KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin knows there's plenty of talent in the Southeastern Conference, especially with the top team in the nation around.
He'll take Volunteers forward Jeronne Maymon against any of them because of the way the junior works hard every single day.
Without Maymon, Tennessee (16-13, 8-6) wouldn't be tied for fourth place in the SEC with just a Wednesday trip to LSU (17-11, 7-7) and a Saturday meeting with Vanderbilt left to the season, Martin said. His hard work day in and day out has turned him into Tennessee's most consistent player and a team leader both on and off the court.
The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Madison, Wis., native has hit his stride during the SEC season, scoring at least 12 points in every conference game.
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