The Tennessee football team will honor one of the university’s legends during the 2016 season. Vols coach Butch Jones confirmed Saturday that his team will have a commemorative sticker on their helmets to honor the late Pat Summitt. Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coach, died on June 28 from Alzheimer’s disease.
Ty Lawson is joining the Kings. Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical. Lawson visited with Kings officials and coaches on Saturday in Sacramento and had planned to meet with New Orleans Pelicans officials early this week – until the Kings offered him a deal on Sunday, league sources said.
In the latest high-profile high school transfer, Gary Trent Jr. announced he will transfer to Napa (CA) Prolific Prep from Findlay Prep (NV). Prolific Prep most recently produced current Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, a projected top-5 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. "Everyone knows Gary can score the ball and is an elite shooter," Prolific Prep coach Billy McKnight told SNY.tv. "What we see in him is a playmaking guard who uses his scoring ability and vision to create for others. That's what we look for...guards who can facilitate and score efficiently." Trent Jr., one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2017, has trimmed his list to five schools: Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan State and