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Tyler Smith

Gaining the services of blue chip basketball talent the caliber of J.P. Prince and Tyler Smith proves two great seasons are worth a thousand words of the most impassioned recruiting pitch.

Even Bruce Pearl's charisma and personal magnetism weren't enough to persuade Smith to attend UT two years ago, but back-to-back 20-plus win seasons and three victories over two-time national champion Florida were enough to convince him there was a new era in Big Orange basketball. That made The Hill an attractive alternative when he needed to reroute his college career to be closer to his father... Recommended Stories

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