Tennessee's Maymon confident he can bounce back
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon isn't worried about his playing status for the upcoming season even though he still has work to do in his recovery from an injured left knee that sidelined him last year.
Maymon says he feels "between 67 percent and 73 percent," but added that he isn't feeling any pain or discomfort. The 6-foot-7 senior explained the discrepancy by saying that he can't feel as if he's 100 percent until he works his way back into peak condition.
Maymon says he weighed 261 pounds during the 2011-12 season but wants to get down to 255. He currently is at 266 after weighing as much as 280 a few months ago. Maymon averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in 2011-12 to earn second-team all-SEC honors.