According to this article, and I'm very certain that this is the first time a French sports newspaper has had an inside scoop regarding the Tennessee Vols, Yves is keeping the door open to return for his final season.
Sounds like Pons is gone as long as he gets any type of guarantee. While it hurts the Vols, leaving maybe Pons best option. If Pons comes back his touches aren't likely to increase, so his stock likely won't rise.
He has made tremendous strides each year. I would love to see him come back for one more year. He is a small ball power forward who can guard positions 2-4 and has the ability to be a great pick and roll defender. Still a second round pick though.
Smart move on his part. I fully expect him back next season but I guess there's always a chance depending on how he feels about coming back. IMO he really needs work with ball handling and creating a consistent shot. Wish him nothing but the best. Good kid!