Indiana State transfer shooting guard has committed to Tennessee, per his Twitter page.
Key visited UT April 19-21 and commits just two days later over Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas Tech (where Key also took an official visit).
Key fills one of four scholarship spots Rick Barnes has to fill at UT with Kennedy Chandler, Handje Tamba, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, Victor Bailey Jr. and Quentin Diboundje all departing.
Key is entering his sixth and final year of collegiate eligibility (COVID year) after serving his first five years of college ball with the Sycamores playing both shooting guard and point guard.
The Celina, Tennessee, native joins Zakai Zeigler, Santiago Vescovi and incoming freshman BJ Edwards as guards who figure to serve as crucial pieces in the Vols’ backcourt this upcoming season.
Key did not play in the 2021-2022 with a shoulder injury and entered the portal on March 16.
Key ranks sixth all-time in Indiana State basketball history with 1,650 career points, as the 6’3 “guard was one of the Sycamores’ best contributors in all four of his seasons in Terre Haute.
The 205-pound guard played four full seasons as a Sycamore, averaging double-digit points in three seasons including 17.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 2020-2021. Key is a career 37.4% shooter from beyond the arc.
As a prep, Key was one of the best players to grace the Clay County High School grounds. Key finished his high school career with 3,287 points scored which is 10th most in the history of the state of Tennessee, per Key’s Indiana State’s profile. Key also set the Tennessee High School record for most points scored in a season with 1,383, breaking Tony Delk’s 1991-1992 record of 1,312. Key also broke the TSSAA record for most points scored in a state tournament with 128.
Below is Tennessee’s current basketball roster at this point in the offseason:
0 F / C Jonas Aidoo (So.)
5 G Zakai Zeigler (So.)
13 F Olivier Nkamhoua (Sr.)
15 G Jahmai Mashack (So.)
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21 G Kent Gilbert (Jr.)
24 G Justin Powell (Jr.)
25 G Santiago Vescovi (Sr.)
30 G Josiah-Jordan James (Sr.)
31 G Isaiah Sulack (Sr.)
33 C Uros Plavsic (R-Sr.)
G BJ Edwards (Fr.)
G Tyreke Key (COVID-Sr.)
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