Friday, April 24th, 2015


Why Tennessee hoops will develop Canadian connection

The fact that two basketball players from Canada are making official visits to Tennessee this weekend is no coincidence. Rob Lanier, one of new coach Rick Barnes’ assistants, has ties north of the border, evidenced by the success Lanier and Barnes had luring Canadian players to their previous employer, Texas. No, Kyle Alexander and Ray Kasongo, the Vols’ weekend visitors, aren’t to be mistaken, talent-wise, for former Longhorns Tristan Thompson, Myck Kabongo or Corey Joseph, not yet anyway. But both are skilled. And their presence begs a question. Why hasn’tRead More