Prospects Kevin Ware and Chris Jones are officially members of the Tennessee men's basketball team.
Both players signed their letters of intent on Wednesday and faxed them to UT.
“I just got done with my signing ceremony and faxed all of my stuff up,'' said Ware, who plays at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga. “It's all official.''
Ware, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, averaged 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and 3.5 blocks per game last season while earning second-team all-state honors. As as a sophomore he averaged 16 points, 8.5 assists and eight rebounds and was named his district's player of the year.
Ware is rated as the No. 56 overall player by Rivals.com and No. 91 by Scout.com.
"I quit looking at those rankings because they kept dropping me, I guess because I wasn't playing after I hurt my hand,'' said Ware, who played only the first half of the AAU season with the Atlanta Celtics before a broken bone in his hand sidelined him.
Jones held a press conference at Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy on Wednesday and sent his paperwork in to UT.
Jones was a Class AAA all-state player as a junior at Memphis Melrose High School last season before transferring to the North Carolina military school last summer.
The 5-10 Jones averaged 20.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists last season while leading Melrose to the AAA state title and a No. 15 finish in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 national rankings. He's rated No. 39 overall by Rivals.com and No. 56 by Scout.com.
Jones was the Class AAA state tournament MVP last year, scoring 35 points in Melrose's 75-70 state title win over White Station and Memphis signee Joe Jackson.