July 8, 2011

Missouri big-man eyeing Vols

INDIANAPOLIS -- College basketball coaches are fanning out across the nation this week tocheck up on prospects as the hectic July evaluation period launches. A required stop this week has been in Indianapolis at the adidas Invitational, where from the Tennessee perspective, St. Louis big-man Ryan Rosburg was one of several targets in action.

Rosburg (6-foot-9, 220 pounds), has been a steady force for his Gateway Basketball Club in the paint this week. He's also had the chance to put his game on display in front of Tennessee assistant coaches on multiple occasions.

The physical post prospect was a well-known name to Cuonzo Martin and his staff when they were at Missouri State, though chances were slim they would have been able to land him. Now that they've moved to a power conference job however, those chances could be improving.

Rivals.com rates Rosburg as a three-star prospect.

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