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Armani Moore makes three for Tennessee in 2012

The jury is still out on the 2011 recruiting class at Tennessee, which was assembled during a brief time period after Cuonzo Martin was hired as head coach for the Volunteers’ program. None of those recruits saw significant time this year, though the mid-season addition of blue chip forward Jarnell Stokes was a significant upgrade to the frontcourt. Looking forward, Tennessee has snared their third prospect for the 2012 recruiting class (not counting Stokes), as Martin continues to bring in the personnel to put his mark on the program.

6′-4″ wing Armani Moore of Mount Paran (Ga.) committed to Tennessee on Tuesday according to multiple reports, joining forwards Derek Reese and D’Montre Edwards in the 2012 recruiting class. Moore is considered a scorer that can take the basketball to the rim with authority. With two forwards in Reese and Edwards, it seems likely that Moore is headed to be a contributor at shooting guard, and possibly point guard for the Volunteers. Tennessee does have a 2013 point guard in Travon Landry committed, and Moore could provide depth and bridge that gap at that position, if needed.

At this stage, it’s a bit unclear how the scholarship situation will work out for Tennessee, but without having any inside information it seems likely that one of the members of the aforementioned 2011 recruiting class could be leaving the program, perhaps stepping down a level in competition.

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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