Braxton Blackwell has Tennessee in final six


The Tennessee basketball team got good news Tuesday.

Braxton Blackwell, a four-star small forward in the 2016 class who has been pursued by UT coaches past and present, is still considering the Vols.

Blackwell, through Christ Presbyterian Academy coach Drew Maddux, cut his list to six schools Tuesday.

The list, in no specific order: Tennessee, Kansas, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Texas and Virginia.

Blackwell recently announced he will transfer from CPA in Nashville to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

The 6-foot-8 rising senior ranks 38th nationally and No. 8 among small forwards, according to 247Sports.

Blackwell’s long list of offers included more than 20 Division I programs, including Florida, Indiana, Louisville and Ohio State.