Alexander commits to Tennessee

Kyle Alexander made his college decision. He will continue his basketball career at Tennessee.

For new head coaches, searching for a big man this late in the game is a tough task.

On Thursday, Rick Barnes reeled in one of the best available in 6-foot-9 big man Kyle Alexander. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to Scout.

Alexander, who played his senior season at Orangeville Prep in Canada, entertained a wide range of interest, but his choice ultimately came down to New Mexico and the Volunteers.

At his size, Alexander is mobile and runs the floor end-to-end with ease. Alexander is a good athlete that can impact the game with his ability to get to shots. He also has a good set of hands.

This is Barnes' third commitment in the past week. Last week Tennessee picked up pledges from three-star prospects Lamonte Turner and Ray Kasongo. UT also holds commitments from Shembari Phillips and Admiral Schofield.

Alexander is regarded as at three-star recruit.

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