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Tennessee visits with four star point guard James Akinjo

The staff visited with their new target this week.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

After losing out on top ten guard Anfernee Simons to the NBA Draft, Tennessee has focused their attention on a couple of backup plans. One of which is James Akinjo, who de-commited from UConn after the firing of Kevin Ollie. Akinjo is a four star guard and has no shortage of offers on the table.

Rick Barnes and Tennessee immediately offered Akinjo after his decision to leave his commitment to the Huskies. This week, Tennessee got a visit in. Here you can see Tennessee assistant Michael Schwartz with the Vols’ top target.

Akinjo is listed as 6-0, 160 pounds. He’s the 17th ranked point guard and 95th overall player in 247 Sports’ rankings.

Tennessee has one scholarship to fill as of right now, with James Daniel exiting the program. With a guard headed out the door, Rick Barnes wants to fill that spot with another point guard. The Vols are also after Tyler Harris, a three-star point guard out of Memphis.

For now, those seem to be the two main guys on the 2018 radar.