Tennessee basketball added another piece to the 2016 class on Tuesday evening, and this one has some local ties.
6-foot-5, 175-pound guard Jordan Bowden, who played at Knoxville Carter High School before attending 22 Feet Academy Prep School in South Carolina over the past year, committed to the Vols over offers from Marquette, Cincinnati, Utah and others.
He announced his decision on Periscope, a live-streaming app.
Bowden is the sixth member of Rick Barnes’ first full recruiting class for the Vols – joining Kwe Parker, John Fulkerson, Grant Williams, Jalen Johnson and Jordan Bone in the 2016 class. The Vols had two open scholarships coming into the 2015-16 season, and have four additional ones opening up after the departures of seniors Kevin Punter, Armani Moore, Derek Reese and Devon Baulkman.
Bowden, who is ranked as the No. 186 player in the nation in his class by 247Sports, averaged 17.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.6 apg, while shooting 35.1% from 3-point territory, for 22 Feet in 2015-16, according to the team’s official site.
He’ll give the Vols some high-flying athleticism on the perimeter to help replace Punter, UT’s leading scorer in 2015-16, who has completed his eligibility at UT.
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