With Tennessee having three seniors in its backcourt for the upcoming season, that area was an important one for new head coach Rick Barnes and his staff on the recruiting trail. Sunday evening Barnes landed his first commitment in the Class of 2016, as point guard Jordan Bone announced that he’ll remain in his home state for college.
The 6-foot-2 Bone, who attends Ensworth HS in Nashville, is the younger brother of former Tennessee guard Josh Bone and he was a finalist for Mr. Tennessee as a junior.
Jordan Bone made his decision on the heels of an official visit to Tennessee, which was the second of three that he’d scheduled earlier this summer. Bone visited VCU in late August, and he had scheduled a trip to Ole Miss for the final weekend of September.
While Tennessee does have some youth in its backcourt, with sophomore Detrick Mostella and freshmen Shembari Phillips, Admiral Schofield and Lamonte’ Turner all being underclassmen (Robert Hubbs is a junior), they also have three seniors in Devon Baulkman, Armani Moore and Kevin Punter. Adding a guard such as Bone, who can both distribute and score from the point, will help the Volunteers account for those departures in 2016.
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