I just know you’re going to be reminding us what you said about Corey Walker not playing AAU ball fin he transfers this offseason 😂 I don’t remember if I said anything but I know I thought your theory was bogus. Might need to eat crow on that one
Had a brief conversation with Phil a few years back at the dedication of the baseball facility at BHS. I was a year behind them with Phil's twin sisters... They all now reside in the Houston area. He was the best all around athlete I got to see growing up. QB, point guard and any position he wanted to play on the diamond.
Kent was the most natural shooter I ever saw... tactical but never aggressive. Saw a game where I think he scored 66... 22 in the first half, and getting beat up inside by some bruisers, so coach put him outside in the second half and he got 44 I THINK.... my memory anyway.... Think it was the state record till that guy that went to Vandy (Rhodes maybe, I am obviously old) beat him out.
Guess my speed cost me in FB, a 4.5 twenty did not impress Coach Smelcher, and my 4 inch vertical likewise for Coach Beeler.. But I was in the stands for nearly every home game they ever played....
Oddly enough, Kent's cross town rival from Fulton, Terry Russell, ended up at Belmont after signing with UT and we shared apartments for a couple of years.... They ended up as the top two vote getters for Mr. Basketball that year. Kent of course signed with KY and had two bad ankle injuries I think they were that impacted his career.
He may do okay there, but Drew is not what the Mocs really need. UTC has the same problems Barnes and the Vols have, no inside presence. As much as the coach there loves big men with a outside game, he needs a banger who can board and get a layup. Now if you team him up with a Bulldozer, he would be a perfect fit.
If you, or anyone who liked your post, thinks any of our bench players are better than Walker, you either haven't seen any UT practices (live or on video), are prejudiced, blind, or just don't know a damn thing about BB.
Good Luck to Drew Pember where ever he lands. I think he’s most likely to settle at ETSU, UTC, or TN Tech. BUT they will still need him to be able to guard pick and roll/pop offenses. He’d be a better fit in a system that plays a lot of zone defense.