He'll Ware Orange Well

Kevin Ware, a jumping jack junior combo guard, is headed to Knoxville after committing Sunday night.

The Tennessee Volunteers snuck into the Peach State and nabbed a gem.

Junior Kevin Ware, a member of the Class of 2011, committed to the Volunteers on Sunday night.

"When we looked at the universities, their styles and Kevin's strong and weak points, it was almost a no-brainer and we were able to narrow it down a lot quicker than most people would think," coach Alan Williams said.

The Conyers (Ga.) Rockdale guard had narrowed his choices to a pair and a month after attending USA Basketball's Fall Mini-Camp, he decided where he'll camp for college.

"He went up on a visit this weekend and to be honest with you, we've been thinking about Tennessee for a while. It came down to Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

"We run the same systems offensively and defensively. He's already used to doing what they're going to run. We just needed to see the facilities and check everything out."

Bruce Pearl went to Ware's high school during the fall open period but that wasn't the first time the Vols eyeballed the athletic Ware.

"I think they first saw him last summer. I know they love how he can get the ball up the court very quick. Tennessee seems to make other teams play just a little bit faster than how they want to play and that's Kevin's strongpoint. That's why they like him so much."

Ware averaged 16 points a game last season and was the district player of the year. Scout.com ranks Ware No. 46 in the Class of 2011.


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