Top Knoxville Basketball Prospect Set to Announce Commitment Thursday

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    BJ Edwards Jr., a four-star point guard and a top target of the Tennessee basketball team is set to officially announce his collegiate commitment at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 1, according to Stockrisers.

    The fourth-ranked player in the state of Tennessee has been on the Volunteers’ radar for a long time now. Edwards, a local rising senior from Knoxville Catholic High School, has been making headlines in the city since he first stepped on the court.

    On Tuesday, Edwards announced on Twitter that he had just wrapped up an official visit to Tennessee with fellow 2022 four-star target Dillon Mitchell.

    In fact, Edwards took three official visits around the country. These schools included Tennessee, Florida, and Wake Forest, according to Stockrisers.

    During his junior campaign at Knoxville Catholic, Edwards showed exactly why he is one of the best prospects to come out of Knoxville in a long time. The shifty point guard averaged 19.9 points per game, seven rebounds per game, and 5.1 assists per game during his 23 games in 2021.

    Edwards, one of the top targets of the 2022 Tennessee basketball class, will announce his official commitment this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. ET as the Volunteers still look to find their first commitment to the class.

    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.