The nations No. 12 rising senior and No. 1 point-guard Kennedy Chandler announced his commitment to the University of Tennessee over schools such as Duke, Memphis, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
"I was looking for a program that could help me develop and have a strong family atmosphere, and a coach I could relate to," the five-star says in an interview with ESPN. "
In his junior campaign, Chandler averaged 22.2 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.6 steals per contest at Briarcrest Christian (Tennessee).
On last years EYBL circuit, the 6'1 guard had an impressive EYBL debut, leading Mokan Elite (Mo.) to a Peach Jam title over Jalen Green lead WhyNot (Calif.)
Chandler is the Volunteers first commit of the 2021 class however this makes him Tennessee's third five-star commit in a row.
The next step for Coach Barnes and Co. is to get fellow five-star Paolo Banchero as a part of their recruiting class.
As for the nation's No.1 point-guard in the class of 2021, Chandler will be playing on a stacked Sunrise Christian team hoping to win a GEICO National Championship.
One thing that comes to mind first when watching Chandler is his quickness and speed. In a fast break, it is evident to see the guard as one of the leaders sometimes ending in a dunk. When it comes to being guarded one on one, Chandler using his speed and ball control in order to bring defenders to the ground.
Something that surprises me about the five-star is his athleticism. Being 6-foot-1, you wouldn't expect a guard to be finishing high at the top of the rim or in some circumstances, flushing the ball down the hoop. This makes Chandler a very special and one of a kind player doing things that most guys at his height can not do.
Something that might hold the 2021 recruit back is his height. Even though he can do things that most players can't do at his size, once Chandler moves on to the college and NBA level, he will need to bulk up in order to continue making noise around the basketball world.
Prediction: Future fist round pick