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John Fulkerson will return to Tennessee; Emanuel Miller enters transfer portal

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Miller is now one of the top players in the transfer portal.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 09 Tennessee at Texas A&M Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Some big news has come out this morning that will make a huge impact on two of the Kentucky Wildcats’ opponents for next season.

Tennessee Volunteers forward John Fulkerson announced this morning that he will be using his extra year of eligibility, from the NCAA blanket wavier, for a sixth season on Rocky Top.

Fulkerson had a little bit of down year this past season as he averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. In the 2019-20 campaign, he averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

With the addition of Fulkerson on next season’s roster, Tennessee will once again be considered one of the top teams in the conference. Add him next to freshman Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, and the Vols will have one of the best one-two frontcourt punches in the league.

It’s shaping up to be another solid battle between the Cats and the Vols next season. Should be a fun one.

On top of that huge addition for Tennessee, another SEC program took a major hit from a transfer this morning, as Emanuel Miller has decided to transfer from Texas A&M.

Miller, originally from Canada, was a force to be reckoned with this past season in the limited games A&M actually got to play. The 6-7, 208-pound forward averaged 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game this past season. He also shot 57.4% from the floor and showed a good shooting touch from the free-throw line at 81%.

In 47 career games in College Station, Miller averaged 9.9 points and added 7.0 rebounds per game.

Coming out of high school in the Class of 2019, Miller was a three-star prospect who chose A&M over offers from Virginia Tech, Illinois, Oklahoma, and a few others.

Kentucky has already made contact with several big men in the transfer portal, so it wouldn’t come as much of a shock to hear Kentucky show interest in Emanuel, who is now arguably the top frontcourt player available.

Check out some of his highlights from a game this season below.

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