Vols vs South Carolina
Coach Rick Barnes talks to his players during the game against South Carolina on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee basketball signee Jaden Springer became the Vols’ second signee in as many years to be invited to the McDonald’s All-American game.

Springer, a 6-foot-5 guard, ranks as a 5-star and the No. 17 player in the country according to the 247sports composite. Springer ranks as the No. 4 shooting guard in the country.

Springer committed to Tennessee on October 23rd choosing the Vols over Michigan, Memphis, North Carolina and Florida. Springer made his commitment official on November 5th when he signed with the Big Orange.

Springer, a Charlotte native who attends IMG Academy in Florida, is the Vols first McDonald’s All-American since last year when Josiah-Jordan James played in the All-American game.

Tennessee signee Keon Johnson was surprisingly left off of the list. Johnson starred on the AAU circuit and in USA Basketball camps this summer earning him a 5-star ranking as the nation’s 22nd ranked player.

Tennessee’s third signee Corey Walker, the nation’s 37th ranked player, was also left off the All-American team.

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