Tennessee's coaching staff, along with all of their peers across the country, is about to dive into the always frantic July evaluation period. Heading up the prospects the staff will be keeping tabs on this month is five-star forward Kevon Looney while looking to add some legit backcourt targets is also on the agenda.
As always, this list is made up of our own research and opinions based off talking with numerous prospects and other recruiting analysts across the rivals.com network.
The 2014 Hoops Hot Board
Kevon Looney Forward 6-foot-9, 220 pounds Hamilton High School, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Tennessee's chance to make a large splash in the recruiting world probably rides on their recruitment of Looney, one of the most gifted offensive players in this class. A versatile scorer, Looney can play inside or out and runs the floor like few players his size are capable of. The Vols may look like the 'odd team out' in a group that includes some of college basketball's heavy-hitters, but Looney has consistently mentioned Tennessee as one of the programs he's interested in for more than a year now. He's yet to narrow his list down to a final five, and many have presumed that Duke is the team to beat from a group of suitors that also includes Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State,, Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA and UCONN. Looney has some extensive family in East Tennessee