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Tennessee Offers Combo Guard

Tennessee has offered a scholarship to 2011 combo guard Quinton Chievous, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The Vols have signed three 2011 prospects: point guards Chris Jones and Wes Washpun and shooting guard Josh Richardson. Jones is expected to attend a junior college this fall, according to his coach at Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose High School.

That’s one reason UT is interested in Chievous, who’s the son of Missouri’s all-time scoring leader and 1988 first-round NBA draft pick Derrick Chievous.

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Tennessee Signee Jones Headed To Junior College

Tennessee basketball signee Chris Jones from Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose High School will play at Northwest Florida State College next year.

Jones will play for former UT assistant coach Steve Forbes, who is now the head coach at Northwest Florida. Forbes was a key recruiter in the recruitment of Jones to UT.

The decision to attend junior college was confirmed when the Memphis Commercial Appeal spoke to Melrose head coach Jermaine Johnson.

“He can concentrate on getting better mentally and physically,” Johnson said of Jones.

UT coach Cuonzo Martin signed point guard Wes Washpun during the spring signing period partly because of concerns regarding Jones’ ability to qualify this fall.

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Basketball Standout To Choose Thursday

Forward Adonis Thomas from Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose High School will announce his college choice on Thursday, according to multiple reports, including the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Knoxville News Sentinel.

Thomas is considering Memphis, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee and UCLA.

Rivals.com ranks Thomas the nation’s sixth-best small forward and 15th-best prospect overall for 2011.

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