KNOXVILLE — Tennessee basketball announced that Oregon transfer Victor Bailey Jr. has signed an institutional aid agreement and plans to enroll for the second session of summer school.

The sophomore guard took an official visit with the Vols on Tuesday.

Bailey will sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines and will have two years of eligibility when he begins his Tennessee career.

He played in 73 games (eight starts) in two years at Oregon. He was one of two freshman to play in every game for the Ducks in 2017-18, and last season he averaged 7.4 points, 2.0 rebounds while shooting 41% from the floor, 39.8% from behind the 3-point line and 91% from the free-throw line.

The former 4-star prospect out of McNeil High School in Round Rock, Texas ranked as the No. 86 player in the country in the Class of 2017, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Bailey’s addition pushes the Vols’ scholarship total to the maximum 13 allotted by the NCAA, but UT is still actively recruiting for the upcoming season.

Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear is reportedly scheduled to take an official visit with the Vols on Friday. It will be the final visit he takes before making a decision on where he will finish his collegiate career.

It is uncertain what player would leave Tennessee to make room for Blackshear should he pick the Vols.

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound forward was named second-team All-ACC last season after averaging 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 50.8% from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc for the Hokies.

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