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Tennessee's 2011 Signees
Player, Position, Ht./Wt., School/Town
Chris Jones, G, 5-10/180, Various/Memphis
Josh Richardson, G, 6-5, 180, Sante Fe/Edmonds, Oklahoma
Wes Washpun, PG, 6-1, 170, Washington High/Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Josh Richardson's signing ceremony at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., was packed on Wednesday.
“I wore an orange Tennessee hoodie and a Tennessee hat,'' said Richardson, who made a verbal commitment to play basketball for the Vols on Saturday before signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. “It was crazy all the people that were there today, and the cafeteria was packed.''
Richardson, a 6-foot-5 combo guard in the Class of 2011, said he plans to enroll in school in June and major in biology while minoring in business.
“Josh can play multiple positions and he's a guy who has a real passion for playing defense,'' UT coach Cuonzo Martin said in a release. “He has a great work ethic and really attacks the basket offensively. He's the type of young man we want in this program.''
Richardson averaged 16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists after moving from the wing to the point guard position this season.
Richardson chose UT over Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Penn State and TCU.
He joins fellow Class of 2011 signees Wes Washpun (point guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Chris Jones (combo guard, Memphis).
The spring signing period began April 13 and runs through May 18.