Key Basketball Prospects Wrap Up Official Visit to Tennessee

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    Four-star point guard Brian Edwards Jr. and four-star small forward Dillon Mitchell, two highly ranked prospects from the 2022 basketball class, officially wrapped up an official visit to Tennessee on Tuesday. 

    The two talented prospects have been on Tennessee’s campus over the last couple of days to get to know the Vols’ coaching staff and see their facilities, according to a post from Edwards Jr. on Twitter.

    Edwards Jr., from Knoxville Catholic high school, was recently named the PrepXtra Male Basketball Player of the Year in Knoxville. The rising senior point guard is currently ranked as the third-best prospect in the state of Tennessee. Plus, his local ties have kept him on the Volunteers’ radar for a long time.

    “Vol nation,” Edwards said on Twitter. “How do I look?”

    Mitchell, on the other hand, is a six-foot-seven small forward from Bishop McLaughlin Catholic high school in Spring Hill, FL.

    Mitchell currently holds 15 Division-1 offers, including Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt from the SEC.

    The Tennessee basketball coaches are highly interested in both prospects. Especially as Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes looks to find his first commitments to the 2022 class.

    Neither player has officially announced their commitment.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.