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Antonio Barton picks Tennessee, spurning Maryland

Antonio Barton picks Tennessee, spurning Maryland

After announcing last month that he was leaving Memphis, Antonio Barton said he thought Maryland “would be a good fit” in order to finish his college basketball career.

After meeting with Terps coach Mark Turgeon and members of the team on a trip to College Park earlier this month, the 6-foot-2 point guard said the visit “went tremendous.”

But that was before Tennessee, after dismissing junior point guard Trae Golden from the team, became involved in recruiting Barton. 

Hours after his older brother Will tweeted Barton’s plans to play for the Volunteers, the former Lake Clifton standout told the Associated Press on Sunday that he had chosen to play his senior year...