Rick Barnes has the Tennessee Volunteers absolutely rolling on the recruiting trail. Point guard Kennedy Chandler became the fourth five-star prospect to commit to Tennessee in the Barnes era, giving the Vols a building block for the class of 2021.
Josiah-Jordan James, Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer have each committed to Tennessee over the last two cycles, now Barnes has once again backed that up with Chandler.
Chandler is the 11th ranked player in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He checks in at 6-1, 195 pounds.
Tennessee was able to beat out a group of blue-bloods for the Memphis product, including Duke and Kentucky. They held off the hometown Memphis Tigers, along with Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
So what is Tennessee getting with Chander? They’re getting a smaller guard with explosive athletic ability. Chandler makes a living at the rim and knows how to create for his teammates. He averaged over 14 points in AAU ball in 2019, adding 6.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. All of that while shooting 44 percent from three-point range and over 50 percent from the field.
Take a look at some highlights below.