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Where Tennessee Basketball's four transfers are ranked in the NCAA Transfer Portal

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Tennessee Basketball officially added its fourth player from the NCAA Transfer Portal on Saturday, announcing the signing of guard Chaz Lanier. The North Florida transfer guard instantly became the highest-ranked transfer for the Vols, coming in at No. 8 overall in the Transfer Portal On3 Industry Ranking.

Here’s where Tennessee’s current four-man transfer class is ranked in both the On3 Industry Ranking and the On3 Rankings:

Chaz Lanier 

Lanier, who committed to Tennessee on Friday and signed with the Vols on Saturday, is ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Transfer Portal On3 Industry Ranking and No. 9 in the On3 rankings. The Nashville native averaged 19.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 33.4 minutes per game last season, shooting 51.0% from the field and 44.0% from the 3-point line.

Rick Barnes on Lanier: “As soon as Chaz entered the transfer portal, we identified him as someone we would love to bring home to the Volunteer State. Our fan base will love his character, humility and work ethic, as well as his strong basketball IQ.”

Felix Okpara

Okpara, who committed to Tennessee on April 25, is ranked No. 55 overall in the On3 Industry Ranking and No. 44 in the On3 rankings. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Okpara averaged 6.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks at Ohio State last season and averaged 5.3 points and 5.0 rebounds over the last two years. 

Rick Barnes on Okpara: “Felix is an elite shot blocker, high-level defender and terrific rebounder.  He possesses the ability to score in the low post, as well as play on the perimeter. A mobile athlete with excellent length who creates space offensively, Felix is a constant threat to get to the rim for a lob. We will do everything we can to help him further develop all aspects of his game.”

Darlinstone Dubar

Dubar is ranked No. 60 in the On3 Industry Ranking and No. 63 in the On3 rankings. He averaged a career-high 17.8 points per game in 33 games this season, shooting 53.9% from the floor and 39.9% from the 3-point line. He also averaged 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 34.6 minutes per game.

Rick Barnes on Dubar: ”Darlinstone is a true competitor and you know what you will get from him every day. A versatile player who can excel at multiple positions, he is an excellent 3-point shooter who can also knock down midrange shots and finish at the rim.”

Igor Milicic

Milicic is ranked No. 153 overall in the On3 Industry Ranking but is No. 121 overall in the On3 rankings. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Milicic averaged 12.8 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior this season at Charlotte, shooting 48.7% from the field and 37.6% from the 3-point line. He started his career at Virginia before transferring to Charlotte after the 2021-22 season.

Rick Barnes on Milicic: ”He is a talented player … (and) a versatile competitor. Igor has an impressive, unique and polished skill set that we think will translate well to the SEC. He is a quality 3-point shooter and superb defensive rebounder with big-time upside.”

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