Holly Warlick excited by Jazmine Massengill, other new Lady Vols

University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick, second from left, speaks with Teagan McClure, 7, Kristina McClure and Vincent McClure, 12, during the Big Orange Caravan Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tenn. A few hundred Vols fans made their way to the Tennessee Pavilion to get autographs from coaches and hear them speak.

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick is excited for the addition of the program's first-ever player from Chattanooga, and it's not hard to understand why.

Jazmine Massengill, who played at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, is headed to Knoxville from the Scenic City as ESPN's No. 25 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, and she is joining the Lady Vols at a critical time.

Tennessee loses its top two scorers from this past season's 25-8 team that lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Massengill is part of a four-player freshman class, all ranked in ESPN's top 50, that will help replace that production and add needed depth to the roster.

"Love her energy, just love her personality," Warlick said of Massengill at this month's Big Orange Caravan stop in Chattanooga.