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Tobe Awaka is entering the transfer portal after two seasons of basketball at Tennessee

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Tobe Awaka is entering the transfer portal after two seasons with Tennessee basketball, Awaka announced Tuesday.

The rising junior forward has been an integral part of the Vols' post rotation over the past two seasons. Awaka averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game. He played exceptionally well for Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, including a 10-point, five-rebound game against Texas in the second round.

Tobe Awaka is entering the transfer portal after two seasons with Tennessee basketball

Awaka averaged 4.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game in two seasons at Tennessee.

As a freshman, Awaka averaged 3.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He signed with Tennessee before the 2022-23 season. He chose the Vols over scholarship offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, St. John's and others. Awaka played at Cardinal Hayes High in New York and he played in the same AAU program as UT point guard Zakai Zeigler.

Who entered the transfer portal to leave Tennessee Basketball?

Awaka is the third player to enter the portal since Tennessee's season ended in the Elite Eight. He joined guards Freddie Dilione V and DJ Jefferson.

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The Vols have five open scholarships with Dilione's departure. The Vols had three senior scholarship players in guards Josiah-Jordan James, Dalton Knecht and Santiago Vescovi.

Tennessee has a new addition in four-star guard Bishop Boswell from Myers Park in Charlotte.

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