Highly-touted incoming freshman guard Jannah Tucker will not be joining the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball squad after all.
Head coach Holly Warlick announced in a UT press release that Tucker won't enroll at the University of Tennessee "due to personal reasons."
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Warlick isn't sure what happened with Tucker, who is ranked as the eighth-best player in the 2013 class by ESPN.
"I don't know what's going on with her; I don't have an explanation," Warlick told the News Sentinel. "She's dealing with some personal issues and I don't know what they're about."
Lady Vols assistant coach Dean Lockwood also told the News Sentinel there hadn't been any mention of other schools from Tucker. He also stated that she had been in contact with other assistant coaches in the last few weeks about attending summer school.
Efforts made Sunday by the News Sentinel to reach Tucker and her father, Robert, were unsuccessful.
Tucker rounded out a three-player class along- side 6-foot-6 forward Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds. Both Russell and Reynolds are already
enrolled in the second session of summer classes, which began on Monday.
The Lady Vols' class was ranked by ESPN as the third-best in the nation behind Duke and North Carolina, numbers that are sure to be altered in the wake of Tucker's decision to not enroll at the university.
Tucker's departure reduces the Lady Vols' 2013- 14 roster to just 10 players.
The 6-foot guard is from Randallstown, Md., and played her high-school ball at New Town High School.
After a stellar three years where she averaged nearly 30 points per game, Tucker became one of the most talked-about recruits nationally. As a sophomore, she nearly averaged a triple-double with 26.2 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals per game.
However, she would miss her senior season with a knee injury.
Tucker has competed internationally for the United States at both the U-16 and U-18 level. In 2011, she won gold at the 2011 FIBA Americas U-16 championship before doing the same in 2012 with the U-18 team.
Sunday's news is the second departure Warlick has seen since the end of the season. Guard Jasmine Phillips left UT in the hopes of securing more playing time at a different school.