The Tennessee men's basketball program has picked up another big walk-on who could easily end up on scholarship.
Jeronne Maymon, a 6-foot-6, 250-pounder who began his freshman season at Marquette in the fall, was scheduled to arrive in Knoxville on Wednesday and enroll in classes today to complete his transfer, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
He played in nine games this season, averaging four points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game.
Maymon, ranked as the No. 47 player in the Rivals.com 150 (Class of 2009), won't be eligible to play for the Vols until mid-December of the 2010-11 season.
The Vols have done well with walk-ons and mid-term transfers under UT coach Bruce Pearl.
Senior wing J.P. Prince was a mid-term transfer from Arizona, and walk-on shooting guard Skylar McBee is expected to receive a scholarship after his crucial contributions this season. Josh Bone, a combo-guard who transferred from Southern Illinois last season, has played a key role of late and could also ultimately be awarded a scholarship.
Maymon appears to be a sure thing, provided his transition goes smoothly and he's prepared to work hard in the class room and on the court for Pearl.
Marquette was not a good fit for Maymon's style, according to his father.
“He's not being used the way he needs to be used, so we're moving on,'' Tim Maymon, Jeronne's father, told The Wisconsin State Journal.
Maymon is expected to play forward for the Vols, who will be in desperate need of interior scoring next season with the departure of senior Wayne Chism.
Maymon isn't a center, but his skills enable him to score in a variety of ways, be it posting up or slashing to the basket.
UT's 2010 signing class includes Tobias Harris, the No. 1-ranked power forward in the nation according to Rivals, but Harris is more of a point-forward with an ability to distribute the ball as well as score inside-out.
The Vols had been courting other power forward options to accompany Harris in the Class of 2010.
Maymon, 18, led Madison Memorial High School to a 26-1 record and Wisconsin's WIAA State Title his senior year before signing with the Golden Eagles.