The news came down Friday afternoon that the 6-foot-2 4-star point guard, according to 247Sports, will be joining the Vols. More good news is he could play as early as the spring semester.
If you remember, this type of mid-season addition happened a few years ago when Jarnell Stokes graduated high school early.
According to 247Sports, Vescovi is a four-star recruit, the No.74 overall prospect and the No.13 point guard in the 2020 class.
Current member of the NBA Global Academy, Vescovi, came on the scene as a 17-year-old (youngest participate) in the NBA G League International Challenge.
In the six-team challenge, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals while shooting over 50 percent from the three-point line.
Kansas and St. Mary’s showed interested in Vescovi but never extended an offer. However, he didn’t hold offers from Temple, Butler, Miami, Rutgers, and Washington State.
On the court, Vescovi is a very skilled player. He can handle the basketball and plays a very smart game.
Film from the G League International Challenge displays Vescovi’s ability getting to the rack and can stretch the floor with his three-point jumper.
Scouts are impressed with his potential and how his game continues to improve each time he steps on the court.
Against Washington, we saw the players Rick Barnes trust in tightly contested games. There wasn’t much depth.
Vescovi is the type of player that you feel comfortable playing against SEC opponents right now.
The 2020 recruiting class ranks fourth in the nation with the Vescovi addition. He joins five-star Jaden Springer, five-star Keon Johnson, and four-star Corey Walker.
There are still a few hoops that Santiago Vescovi has to jump through to play in the SEC opener against LSU. Either way, he’s another strong addition to the roster next season.