Here you’ll find basic info on each Vol basketball signee plus our projection of what role each prospect will play for Tennessee. We’ll continually update this page if the 2013 Vol basketball recruiting class grows.
5-star 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout, 4-star ESPN
6-5, 185 pounds, Shooting Guard
Newbern, TN (Dyer County)
Hubbs is deservedly one of the most sought-after prospects in the nation. Rated as the No. 15 player in the country by 247Sports and Rivals, he’s an explosive scorer who isn’t afraid to attack the rim with aggressive determination. He can beat opponents off the dribble, in the paint, or beyond the arc. Hubbs displays a comfortable post-up game when matched with smaller guards, plus he’s a good rebounder and solid defender. He has good form on his jump shot, and is a decent ball handler for a guard of his size. Duke, Memphis, Florida, and Vanderbilt all offered Hubbs, but he chose to sign with the Vols. He has the ability to play multiple positions, and should be a great fit in Cuonzo Martin’s system. Look for Hubbs to contribute immediately, and he should challenge for a starting position.
6-8, 200 pounds, Forward
Buford, GA (Buford)
Rated as the No. 8 player in Georgia and No. 190 prospect nationally by 247Sports, Davis is a versatile athlete who can play four positions. He’s the son of former NBA veteran Antonio Davis, and, not surprisingly, has great basketball instincts. For a player of his height, he handles the ball well and has the ability to lead his team in transition. He’s comfortable beating defenders off the dribble, has a developing post game, and is an above average rebounder. Davis chose Tennessee over Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.
3-star 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN
6-4, 175 pounds, Point Guard
Murfreesboro, TN (Blackman HS)
A former Vanderbilt commit, Thompson is rated as the No. 149 prospect in the nation according to Rivals. When he decommitted from Vandy February 19th, the Vols were immediately at the top of his list. Martin and his staff pursued Thompson hard and he officially committed to Tennessee March 23rd. The talented guard averaged 16.4 points, 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game during his senior year. He can play both guard positions and is exactly the kind of versatile player Cuonzo Martin wants in his program. Look for him to push Trae Golden for playing time at point guard next year. Thompson chose the Vols over Vanderbilt, Butler, Auburn, NC State, MTSU, Alabama, and more.
6-10, 270 pound, Center
Ottumwa, Iowa (Indian Hills, Community College)
A JUCO signee who goes by the nickname “Pops”, Ndiaye will enroll this summer and be a junior. He gives the Vols a true center, something they haven’t had during Martin’s tenure. Ndiaye struggled with a foot injury last season and averaged 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 13 games. LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, and TCU all had interest in Ndiaye. He gives the Vols a solid defender and rebounder in the paint and should deter penetration with his defensive acumen in addition to keeping opposing big men off the boards.