Vols' Woolridge is a man of many talents

January, 12, 2010
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If you watched Tennessee's upset win over No. 1 Kansas in Knoxville on Sunday -- and unless you were distracted by football, what's your excuse? -- you likely noticed sophomore forward Renaldo Woolridge's quietly effective performance. Woolridge started in place of dismissed forward Tyler Smith and shot 4-of-6 from three, scoring a season-high 14 points. Like teammate Skylar McBee, who hit the most unlikely of final-minute 3-pointers, Woolridge was an out-of-nowhere contributor to what might be Tennessee's best win under Bruce Pearl; it was his moment in the sun.

What's funny about Woolridge is that basketball is not all he's interested in. That's via Luke Winn, who reminds in his postmortem that Woolridge is also known as the rapper "Swiperboy." His first song: "Tip Off (College Hoops Time)."

It's actually not that bad! This is more than we can say for most athlete-rapper hybrids. And hey, any song that begins by dutifully listing every college basketball conference -- even the mid-majors get prominent placement -- before sound-biting someone that writes for this very blog is a song I can dig, quality notwithstanding.

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