 18.2 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game.
Canada’s Jordan Bowden at Tennessee 2016–20
Jordan Bowden has inked a contract with the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Montréal Alliance. He nearly broke the team record for single-game scoring in his second game with the team, scoring 34 points. In that game against the Saskatchewan Rattlers, he went 14 for 18 from the field, including a 6-of-9 performance from 3-point range. In less than 34 minutes of play, he also grabbed two rebounds and committed one theft.

Kevin Punter Jr. | Tennessee vs. Serbia 2014–16
In a derby game last Friday in the Serbian KLS, Kevin Punter Jr. guided his Serbian team, Partizan, to an 82-72 triumph over the 20th-ranked Mega BG. During the victory, he scored 15 points in 20 minutes. This year, the punter has averages of 11.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, and 2.0 APG.

Israel’s Kyle Alexander at Tennessee 2015–19
In 26 games this season, Kyle Alexander, who plays for Hapoel Shlomo Tel-Aviv, averaged 9.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks.

2019-23 Uroš Plavšić | Serbia | at Tennessee
Last Thursday, Uroš Plavšić of Mega BG in the Serbian KLS scored eight points in nine minutes on four of five shots. This season, it was his debut game for Mega BG.

Libyan Trae Golden at Tennessee, 2010–11
Last Friday, Trae Golden, who is currently with Ahly Benghazi, scored 21 points and dished out eight assists. This season, Golden is averaging 21.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 7.8 APG.

Indonesian John Fields at Tennessee, 2010–11
Last Wednesday, John Fields had a significant role in the Rans Piks’ victory over Satya Wacana, who is ranked 12th. Fields led the team with 12 points and 18 rebounds in just 29 minutes of play, helping them win 75–51. Fields is scoring 12.5 RPG and 11.5 PPG on average.

Kennedy Chandler (at Tennessee 2021-22) is an NBA G League player for the Long Island Nets.
Yves Pons (2017–21 at Tennessee) is a player in the Spanish Liga Endesa for Basquet Girona.
Italian Serie A player Jordan Bone (Tennessee 2016–19) plays for Cremona.
In the Greek GBL, Jordan McRae (at Tennessee 2010–14) plays for AEK.
Derek Reese plays for Capitanes de Arecibo in the Puerto Rican BSN. He was at Tennessee from 2012 to 2016.
Lamonte Turner plays for Dynamic VP in the Serbian KLS; he was at Tennessee in 2015–15.
In the Belgian Pro Basketball League, John Fulkerson (at Tennessee 2016–22) is a player for the Stella Artois Leuven Bears.
Scotty Hopson (Tennessee, 2008–11) is an NBA G League player for the Maine Celtics.

In the Basketball Africa League, Trae Golden (at Tennessee 2010–13) is a player for Al-Ahly Ly SC.
In the Icelandic Subway League, Armani Moore (at Tennessee 2012–16) plays for Stjarnan.
In the Saudi Arabian SBL, Wayne Chism (at Tennessee, 2006–10) is a player for Al Salam.
In the German ProA, Victor Bailey Jr. (at Tennessee 2019–22) plays for PS Karlsruhe Lions.
D’Montre Edwards (Tennessee 2012–14) participated in the Taiwanese T1 League last season with the Tainan GhostHawks.
German ProA player Victor Bailey Jr. (at Tennessee 2019–22) is a member of the PS Karlsruhe Lions.
Tyreke Key, who will attend Tennessee in 2022–23, is a player in the Belgian Pro Basketball League for the Stella Artois Leuven Bears.

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