Another member of former Tennessee guard Bobby Maze’s AAU basketball program is considering becoming a Volunteer. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, a five-star 2022 forward, narrowed his choices down to 11 on Thursday.
Kentucky, Auburn, Kansas, Ole Miss, Georgetown, Howard, Baylor, Wake Forest, Georgia and Virginia Tech joined the Vols on his top choices list.
The 6-8, 208 pound power forward prospect is the 6th ranked player in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s the top power forward in the class and the top-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania.
Huntley-Hatfield is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee. He moved to Florida to attend the IMG Academy, but recently made the move to Scotland, Pennsylvania to attend the Scotland Performance Institute.
He’s the cousin of former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress. Tennessee offered Hundley-Hatfield in June of 2019.
Tennessee has signed three five-star prospects over the last two years. Rick Barnes got his elite recruiting started by signing Josiah-Jordan James, then backed it up by landing Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer. He’s after a handful of other five-star prospects in the 2021 cycle, while working on a few in the 2022 class as well.
The Volunteers will see their frontcourt totally flip over the next year as John Fulkerson and Yves Pons play their final year of eligibility. Paolo Banchero or Jabari Smith could be an option to replace some of that production in the 2021 class. Huntley-Hatfield seems like the next big target in line in the class after that.