Ex-Tennessee forward DJ Burns is transferring to Winthrop

The Associated Press

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Former Tennessee forward DJ Burns is returning to his hometown to play for Winthrop.

The 6-foot-9 Burns said Thursday on Twitter he had committed to the Eagles, whose campus is located in his home town of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burns posed in a Winthrop jersey with the words ''IT FEELS GOOD TO BE HOME'' above his photo.

Burns finished at York Preparatory Academy a year early to join the Vols. He spent last year as a redshirt, practicing and traveling - but not playing - with the team.

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Burns had more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his prep career and was considered the state's third best prospect when he signed with Tennessee.

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