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Mercedes Russell Expected To Redshirt

Posted on 22 August 2014 by Allen

Lady Vols

Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Holly Warlick announced Thursday that 6-foot-6 sophomore center Mercedes Russell is expected to redshirt during the 2014-15 season.

“Mercedes has a history of orthopaedic problems with her feet that our sports medicine staff is working to correct,” Warlick said. “Redshirting this season will allow her the opportunity to return to full health and still have three full years of eligibility with our program. We look forward to seeing Mercedes back in action next season.”

As a freshman in 2013-14, the native of Springfield, Ore., saw action in all 35 games, starting five times. She averaged 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds, and she led the Lady Vols in blocks with 40 and in field goal shooting accuracy at 59.6 percent.

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