Junior college transfer Chris Darrington signed Tennessee, according to a release from the school on Thursday. He fills the final remaining scholarship on Rick Barnes' 2017-18 squad.
Darrington averaged 20.7 points and 5.1 assists while leading Vincennes (Ind.) to a 32-3 record during his sophomore season. The combo-guard is the fourth member of Tennessee's signing class.
“Chris brings two qualities we were looking for: confidence and the ability to score the basketball,” Barnes said in the press release. “Chris’ experience at Vincennes was valuable because he has developed an appreciation for what goes into winning. A lot of guys can score, but not many can do so and win. He has been very well coached, and we expect him to come into our program with a great foundation.”
Darrington was named an NJCAA first team All-American and was the only junior college player last season to average more than 20 points while playing in 35 or more games.