J.P. Prince enrolls at UT

Head basketball coach Bruce Pearl announced Tuesday that J.P. Prince has enrolled at the University of Tennessee and will join the Vols' basketball team. A 6-foot-6 guard from Memphis, Prince will be eligible to play as a sophomore beginning in January 2008. He is allowed to practice with the team immediately.

Prince is transferring to Tennessee from the University of Arizona where he made three appearances for the nationally-ranked Wildcats this season. As a freshman last year he averaged 2.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 28 games.

At White Station High School in Memphis he led the Spartans to a 142-12 record and three state championships (2002-04). He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior in 2005 after averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game.

"We are very excited about J.P. Prince coming back to the state of Tennessee," Pearl said. "He was an outstanding high school prospect from the same high school that brought us Dane Bradshaw. We are committed to keeping the best players from the state of Tennessee at home. Our style of play should enable him to reach his full potential."


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