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What five-star ESPN 100 recruit Josiah James brings to Tennessee

Five-star prospect Josiah James announced his commitment to Tennessee on Wednesday at Porter-Gaud School (South Carolina). The third-ranked point guard and 20th-ranked player in the 2019 ESPN 100 selected the Volunteers over Clemson and Duke.

James, who won a gold medal with Team USA at the FIBA Americas U-18 championship last year, said he felt most comfortable with the Volunteers' staff.

"Coach [Rick] Barnes has a love for every one of his players," said James. "I noticed how much he genuinely cares about his players and their success."

He is the highest-ranked prospect to commit to the Vols under Barnes and the highest overall since Tobias Harris in 2010.