Rick Barnes announced the creation of the Wade Houston Captain's award, an annual award given to a team member 'who best exemplified leadership, a team-first approach and exemplary work ethic'.
The award is given in honor of Wade Houston, the Southeastern Conference's first ever African American men's basketball head coach. The Alcoa native coached the Vols from 1989-1994 and led the Vols to multiple tournament appearances.
Houston continues to hold the all-time scoring record at Tennessee with 2,801 points. The All-American is one of four Vols to have his jersey retired.
Along with the award, the university announced a scholarship will be awarded to one student from Alcoa High School planning on studying supply-chain management in the Haslam college of business at Tennessee
Wade and Allan Houston will be recognized on court during tomorrow's contest between Kentucky and Tennessee (2 p.m. ET CBS, WVLT)