Tennessee second-team All-SEC power forward Jeronne Maymon isn't expected to take part in spring practices, according to coach Cuonzo Martin.
UT team hit the court for the first time Tuesday since the Vols' season ending loss to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on March 19 in Thompson-Boling Arena.
In addition to Maymon, who underwent surgery to address a torn meniscus in his right knee on March 20, Trae Golden (knee) and Dwight Miller (knee) also were sidelined.
Martin, who posted a 19-15 record and a second-place finish in the SEC his first season at UT, said Miller will have knee surgery this week, the extent of which has yet to be specified.
"Trae could be back out to practice tomorrow, but we'll probably give him a couple more days off," Martin said.
The Vols split into three groups, each going 30 minutes.
Martin was pleased with freshman Quinton Chievous, who traded in his redshirt for an orange one.
"Q is a talented player," Martin said of Chievous, who retained a year of eligibility by not playing last season. "He's battling for minutes. It's different when you've got an opportunity to play."
Chievous said as much in UT's release from the closed workout.
"When you're redshirting ... you're only getting so many reps," Chievous said in the release. "Coach Martin told me April was going to come fast. Well, it's here."
Chievous, a 6-foot-5 wing from Chicago, expressed optimism for the team, which went through drills in 10-pound weight vests.
"A lot of people saw what we could do this year; we're only going to do better next year," he said. "With the players we already had, the new guys coming in, and me being able to contribute, I feel like we have a lot to look forward to."
The Vols have 2½ weeks of team work (two hours per week) before summer conditioning and the Rocky Top League.
UT's four-year overseas exemption trip is this summer, and Martin said the team will go to Italy in August. Extra practice dates and games with Italian teams will provide opportunities to groom the team heading into fall workouts.