2017 power forward officially visiting Vols next week

Derrick Walker, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward in the class of 2017, will take an official visit to Tennessee next week.

Walker, from Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas City, Mo., is a 3-Star prospect and the No. 254 overall player in the 2017 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He's the No. 64 power forward in his class and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Missouri.

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Tennessee, Georgia and St. Johns have each offered Walker, who has 10 offers in total. He'll visit the Vols from Monday to Wednesday and has future unofficial visits scheduled with St. Johns (Jan. 14) and Georgia (Jan. 28).

Walker was offered by Tennessee on Dec. 8, a day before Georgia offered.

Tennessee, which began the 2017 recruiting cycle with two open scholarships, signed 3-Star prospect Zach Kent during the fall signing period, a 6-10, 228-pound center from Delaware, to fill one of the two spots.

The spring signing period in college basketball opens April 12 and closes on May 17.

Yves Pons, an athletic, 6-6 shooting guard from France, visited Tennessee last week. Pons, being recruited by Tennessee assistant coach Michael Schwartz, attends INSEP Academy in France and visited the Vols between official visits at Texas Tech and Florida.

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