WATCH: Tennessee Basketball Commit Throws Down Monster Offseason Jam

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    Tennessee basketball commit Cade Phillips isn’t lacking hops. The Alabama power forward showed them off on Twitter earlier this week after finishing an offseason workout.

    Phillips — who was the first commit in the 2023 recruiting class — snagged a ball in air and took it between his legs before throwing down a dunk.

    The 6-foot-9 power forward ranks as the No. 82 player and No. 17 power forward in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. Phillips has a strong low post game, dominating in tight spaces while also boasting an improving jump shot.

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    It’s an offseason of change for Phillips. The power forward is transferring from Alabama’s Jacksonville High School to the Link Academy in Branson, Missouri.

    Phillips is a Jacksonville, Alabama native with his mom working at Jacksonville State. He leaves his hometown for his senior season to play at prep power Link Academy.

    Incoming five-star freshman Julian Phillips is a Blythewood, South Carolina native but played his prep basketball at Link Academy as well.

    Phillips is one of two Tennessee basketball commits in the 2023 class. Four-star combo guard Freddie Dilione committed to Tennessee over Alabama, Wake Forest and Virginia earlier this week.

    The Vols currently have the nation’s No. 11 recruiting recruiting class according to 247sports.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.