Golden to sign with Vols next week

The early National Signing period for basketball and baseball begins today and runs through November 17. At InsideTennessee we are set on giving all Volunteer fans the very best coverage they can find anywhere. Including interviews of the signees, when they plan on signing and how they feel about being a Tennessee Volunteer. Go "Inside" to see what Trae Golden has to say.

The early National Signing period for basketball and baseball begins today and runs through November 17.

At InsideTennessee.com we are set on giving all Volunteer fans the very best coverage they can find anywhere. Including interviews of the signees, when they plan on signing and how they feel about being a Tennessee Volunteer.

There no one more excited about being a Volunteer than senior point guard Trae Golden of McEachern High School in Powder Springs Georgia.

"I can't wait to be a Volunteer," Golden told InsideTennessee Tuesday night. "I will be signing my papers next Monday or Tuesday. My sister is in Australia and is coming back to be here for the signing. We are really close and I want her to be her for important day."

Golden, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound shooting guard, plans on playing point guard at Tennessee for Bruce Pearl. Golden is ranked a four star prospect and is rated the No. 19 shooting guard in the nation by Scout.com.

With offers from Marquette, U Conn, Georgia Tech and Georgia to mention a few, it was an easy decision for Golden to pick Pearl and Tennessee.

"It was the best situation for me," Golden said. "It's two and a half hours from home. We love Coach Pearl and his entire coaching staff a lot. I really formed a great bond with my future teammates."

Golden is known for his three point shooting ability and is a big time shooter and stud student in the classroom. Known for his ability to knock down jumpers, he wants the ball in his hands at crunch time. He needs to improve his handle in traffic. Weapon behind the arc and he makes them off the dribble pull as well. He is definitely a top 100 talent.

Golden fell in love with Knoxville when he took his visit to Rocky Top.

"There isn't anything I didn't like about it," Golden said. "I loved the atmosphere and the great fan support they receive. I can't wait to be a Volunteer and get to Knoxville."


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