“Playing in the NBA has always been my dream,” Springer said, in part.
The Tennessee point guard is currently rated No. 27 overall on ESPN’s Best Available list and No. 6 at his position. Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer are higher on the 6’4” freshman, as both have Springer ranked as a late lottery pick.
Springer started 15 of 25 games with the Vols this season, posting averages of 12.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.9 APG and 1.2 SPG while making 43.5% of his 3-point attempts. He had a 30-point game against Georgia last month. He scored 12 points in Tennessee’s first-round loss to Oregon State in the NCAA Tournament.