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Kennedy Chandler announcing decision today

One of the nation’s top point guards will soon be off the board.

Kennedy Chandler Big Blue Drew — A Sea of Blue

One of the prizes jewels of the class of 2021 is ready to announce his commitment.

Five-star point guard Kennedy Chandler will be announcing his college decision today on Instagram Live, according to ESPN reporter Paul Biancardi.

Back in April, Chandler cut his list down to five schools —- Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Memphis and Tennessee.

247 Sports ranks Chandler as the top point guard in America and the 11th overall best player. He will make an immediate impact for whatever school he chooses to play for.

The Big Blue Nation shouldn’t be getting their hopes too high much for this one. At one point, many believed Kentucky to be right in the thick of things. But over the past several weeks, all positive momentum has shifted to Volunteers.

Currently, 247 Sports and Rivals has every pick in for Chandler going the way of the Vols.

Chandler is from Memphis (TN), and by all indications, it looks like the school from nearby Knoxville is going to win out.

If that does hold true, it will be a big blow for the four programs who will miss out on his services.

I had the chance to see Chandler play last season at a holiday tournament, and he is one impressive floor general. Listed at 6-1 and 160 pounds, he isn’t extremely physically intimidating, but he’s lighting quick and get can to the rim at will.

His first step is elite and he also excels at getting his teammates involved.

Building a monster class around Chandler should be pretty easy for Rick Barnes or whatever coach is lucky enough to get his commitment.

It has been rumored that Chandler teaming up with Paolo Banchero at the next level is something that both recruits are strongly considering. Banchero also has Tennessee on his list of final schools.

If Chandler does commit to Tennessee then it would, if nothing else, allow Coach Calipari and his staff to move on looking for another option to fill that void.

It’s very possible that Devin Askew would return for his sophomore season, but we all know that Kentucky will still be in the market for an elite point guard in the class of 2021.

Either way, I think it’s very likely that you will see Kennedy Chandler playing in the SEC in the 2021-2022 season.

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