UT confirms Memphis transfer Antonio Barton enrolled at Tennessee

Tennessee point guard Antonio Barton, who transferred from Mephis for his senior year during during the 2013-14 season.

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Tennessee point guard Antonio Barton, who transferred from Mephis for his senior year during during the 2013-14 season.

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Tennessee officially confirmed Memphis transfer Antonio Barton has enrolled at UT and will pursue a post-graduate degree in 2013-14.

Barton is 6-foot-2 point guard who projects to start in the Vols’ backcourt next season.

In a Wednesday press release, UT said Barton has completed a degree in Sport and Leisure Management at Memphis and will pursue a post-graduate degree in Sports Psychology classes at Tennessee.

“We’re excited to have Antonio on board,” UT coach Cuonzo Martin said in the release. “He’s a very talented young man. He makes shots, he can make plays at the rim and he can really facilitate the offense. I like the way he defends. I’m ecstatic to welcome him to the program.”

Barton started 31 of 95 games in three years at Memphis, averaging 6.9 points in 21.4 minutes per game.

“I’m excited to be a Vol,” Barton said. “I look at this situation as a fresh start for me. I think I can bring a lot of experience, leadership and toughness to the table, and I look forward to building a brotherhood with my new teammates.”

Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee football and men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/QuinnKNS.

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Comments » 6

Munsterlander writes:

Didn't you guys post an article saying he's here? Must be a very slow news cycle...

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Could you repeat that? I didn't hear it the first time.

Seriously welcome again Mr. Barton.

FeelVol writes:

Welcome Antonio and I wish you the best.Go Vols!!!

ORboy writes:

You got to love his taste in neck ties.

johnlg00 writes:

Welcome, Antonio! I hope you find much success and happiness here. You may be just what this team needed to be more than competitive with the best in the land. And as ORboy said, nice tie(;-D)!

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Welcome, Antonio! I hope you find much success and happiness here. You may be just what this team needed to be more than competitive with the best in the land. And as ORboy said, nice tie(;-D)!

Lol For a guy he looks purty good in orange and black in this case(suit). Now someone's going to tell us it's not Black but some shade of dark blue or charcoal or whatever.

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