Monday was the 20th birthday of Tennessee sophomore guard Detrick Mostella, and it was also media day for the basketball team. Head coach Rick Barnes made sure to give Mostella a present of sorts: a pie to the face. Happy Birthday, Detrick.
The underrated aspect of this has to be the teammate who turned Mostella to his right, thus giving the head coach a clean shot. According to his bio Barnes’ birthday is July 17, and given what took place Monday he may want to have his head on a swivel when the time comes.
As you can see in the video above, Detrick Mostella received word today that he had made it through the NCAA’s Clearinghouse and will be eligible to play immediately for Tennessee this season.
Mostella is an athletic, 6-foot-3 guard from Alabama that’s ranked No. 53 in the Class of 2014, but he has had a bit of a wild ride over the last two years. After spending three years in high school in Alabama he transferred to La Lumiere in Indiana. He initially signed with Oklahoma State before backing out of his letter of intent and committing to Pitt. Before he made it into Jamie Dixon’s program he wound up at Notre Dame Prep as a fifth-year senior, eventually committing to Tennessee this May after Donnie Tyndall was hired.
There were still some concerns about Mostella’s initial eligibility, but those were erased on Thursday.