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Tennessee guard Chris Darrington leaving Rocky Top

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Tennessee guard Chris Darirngton plans to transfer following the end of the 2017-2018 school year. It is still unknown which school he will transfer to.

Darrington appeared in 25 games as a Volunteer. He suffered an ankle injury early in the season but still scored points in 14 games. His most productive game of the season was against Lipscomb where he had 11 points, five assists and three rebounds. He also had the top scoring average for the Volunteers during the team's three-game European exhibition tour, averaging 14.3 points per game. 

Prior to attending the University of Tennessee, Darrington played for Vincennes University, where he received an associates degree. As a sophomore, he earned first-team NJCAA Division I All-America honors and helped the team reach a 32-3 record and a District XVI championship. He was the only player in the NJCAA to average more than 20.0 points per game while also appearing in at least 35 games. 

Darrington is originally from Toledo, Ohio. In high school he was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball, District Player of the Year and first-team All-Ohio as a senior in 2014-2015. His major is Communication Studies and he is a recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Butler Athletic Scholarship. 


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