Knoxville (WVLT-TV), Bruce Pearl's basketball Vols will officially open pre-season practice on Friday..
The Vols will do so minus talented incoming guard Daniel West. The freshman out of Saginaw, Michigan, will be unable to participate due to an eligibility clearance issue.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prevents the university from commenting any further on the issue.
The 6'1" West, who played in last summer's Rocky Top league, averaged 15 points, 11 assists and 6 steals in leading his high school team to the Michigan Class-A state championship last season.