Breaking: Sacred Heart transfer EJ Anosike chooses Tennessee

After announcing his final-seven of Boston College, Louisville, Georgetown, Georgia, Gonzaga, Wake Forest and Tennessee, EJ Anosike told Stockrisers.com that he’s chosen the Tennessee Volunteers.

“I like everything the program stands for and the style of play. I have been watching them play and I want to play for Coach Barnes. I also have roots in Tennessee because my sister played there for Pat Summit and I always grew up wanting to play for Tennessee.”

Anosike will be an immediate impact player for Rick Barnes’ squad who also has one of the nation’s top recruiting classes with Jaden Springer, Keon Johnson and Corey Walker Jr. all Top-50 prospects plus transfers and returners.

With guard Santiago Vescovi expected back as well as John Fulkerson, two primary scorers for the Volunteers, Oregon transfer Victor Bailey Jr. and then you add Anosike, this Volunteer team could make a deep push in not only the SEC but even late in March.

“It’s simple, I want to win the national championship,” Anosike said. He did witness the Lady Vols’ win two of those in 2007 and 2008 when his sister was on the roster, now he believes it is his turn to help contribute on a potential title contender in Knoxville. When discussing his decision, he put a big emphasis in following in his sisters success and seeing what she was able to do with the Volunteers.

Anosike averaged 15.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game making him one of the Northeastern Conference’s best players, if not the best, He was the NEC’s top-rebounder and was seventh in scoring.

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