KNOXVILLE (WATE)- Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced Friday that Jabari McGhee has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Tennessee and plans to enroll this summer.
The 6'8 225 pound forward from Georgia most recently played at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. There, he helped the team to a 32-8 record and averaged close to 24 points and 15 rebounds per game.
Prior to prep school, McGhee attended Monroe High School in Albany, Ga where he totaled more than 1,200 points. As a senior, McGhee averaged a double-double and earned Class AAAA All-State honors from the Atlanta Journal Constitution (first team), the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (first team) and the Georgia Sportswriters Association (second team) while helping the Tornadoes become the first team in the history of the Herald’s Fab 5 Poll to go wire-to-wire as the No. 1-ranked team in Southwest Georgia.
McGhee will have four years of eligibility with the Vols starting in the 2014-15 season.