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Assessing Tyler Smith's impact

Assessing Tyler Smith's impact

News that Tyler Smith has been accepted for enrollment at the University of Tennessee is clearly a slam dunk for the Vol basketball program. Adding a 6-foot-7, 220-pounder with his skill level is a real plus.

Smith already proved himself college-ready by averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game at the University of Iowa as a freshman last winter. Assuming the NCAA grants him immediate eligibility at Tennessee due to his father's poor health, he is sure to have considerable impact on the 2007-08 Vols. For instance: He'll give head coach Bruce Pearl tremendous flexibility, since Smith is...

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