What Vanderbilt's Admissions Department was unable to do, Tennessee's was able to do. Arizona transfer J.P. Prince will be coming back to his home state. But contrary to some premature media reports, Prince will be a Volunteer and not a Commodore.
At one point, it looked like the 6-foot-7, 203-pound point guard/small forward would transfer to Vanderbilt, which was one of his finalists when Prince came out of White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) High School as a five-star prospect. Vanderbilt, however, would not take a mid-semester transfer. So Prince has relocated to East Tennessee and is enrolled in school.
Prince struggled to find his way into the rotation at Arizona in one and a half seasons as a Wildcat. His length and ability to guard and play different positions, however, will work well in Tennessee's pressing and open court style of play.
Getting stronger and improving his outside jumper are critical for Prince to take his game to the level that evaluators have expected him to reach.