Coach Lamont Paris' second set of Mocs to be young again but versatile

UTC men's basketball coach Lamont Paris shouts from the sideline during the Mocs' November game against Tennessee Wesleyan at McKenzie Arena.

Lamont Paris took over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball program in April 2017, hoping to provide a certain level of stability to a school that was on its fourth coach in seven seasons.

Stability has been anything but the operative word since he arrived, but one season and one overhaul later, at least he can enter a season with a roster he feels fully confident in.

Because this year, it's all his.

Ten players will don a UTC game jersey for the first time in 2018-19, with only two - David Jean-Baptiste and Duane Moss - returning having played at all last season. Jean-Baptiste was one of two players to play in all 33 games in last season's 10-23 campaign, while Moss was limited to seven games after a November injury kept him out the rest of the season.