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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Andraya Carter is eager to start leading from the floor rather than from the bench.

Carter earned praise for her leadership ability as a freshman last year, but she played only seven games before a torn labrum in her right shoulder knocked her out for the remainder of the season.

Now she's healthy again and ready to boost a point guard position that lacked depth in her absence last year.

Carter, a 5-foot-9 redshirt freshman, says her injury history won't cause her to tone down her aggressive style.

Carter has garnered respect from teammates for her willingness to sprint back on defense, take a charge, and dive for a loose ball in any situation.

Tennessee opens its season Nov. 8 at Middle Tennessee.

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