October 28, 2009

McBee Impresses In Scrimmage, Hoops Notes

Tennessee fans will get their first look at Bruce Pearl's 2009-10 squad this Friday night in a 'dress-rehearsal' exhibition game against North Alabama. To get ready, the head coach has been pushing his team to the brink this week to make sure that first-look leaves a positive impression. The final step in that direction took place Wednesday afternoon with a lengthy scrimmage inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

It was the second time Pearl has put the team through game-like situations in the last week. It's a scenario where the Vols split the squad into several different combinations in a variety of game situations, so the 'Orange' and 'White' teams change several times over the course of the workout.

The one constant on Wednesday though was that no matter what the rest of the combinations looked like, freshman Skylar McBee knocked down every open jump-shot he saw. Literally.


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