Vols point guard Antonio Barton out to show he can lead a team

UT point guard out to show he can lead

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Anontio Barton transferred from Memphis and will be Tennessee’s point guard. He is pictured at Pratt Pavillion on Wednesday.

Photo by Saul Young, 2013 Knoxville News Sentinel

SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL Anontio Barton transferred from Memphis and will be Tennessee’s point guard. He is pictured at Pratt Pavillion on Wednesday.

When point guard Trae Golden bolted from Tennessee in May, a major cog in the Vols’ NCAA tournament aspirations was removed.

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underthehill writes:

This player looks to be just what the Vols need..

bUTch__please writes:

Good teams can function without a true point.
Great teams are created with a true point.
Barton has a true point mind set and he reflects Coach Zo.

I'm pumped 'cause this team has the opportunity to rip the conference a new one, then take it deep into the dance.

johnlg00 writes:

Agree completely with both of you guys. Barton seems to have his head on straight. He knows the role he is expected to fill and seems to really embrace it. He seems to have the right mix of confidence and desire to get better. It says a lot for any major-sport athlete to graduate from college in three years, given how many don't seem to care about academics at all. I agree with him that the sky is the limit for this year's basketVols, and it will be a great benefit to the other aspiring PGs to have his example to learn from. He may only play one year for UT, but his influence may well be felt for years to come.

underthehill writes:

I agree his influence may be felt for years..UT was desperate to get back to a point guard who could defend baseline to baseline..this team now has the depth to be effective in the full court press is they chose to do so..they did not have that option with Golden..not to badmouth Golden..he was an excellent offensive player and helped the Vols win some key games..but he was not a good defensive player..and Martin chose not to hide him by playing zone when he was on the floor..

JSmith525 writes:

The Basket Vols should have an awesome season. Not sure how deep they will go in the tourney, but there is little doubt that they will be there this year. Things are looking up for UT sports teams. It's great to be a VOL!!!!

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