Basketball Vols get commitment from three-star forward Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua

Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes, guards Jordan Bone and Jordan Bowden and the rest of the Vols will try to keep their emotions in check during the NCAA tournament, starting with Friday's game against Colgate.

KNOXVILLE - In need of frontcourt help, the Tennessee men's basketball program found some Tuesday.

Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua, a three-star forward from Maryland, announced his commitment to the Volunteers.

"I appreciate all the coaches that have recruited me up to this point," Robinson-Nkamhoua posted on his Twitter page Tuesday morning, "and would like to thank everyone who has been part of this process with me especially thanks to my parents.

"Happy to be a part of the Tennessee family."

The 6-foot-8 Finland native was on campus last weekend for an official visit.

He was rated a three-star prospect by, climbing nearly 200 spots in the final rankings after moving to the United States and after breaking his leg during his junior year of high school. As a senior at Cumberland Bishop Walsh School, he averaged 17 points, 9.5