Former New Town guard Jannah Tucker transferring from Lady Vols to Villanova

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Former New Town basketball star leaving Tennessee for Villanova.

Tennessee guard Jannah Tucker (New Town) is transferring to Villanova, according to a report by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The redshirt sophomore will join a Villanova team that reached the WNIT quarterfinals last season, but she will be forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules and will lose a year of elibility because she has already redshirted once.

The former espnW HoopGurlz No. 8 overall recruit in the class of 2013 never had a chance to prosper for the Lady Vols, who have won eight national championships. Tucker finished her Tennessee career having logged a total of four minutes.

She had a breakout sophomore campaign with New Town when she averaged about 30 points per game and was an All-Metro first-team selection. She battled injuries her final two years in high school but played for the U.S. Under-16 team that won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships.

Tucker's start with the Lady Vols was delayed after year she announced before her freshman she wouldn't be enrolling at Tennessee. She said in October 2013 she had been a victim of domestic violence.

Still, the 6-footer joined the Lady Vols for the spring semester and redshirted to maintain her four years of eligibility. In her first full season with the team this past year, Tucker made just two appearances off the bench.

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