TSWA honors two signees

Two players who signed with the Vol basketball program last November have been selected first-team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

Tyler Smith, 6-7 forward from Giles County High, was named to the Class AA all-state team after averaging 26 points per game.

Matthew Dotson, a 6-8 forward from Hickman County, was tabbed to the Class AAA all-state team.

The TSWA also honored Brentwood Academy's Brandan Wright. The 6-9 post player was named Div. II all-state after averaging 20.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game. Wright, who has led Brentwood Academy to three state titles -- earning MVP honors each time -- shot 63 percent from the field and 73 percent from the floor last season.

Wright is expected to opt for the NBA rather than play college ball.

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