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Tennessee target James Akinjo commits to Georgetown

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Tennessee’s quest to fill two open spots on their 2018-19 roster is still ongoing. One target is off the board, however. James Akinjo — a four-star point guard — announced his intention to attend Georgetown on Monday morning.

Tennessee got in very late to the party with Akinjo after his decommitment from UConn. Akinjo opened things back up after Kevin Ollie was fired. Georgetown and Patrick Ewing seemed to instantly become the new favorites. Today, they sealed the deal.

With Akinjo off the board, Tyler Harris heading to Memphis and Anfernee Simons heading to the NBA, Tennessee’s options are thinning. They’ve been very involved in the transfer market to this point, so that could be the route that they take to fill their remaining two spots.

Tennessee hosted Richmond grad-transfer Khwan Fore this weekend. The 6-0 point guard is a viable option to fill the role that James Daniel vacated. He averaged 11 points per game last season for the Spiders.