Yves Pons

Source: Yves Pons commits to Tennessee

Tennessee picked up their third player in the 2017 class on Tuesday, as France native Yves Pons committed to Rick Barnes, Tennessee.

2017 recruit Yves Pons verbally committed to Tennessee on a Tuesday, a source confirmed to Scout. 

A native of France, Pons picked Tennessee over Florida and a host of other prospects. Pons became a hot name about college suitors after a strong performance at the FIBA u17 World Championships last June. 


At that World Championships, Pons averaged 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16 minutes a game for France. 

Pons, a 6-foot-6, chiseled combo forward, is an athletic and energetic player that impresses with his physicality, ability to rebound and play in transition. 

"Pons is an athletic forward with good size and length," Scout analyst Josh Gershon said. "He plays extremely hard and should be able to play multiple positions on both sides of the court. Watching Pons this summer in Zaragoza, it was clear he's a guy who could be an impact player at the high major level."

With the addition of Pons, Tennessee now has a trio of prospects in their 2017 recruiting class. Pons joins Derrick Walker and Zach Kent to make up their current group.

Pons is regarded as a four-star prospect and because he's an international prospect isn't eligible for Scout's top 100. 

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