Tennessee’s pursuit of 2020 point guard Jalen Cone has been well-documented to this point. Rick Barnes has given Cone the option to reclassify to the 2019 class and contribute immediately, assuming Jordan Bone opts to stay in the NBA Draft.
With another need coming up at the same position with Lamonte Turner leaving after the 2019-20 season, Barnes has offered 2021 prospect Cam Hayes the option to reclassify to the 2020 class, according to Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers.
Tennessee just had their entire staff check out five-star sophomore Cam Hayes tonight, a source told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 1, 2019
I spoke to Hayes days back, he told @Stockrisers that he’s strongly considering a move to 2020:https://t.co/QNS65AkOpf
The 6-1 point guard prospect is out of Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s a five-star prospect in the 2021 class, ranking just outside of the top 20 overall prospects, according to 247 Sports.
Tennessee was seeing Hayes on Tuesday night and they’ll see fellow five-star guard Kennedy Chandler on Wednesday in Memphis. Chandler is also a current member of the 2021 class.
The Vols offered Hayes back in August of last year. He visited Tennessee in October, while also seeing Clemson, Wake Forest and N.C. State during that timeframe. Duke, Louisville, Virginia and Providence are other teams to keep an eye on with Hayes that have yet to offer the current sophomore.
Tennessee currently has one commit in the 2020 class in five-star wing Corey Walker. Five-star guard Jaden Springer, four-star guard Keon Johnson, four-star guard Matthew Murrell and four-star forward P.J. Hall are other major targets for the Vols in the 2020 class.