Cuonzo Martin enjoyed an outstanding coaching debut at Tennessee last year, but now he needs to return his Volunteers to NCAA tournament contention.
With four starters back from what had been an inexperienced roster, Tennessee should be a dangerous sleeper in an SEC that lost quite a bit of talent from its 2011-12 rosters.
For the Vols to follow through on their substantial promise, they’ll need to build on the strengths that carried them a season ago. Martin’s fast-paced offense made Tennessee a dangerous three-point shooting team, and it'll be even tougher to guard if catch-and-shoot threats such as Skylar McBee can add some new tricks to their offensive games.
Read on for more on McBee and the rest of the six biggest factors in putting Tennessee back in the March Madness conversation in 2012-13.