Barton ready to play for Vols

Barton ready to play for Vols


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Antonio Barton's transfer to Tennessee is complete and the former Memphis Tiger is ready to play for the Vols basketball team this season.

"I'm excited to be a Vol," the 6-2, 178-pound Barton said.

"I look at this situation as a fresh start for me. I think I can bring a lot of experience, leadership and toughness to the table, and I look forward to building a brotherhood with my new teammates."

Barton graduated early from Memphis and has now enrolled in fall classes. He has one year of NCAA eligibility left.

"We're excited to have Antonio on board," head coach Cuonzo Martin said.

"He's a very talented young man. He makes shots, he can make plays at the rim and he can really facilitate the offense. I like the way he defends. I'm ecstatic to welcome him to the program."

In three seasons on the hardwood with the Tigers, Barton appeared in 95 games (31 starts) and averaged 21.4 minutes and 6.9 points per game while shooting .417 from 3-point range.

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