2022 Five-Star Recruit Brandon Huntley-Hatfield will be reclassifying to the 2021 recruiting class. He has also announced that he will be playing basketball for Head Coach Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers. This is a major pickup for the program that lost some serious talent to the NBA after a great season. Huntley-Hatfield is a talented forward and should bring talent to the roster immediately. Head Coach Rick Barnes continues to bring in five-star talent to the Tennessee program.
Tennessee basketball just landed another 5-star.
Vols class now includes the #2 point guard (Kennedy Chandler), the #7 center (Jonas Aidoo), the #11 small forward (Jahmai Mashack) and #1 power forward prospect (Brandon Huntley-Hatfield) in the 2022 class that has reclassifed. https://t.co/PJh2ex9TbS
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) April 15, 2021
The Tennesse Volunteers are poised to continue their winning ways and should be a real threat in the SEC next year when the season starts. Barnes has Tennessee as a team to beat in the SEC with several five-star recruits coming into the program. Huntley-Hatfield is a five-star but not an immediate “one and done” prospect. He has the potential to be, but he could also spend a second year with the Tennessee program. It will largely depend on how well he gels in his first year in college.
Tennessee could be a fringe National Championship contender this year depending on how their roster gels with each other. Huntley-Hatfield should compete to start at the power forward position in his freshman year. The 6’9″ and 230-pound power forward has legitimate NBA talent heading into college. Tennessee landing him a year earlier is a massive pickup for a program that needed more talent to surround point guard Kennedy Chandler. Barnes should have the roster ready to win some games and be a serious threat to the rest of the NCAA.