Former Florida Gulf Coast forward denied the bid to play at Tenn.

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The Southeasten Conference has denied former Florida Gulf Coast forward Eric McKnight’s transfer to Tennessee.

McKnight planned to play for UT as a graduate transfer during the 2014-2015 season. He is a 6-foot-9 forward and averaged 6.9 point and 5.1 rebounds last season.

Tuesday Tennesee coach Donnie Tyndall released a statement saying, “We have been informed that Eric McKnight has been denied the graduate transfer waiver by the SEC.

He continued, “We pursued this issue through the proper protocol, and I respect the process. Although we are disappointed that Eric will not be joining our program, we are focused on moving forward.”

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