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North Florida transfer guard Chaz Lanier commits to Tennessee

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 9.09.17 AMby:Kaiden Smith05/24/24


After entering the transfer portal, former North Florida guard Chaz Lanier has officially committed to the Tennessee Volunteers, On3 has learned.

Lanier returns to his home state after spending the first four seasons of his collegiate career with the Ospreys, becoming one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal this offseason following his most recent breakout year.

Lanier played high school basketball at Ensworth High School in Nashville (TN) where he was an unrated, unrankned recruit in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

But after entering the transfer portal this offseason, Lanier was a four-star college prospect ranked as the No. 8 overall player and the No. 3 shooting guard available in the portal for 2024 according to On3’s College Basketball Transfer Portal Top Player Rankings.

In Lanier’s first three seasons with North Florida he averaged 3.6 points per game, primarily coming off of the bench as he appeared in 72 games and made 18 starts. During that time he showed flashes of his full capability, scoring in double-figures on six different occasions including three times in his junior season. But in his most recent senior year he put together a masterful season in his first year as a full-time starter.

Last season Lanier started in all but one of his 32 game appearances, averaging a career-high 19.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. Earning ASUN First Team All-Conference honors after ranking second in the conference in points per game and first in three pointers made per game (3.3).

Lanier shot an impressive 51% from the field and 44% from behind the three point line last season, lighting up the scoreboard regularly and scoring in double figures in all but one game last season. Boasting 15 games with 20+ points and four games with 30+ points.

The Volunteers made it to the Elite Eight last season under Rick Barnes, but loose SEC Player of the Year and leading scorer Dalton Knecht this offseason. A role that Lanier could potentially step into immediately and replace his production with his proven scoring ability.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

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