Junior College shooting guard Kevin Punter has signed with the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team.
He has two years of eligibility remaining, starting immediately.
Punter, a 6-4, 170-pound guard from State Fair C.C. in Missouri, tweeted from his twitter handle @_KP5 shortly after 9:30 a.m., on Monday, "I am officially the newest member of the Tennessee Vols !!"
In a release, Vols coach Donnie Tyndall said: "I'm extremely pleased and excited about Kevin's decision to join our program here at Tennessee," Tyndall said. "He's a long, athletic perimeter player who can play multiple positions for us. That athleticism and length, coupled with his versatility,make him a player who fits our style perfectly.
"In addition to that, Kevin is a gym rat, which is exciting because guys like that who spend a lot of time in the gym always maximize their potential."
Punter averaged 20.3 ppg, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his sophomore season at State Fair, and scored 28 and 24 points in the first two rounds of the 2014 NJCAA Championship Tournament.
He shot 57% from the field, 37% from three and 83% from the free throw line.
Volquest.com reports that Punter visited the Vols this weekend.
Punter is a three-star prospect according to Rivals. He originally committed to Missouri before a coaching change there.
He is from Bronx, N.Y.
In a segment recorded on Friday, Volquest's Rob Lewis said of Punter:
"High scorer, 20 points per game in junior college, certainly a guy that Tennessee would like to get," Lewis said.
Punter is the second Tennessee signee for Tyndall after forward Jabari McGhee signed on Friday.