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Tennessee’s Trae Golden will transfer

Here is some news no one expected to hear this offseason.

Trae Golden, Tennessee’s star point guard, will transfer out of Knoxville. The two-year starter averaged 12 points and four assists for the Vols last season, after averages of almost 14 points and five assists as a sophomore. Tennessee is now left with an enormous hole at point guard going into next season and will almost certainly have to take a late transfer to fill the void. I mean, they have no one to bring it up the court right now.

Many UT message board posters believe he was pushed out by Cuonzo Martin. KSR, on the other hand, believes Golden feared Andrew Harrison and the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats and took the only sure way out.

The Tennessee game just got a lot easier.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

52 Comments for Tennessee’s Trae Golden will transfer



  1. MrWildcat
    1:18 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I was looking forward to having another ranked team in the SEC this next season. Oh well



  2. Beatle Bum
    1:18 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Any idea where he is headed?



  3. AlwaysWrong
    1:19 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully the “late transfer” could learn how to stretch in time! 😛



  4. PukeVolOrange
    1:20 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hard to believe. Can’t think it had anything to do with Andrew Harrison, since we are their opponent only twice a year. Can’t even image Martin would push him out with no other PG waiting in line. Would love to know the real reason.



  5. Come on down
    1:22 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This is exactly the type of guard UK needs on their roster each year. A good player that won’t hurt the team when the star guard is out or in foul trouble. Would love to have him here with his experience and tough play, but I’m sure he won’t be allowed to go to any SEC schools.



  6. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    1:24 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    One step closer to 40-0…



  7. Brian
    1:28 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hey, I believe Tyler Bray still has both eligibility and free time available.



  8. dave
    1:29 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    would love to see ncaa abolish the idea/concept that UT (& other schools) can/will restrict where a kid can transfer to, ie cant go to another in-conference or rival school.
    if ncaa really were about student-athletes wouldnt they allow & persuade kids to go wherever they wanted??



  9. Chaz
    1:31 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Game got easier, schedule got softer, RPI takes a hit. Really weird to transfer now instead of right after season’s end. I smell smoke, wonder where the fire is?



  10. MJ4UK
    1:31 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    NCAA is not about the best interest of students, they are about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



  11. Mack
    1:33 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Wasn’t he the guy that was so proud of going to UT and not have to go to UK?



  12. Crack Attack
    1:45 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    They just went from being ranked to not being able to bring the ball up the court.

    9 – UK is going to be so good this year that terms like “strength of schedule” are going to be irrelevant. We aren’t going to be doing algorithms 10 times a day to figure out if we “squeaked” into the tournament. Besides, the non-conference schedule is pretty loaded.



  13. Otis
    1:45 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Drew,
    NIT first round loss to Robert Moriss. How embarrassing was that for the greatest program of all time?



  14. Otis
    1:51 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    How many points did he score in that 88-58 blowout?



  15. KevinM
    1:52 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Now that is not the scholly I expected UT to get to allow Stokes to come back.

    Golden is widely traveled since the days of BCG recruiting….



  16. Aligned for 9
    1:53 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    #SpringCreaning



  17. btowncatfan
    1:54 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Otis go lock yourself back into the drunk tank in Mayberry.



  18. Aligned for 9
    1:55 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’m guessing Tennessee thought Jarnell Stokes was going to the NBA. When Stokes came back… someone had to go. That would explain waiting so long? Maybe?



  19. Seven Eight Nine
    1:55 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    @13, 14 tsk tsk tsk, you Tennessee fans are always living in the past…



  20. Sam
    1:55 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    What a bummer.



  21. UT is a joke
    1:56 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Otis- How pathetic is your life? Taking the time out of your day to read KSR and post ignorant comments…you’re an embarrassment.



  22. MJ4UK
    1:58 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    No love for trolls…Go get on your own message board #13. Oh wait, even after winning a championship, #LouisvilleDoesntExist #HasBeen #NeverAgain



  23. UKfan
    2:01 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Ha Otis is a UT basketball fan… cute. We’ve won the tournament more times then your team has been there.



  24. MJ4UK
    2:01 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Or if you are a UT fan, #13 Otis- #UTWillNeverComeCloseToAChampionship, Enjoy getting blown out at home next year



  25. Otis
    2:02 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry guys that I haven’t commented in 20 minutes. You wouldn’t believe what my dad just did to me. All I can say is it may take 20-30 stitches.



  26. ajh
    2:03 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    This sucks. I really looked forward to making this guy look really bad next year.



  27. 44 Stitches
    2:10 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    In random Trae Golden news his former high school in suburban Atlanta has insane athletic facility’s for a public high school.



