Despite being committed to Tennessee since December 2011, Travon Landry is looking for a home to play college basketball.
UT coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed to the News Sentinel on Saturday that the Huntington (W.Va.) Prep point guard has been released from his National Letter of Intent with the Vols.
Landry reportedly was on an official recruiting visit to New Mexico State on Saturday, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.
Landry signed his letter of intent with Tennessee on Nov. 15, 2012.
Martin confirmed his release to the News Sentinel in a text message, but declined to comment any further.
Prior to Saturday, the Vols sat one over the NCAA-mandated scholarship limit of 13. The recent decision of UT rising junior Jarnell Stokes to return to Knoxville next season required the Vols to cut bait with either one current or incoming player.
Landry is that player.
Landry averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 assists per game and went 2-for-29 on 3-point attempts this season for a Huntington team that finished 30-3 and was ranked No. 7 in the USA Today Super 25.
On April 17, John Landry, Travon’s father, told the News Sentinel, “I talked to (Tennessee assistant) Tracy (Webster) and, as of two weeks ago, nothing had changed, other than that they had signed another point guard (Blackman High School’s Darius Thompson). I haven’t been told anything different than what we originally agreed on back at the early signing (period).”
That obviously changed.
Landry committed to UT as junior at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Ala., before transferring to Huntington Prep.
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn