Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said Wednesday that walk-on point guard Cory Stanton is officially a part of the team after enrolling in classes and clearing academic and physical requirements.
"Cory is the type of high-character kid we want in this program," Martin said in a UT release. "On the court, he is very quick and fast with the ball. He's a true point guard who knows how to run a team and get his teammates involved."
Stanton began his career at Clemson last season before transferring to Lipscomb in July.
He'll begin practicing with the team Friday. Stanton did not travel with the team Wednesday to Starkville, Miss., for today's game against Mississippi State.
"The University of Tennessee has always been a place I wanted to be," said Stanton, originally from Springfield. "Even going back to my freshman year in high school, my goal was to get here.''
Stanton must sit out this season, by NCAA rule, but he has three years of eligibility remaining.