Tennessee basketball transfer portal tracker: Who’s in, who’s out for the Vols

Tennessee basketball is making moves in the portal following an Elite Eight exit to conclude the 2023-24 season.


Rick Barnes and company are staying busy recruiting from the portal, while some Vols have chosen to hit the portal and find new schools. Here’s a look at the current state of Tennessee’s roster when it comes to the transfer portal.

Charlotte transfer Igor Milicic Jr. committed to Tennessee on April 29. Milicic brings a strecth-five style of play to the Vols, shooting 37.6% from beyond the arc and 48.7% from the field.


The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 12.8 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. He is a Croatia native and played his high school basketball in Germany.

Tennessee needed a rim protector, and it got a rim protector in Ohio State transfer Felix Okpara.


The 6-foot-11 center committed to Tennessee on April 25 after totaling 83 blocks in 23.5 minutes per game last season. That would have broken the Vols’ program record by a good margin. The 83 put him at No. 7 nationally last season.


He also led the Buckeyes in rebounding with 6.4 per game, and he averaged 6.6 points per game.


Okpara is a native of Nigeria but moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to play at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy before transferring to Link Academy prep school.


“Felix is an elite shot blocker, high-level defender and terrific rebounder,” Barnes said. “He possesses the ability to score in the low post, as well as play on the perimeter. A mobile athlete with excellent length who creates space offensively, Felix is a constant threat to get to the rim for a lob.”


Darlinstone Dubar


Out of Hofstra, Darlinstone Dubar committed to Tennessee on April 15 and has since signed with the Vols. Dubar averaged 17.5 points per game last season with Hofstra in 33 games while shooting 53.9% from the field and 39.9% from beyond the arc.


The 6-foot-8 wing gives the Vols a solid shooter and an efficient scorer on the offensive end. He also fits the culture of Tennessee’s program.


“What we’re about, he’s about,” Barnes said of Dubar. “I just love hearing him talk about one, how excited he is to play defense with Jahmai (Mashack) and (Zakai Zeigler). Versatility, he has that. But he’s got the right mindset and he wants to get better. And we’re really excited.


“He saw what he wanted to do and he wanted to be a part of it. Special kid, very special kid. And you can tell he is a worker, got a lot of desire. He wants to be able to be really good.