is reporting that Tennessee has released CJ Turman from his letter of intent. The 6'8" forward from Madison, GA (Morgan County) signed with the Volunteers in November.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Monday that Turman requested a release that was granted by new Volunteers coach Donnie Tyndall, who was hired Tuesday. Forward Phil Cofer and guards Larry Austin Jr. and Jordan Cornish had been granted releases last week.
Turman, Cofer, Austin Jr, and Cornish all signed with Tennessee when Cuonzo Martin was still coaching the team. Martin left April 15 to take over California's program and Donnie Tyndall was hired to replace Martin on April 22nd.