UT big man Burns to enter NCAA transfer portal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Multiple sources have confirmed for WVLT Sports that Tennessee center D.J. Burns will enter the NCAA transfer portal.

Burns would have been a red-shirt freshman for coach Barnes this season, and the thought was his size at 6'9" would come in handy with the losses of Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield and Kyle Alexander.

But apparently it was not meant to be for Burns, who spent this past season trying to get in basketball shape while acclimating himself to UT's system.

Again, Rock Hill, South Carolina product, D.J. Burns no longer a part of Tennessee's basketball plans moving forward.