Tennessee may not have a commitment in their current class of 2021, but they’ve been hot on the trail of a few elite prospects. Kennedy Chandler, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and Moussa Cisse are the headliners, but the chase doesn’t end there.
Four-star combo guard Kowacie Reeves named Tennessee to what he calls his ‘final six’ on Tuesday. Georgia, Stanford, Florida, Georgia Tech and Clemson were the other options listed.
Lately, I've had some time to process everything & after talking things over with my family, we feel it's time to move forward in my recruitment.— Kowacie Reeves, Jr. (@wacie_wacie) April 14, 2020
Thanks to all the coaches that have recruited, your time & interest is much appreciated.
*NOT IN ORDER*#Final6, committing soon! pic.twitter.com/eYSTECDALI
Reeves is a top 100 prospect in the class, checking in at 67th overall in the 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-6 guard is out of Macon, Georgia. Tennessee extended the offer to Reeves in January of this year.
As a junior, Reeves averaged over 21 points per game, while adding six rebounds and over two steals. He shot 42 percent from the field.
Rick Barnes is looking to continue to capitalize on the momentum that he’s built on the trail over the last two cycles. He’s inked three five-star guards during that span, along with three additional four-star prospects. After a down year, a veteran Tennessee team is about to be infused with legitimate NBA talent, making the Volunteers a popular pick to contend for the SEC in 2020-21.
Yves Pons and John Fulkerson are the only two seniors on the team, freeing up at least two spots in the 2021 class for Tennessee. With Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson having legitimate NBA futures, there certainly could be more spots available.