  28. Not Saul Smith
    2:16 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Wigging to Tennessee.



  29. Real Saul Smith
    2:17 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Wigging to Tennessee you idiot.



  30. Tubby Smith
    2:17 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins to Tennessee



  31. Brian Smith
    2:19 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I want to transfer from this family



  32. Trolldar
    2:25 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Otis isn’t a new troll here, guys. he’s a Tard troll, been coming here for while. Even UT fans have better things to do than troll KSR (except maconvolfan who doesn’t count as a troll)



  33. Walter Kronkite
    2:45 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, we had a bad year, winning a “mere” 20 games. That followed a year in which we had a better season than you’ve had in the entire history of your program. And a Final Four the year before that. Stupid troll.



  34. Mr. Art Vandelay
    2:52 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Is there anyway UK could work him into the roster. He is a pretty solid player. I know the transfer restrictions thing, but would it be possible if they could?



  35. G
    2:56 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    UT and UK will still split regular season games next year



  36. G
    3:09 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Whoops, my bad. I meant UT would split the difference in their home game, as compared to how much they lose by in the game at Rupp.

    i.e. UK wins by 42 in Rupp, then UK would win by 21 at Thompson-Boling.



  37. STEVE!
    3:13 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    UT solved their scholarship number problem when they released the point guard from Huntington Prep from his LOI. If he’s leaving this late in the year, it’s not his choice. Probably either grades or drugs. Either way, UK doesn’t need somebody like that next year.



  38. Otis Dad
    3:13 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry to have do that to you son, but you know Tuesday’s are Man-Love day in the Ville. I’m sure the 20 stiches will heal up in you backside before next Tuesday. Hugs and kisses, Dad



  39. The Pirate
    3:30 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    37…ARRGGGHHH! Ye may be right their mayte! Hadn’t thought of that there problem. All this sea salt is making me dizzy. Plus with this eyepatch I can’t see what the parrot is doing on my shoulder.



  40. SEC is a JOKE in HOOPS
    3:57 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Just another reason the SEC SUCKS in Basketball!!! Its a TWO team league year in and year out! TWENTY DOLLARS says the new Big East AND the new American Athletic Conference will be ranked higher in Conference strength next year. THATS JUST PLAIN EMBARASSING! . . SMH . . .



  41. UofL is a JOKE in EVERY WAY
    4:03 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll take that bet. UCF and Houston do not a Powerhouse Conference make.



  42. Big Blue B-Rad
    4:25 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    41)You’re right. But since they are in the Big East now, ESPN will have them as surefire Final Four contenders every year.



  43. Truth
    4:36 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I mean isn’t mcbee on his 6th year there can’t he bring the ball up the court?



  44. SEC is a JOKE in HOOPS
    4:44 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    41) . .Louisville, Uconn, Cincinnati, Memphis will be top four in the AAC . . . ALL RANKED IN TOP PRESEASON ESPN TWENTY-FIVE . . . . .TWO FROM SEC (minus UT now) AS STATED!. . . .FACTS BRO . . .SO STFU! . . SMH . . .



  45. SEC is a JOKE in HOOPS
    4:50 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    42) Apparently YOU don’t understand the new landscape of college Basketball . . . those teams you reference ARE NOT in the New Big East. Its the CATHOLIC SCHOOLS STUPID!!! geez . . .typical 4th grade educated UK fan . . .SMH . . .



  46. UofL Education
    4:57 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Would you like fries alongside that?



  47. CatDNA
    5:25 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    I bet you would love a delicious unhealthy obsession for dessert!!!! This is about an opposing player OF UK’s, transferring. I can’t imagine how pathetic you must be to feel the need to troll here. You validate our relevancy by coming here. It doesn’t matter what you have to say because that conference strength might be all you have to hold onto at the end of the year.



  48. NotSatire
    6:21 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Tennessee will be alright…they have Smokey. He can dribble. Drool too.



  49. Katdaddy
    8:20 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    Mcrae gunning all the time is the reason. Ball hog!



  50. bluristhurr
    9:55 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    @SECisAjoke – Bet you somebody from that conference will win it all next year! Stop being such a negative Nancy



  51. mashburnfan1
    11:38 pm May 7, 2013 Permalink

    it is a grade issue he has had and is having at UT.



  52. UKfan4life
    10:17 am May 8, 2013 Permalink

    Otis…or should I say Jason(Otis)? Go back to your little CatBird printing company or whatever you’re calling it this week and stop trolling UK message boards. It’s one thing to have your anti-UK opinion in Lexington and a run a small printing business with a pro-UofL name, but trolling UK message boards talking about how we should be embarrassed, etc. is another thing. Come talk to me when UofL has 2000+ wins and 8 national titles. It’ll only take your program 11 straight 30 win seasons to get 2000 wins and your program is almost half way there with 3 national titles!!! HA, HA, HA, HA!!!! We (UK Fans) should be embarrassed!!!!!