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A new name to watch.
Add another name to your 2021 Tennessee basketball watch list. DaRon Holmes, a highly-ranked four-star power forward prospect, officially announced his offer from Tennessee on Sunday night.
— DaRon Holmes II (@DaRonagon) July 27, 2020
Holmes stands in at 6-8, 195 pounds and is the 37th ranked player in the 2021 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s the 10th rated power forward prospect in the class, coming out of Montverde, Florida. Holmes is the 6th ranked player in the Sunshine State.
Virginia, Arizona, Arizona State, LSU, Kansas, Texas Tech, UCLA and USC are just a few of the other offers for Holmes to this point.
As a junior, Holmes played in the state of Arizona. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Arizona, averaging over 23 points, 10 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game. Holmes has a developing offensive game, which includes the ability to shoot from long range. He hit over 30 percent of his attempts from three-point range last season.
He’ll make the move to Florida for his senior season, set to play at Montverde Academy.
Tennessee is set to lose John Fulkerson, E.J. Anosike and Yves Pons after this coming season, creating a big need in the frontcourt. That’s going to leave unproven players like Uros Plavsic, Drew Pember and Olivier Nkamhoua in key roles, though Tennessee is now coming after a few different frontcourt prospects.
The Volunteers have yet to land a commitment in their 2021 class, but have made significant progress with five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler over the summer. Expect some movement in this class soon.