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Tennessee makes the cut for top 2019 small forward

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Just a little over one month after receiving an offer to play for the University of Tennessee, Greg Gantt has included the Vols in his final nine schools. Gantt announced the cutdown list on Monday via his Twitter account.

Texas, Florida, Clemson, Providence, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Alabama joined the Vols in Gantt’s top nine.

All things in college basketball are fluid, but Tennessee will have at least two scholarships to fill next offseason. Both Kyle Alexander and Admiral Schofield are entering their final years of eligibility.

Rick Barnes was able to snag a commitment from 2018 big man D.J. Burns last week, who will be able to help fill the void that Alexander will leave behind. In a similar sense, Gantt could help soften the blow of losing Schofield.

At 6-7, 195 pounds, Gantt is a likely small forward at the college level. According to 247 Sports, Gantt checks in as a four-star prospect. He’s currently 57th overall and the 15th ranked small forward in the 2019 class.

6-6 small forward Davonte Gaines is Tennessee’s lone commitment so far in the 2019 class.