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Tennessee makes cut for five-star guard Josiah James, official visit set

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Big news here.

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Back in July, Tennessee made the top nine for five-star point guard Josiah James. Last night, they were named to James’ final four, according to the Phenom Hoops Report. The Vols are joined by Duke, Clemson and Michigan State.

Florida State, Arizona, Kansas, South Carolina and Virginia have all been eliminated by James.

The 6-6, 198 pound guard is the 12th ranked player overall in the 2019 class, according to 247 Sports. He is the second ranked point guard in the class. At 6-6, that length is going to create all kinds of matchup issues on the college scene.

James visited Duke last weekend after picking up an offer from the Blue Devils back in April. Duke remains the heavy favorite to land James, currently holding seven of eight crystal ball projections. His father Kurt played for Michigan State back in the 1980s, for what it’s worth.

Now, according to Grant Ramey of 247 Sports, James will officially visit Tennessee next month.

Tennessee remains in the hunt for 2019 point guard Tre Mann, but his recruitment has really opened up after a successful summer. The Vols are also finalists for three-star 2019 point guard Issac McBride. Forwards Drew Pember and Davonte Gaines currently make up the 2019 class for the Vols.