Tennessee’s basketball team is going to look a lot different next season.

Losing a few starters isn’t unusual, which has happened on Rocky Top, but losing nearly the entire bench on top of those defections is going to result in a new-look squad for Rick Barnes.

If you missed it, star freshmen Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson both declared early for the 2021 NBA Draft, Yves Pons has said goodbye to the program and now four players have hit the transfer portal as Corey Walker has joined E.J. Anosike, Davonte Gaines and Drew Pember.

Walker, Springer, Johnson and Anosike make up the basketball program’s four signees during the 2020 recruiting cycle — Malachi Wideman also is on the team but he signed with the football team meaning his scholarship counts towards football, not basketball.

Here is Walker’s bio as listed on the Tennessee team site:

  • Contributed as a member of the scout team during his first season in the program.
  • Was hindered by contact tracing during the preseason and suffered a broken toe just before the start of the season in November.

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