Tennessee basketball: John Fulkerson will continue his basketball career

John Fulkerson will continue to play basketball. One of the most beloved figures in Tennessee basketball history will now travel overseas to begin his professional playing career.

According to a report from Sportando, Fulkerson is set to join the Leuven Bears in Belgium.

Fulkerson just completed his sixth season in Knoxville where he set a game-played record with 165. In terms of production, Fulkerson’s time at Tennessee has been up and down. There was a time when Fulkerson was a powerful offensive threat, replacing the late Grant Williams. However, COVID-19 appeared to have a big impact on his 20-21 season – something he frankly never fully recovered from.

In 2019-20, Fulkerson averaged 13.7 points and six rebounds per game. He delivered an iconic moment this season, scoring 27 points to complete Tennessee’s Rupp Arena win over Kentucky. He found some of that magic again this season, scoring 14 points to help push Tennessee past Kentucky again. His 24 points against then-No. 6 Arizona gave Tennessee one of its biggest wins of the season.

As a (super) senior, Fulkerson actually came off the bench mostly. He averaged 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds in his senior year.

Fulkerson was not a model of consistency, but he certainly found a way to show up in big spots over the years for Tennessee.

Now, the 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward will travel to Belgium with the BXNT league.

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