Bearden graduate Ty Greene takes best shot against UT

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USC Upstate and former Bearden High School player Ty Greene on the bench during a timeout against Tennessee in the first half on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena .

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Amy Smotherman Burgess/News Sentinel USC Upstate and former Bearden High School player Ty Greene on the bench during a timeout against Tennessee in the first half on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena .

He’d seen more than 200 Tennessee men’s basketball games at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Comments » 5

underthehill writes:

Ty Greene is more than good enough to start for the Vols....this was a home cooking win..UT missed the boat on this guy..

gcates#1426077 writes:

enjoyed watching you play Ty .. congrats on all your success

johnlg00 writes:

in response to underthehill:

Ty Greene is more than good enough to start for the Vols....this was a home cooking win..UT missed the boat on this guy..

So did everybody else, apparently. Modern coaches are in love with "athleticism" to the exclusion of ability to, you know, PLAY THE GAME. They think that they can take great athletes and teach them to play basketball easier than they can take less-than-physically-imposing basketball players and improve their athleticism. Evidence of the truth of that proposition is decidedly mixed.

wigmeister writes:

in response to johnlg00:

So did everybody else, apparently. Modern coaches are in love with "athleticism" to the exclusion of ability to, you know, PLAY THE GAME. They think that they can take great athletes and teach them to play basketball easier than they can take less-than-physically-imposing basketball players and improve their athleticism. Evidence of the truth of that proposition is decidedly mixed.

Good post. We have missed so many local players over the years that have turned into excellent college players over those years at some other college program. Basketball, football, etc. Some of these local players bleed orange, and their desire to play, and do everything possible to be a factor for the Vols can trump many a higher starred player.

johndavid writes:

How much better is he than Mcbee?

Their not even on the same scale. His 5 rebounds are 1 more than mcbees season total . Mcbee was last in the country in 4 categories based on per minutes played, but he kept going on the floor!

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