"I loved my visit, the practice, the staff, and the players," Kent said. "I want to play with those guys. In order for me to achieve what I want UT is were I need and want to be."
Kent, a 6-foot-9 post player, took an official visit to Tennessee the weekend of October 15th. Kent had a wide range of college interest, but picked Rick Barnes' program over Northwestern.
The Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy standout is regarded as a three-star prospect Scout.
"I can be a guy that can take pressure off the the other guys with my skill set," Kent said." I can do whatever they need me to do whether its defense shooting, or passing from the top."
Kent marks the first pledge of the 2017 class for the Volunteers.