We’re used to seeing big recruiting weekends on the football side, but basketball? Not so much. According to Stock Risers, Tennessee will be hosting a ridiculous list of talent this weekend as the Vols face Kentucky. That list includes a couple of five-star talents, along with several high ranking four-star prospects.
Here’s the full list, as of now.
Jaden Springer: 2020 Five-star shooting guard. No. 12 prospect overall.
Jayden Stone: 2020 Four-star shooting guard. No. 42 prospect overall.
Corey Walker: 2020 Four-star small forward. No. 31 prospect overall.
Jalen Cone: 2020 Four-star point guard. No. 82 prospect overall.
Harrison Ingram: 2021 Five-star small forward. No. 30 prospect overall.
Keon Ambrose: 2020 Four-star power forward. No. 85 prospect overall.
Jason Jitoboh: 2019 Three-star center. No. 255 prospect overall.
Keon Johnson: 2020 Four-star shooting guard. No. 32 prospect overall.
Five-star center Walker Kessler was scheduled to be in attendance earlier in the week, but has since rescheduled, according to Rivals. Kessler is a big target for Tennessee and there’s been talk of him potentially reclassifying to the 2019 class.
The biggest name on this list of visitors is Jaden Springer, who has seen Tennessee twice before. The 6-4 guard comes out of the IMG Academy. N.C State, North Carolina and Maryland are some of the top contenders, along with Tennessee for Springer.
Corey Walker will see Knoxville once again as well, following his offer in January. Walker visited Tennessee earlier this month and will now return with this big group of elite prospects. The Vols have made plenty of progress in a short amount of time with Walker, picking up three crystal ball projections in recent weeks.
Another very realistic option is Keon Johnson from Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The top in-state player has seen Tennessee plenty over the last year and has remained on the fringe of five-star status throughout. The Vols have been considered the leader for the 6-5 guard for some time.
This list is subject to change, as we saw with Walker Kessler. As it looks right now though, this has shaped up to be one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year. There will be no better environment than Tennessee-Kentucky at Thompson-Boling.