Updated at 5:43 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, with more information.
KNOXVILLE — In need of frontcourt help, the Tennessee men's basketball program found some Tuesday.
Olivier Robinson-Nkamhoua, a three-star forward from Maryland, announced his commitment to the Volunteers.
"I appreciate all the coaches that have recruited me up to this point," Robinson-Nkamhoua posted on his Twitter page Tuesday morning, "and would like to thank everyone who has been part of this process with me especially thanks to my parents.
"Happy to be a part of the Tennessee family."
The 6-foot-8 Finland native was on campus last weekend for an official visit.
He was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, climbing nearly 200 spots in the final rankings after moving to the United States and after breaking his leg during his junior year of high school. As a senior at Cumberland Bishop Walsh School, he averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and two blocks per game.
He chose Tennessee over offers from Pittsburgh, Illinois, Minnesota and Maryland.
He would provide the Vols some depth at a position where they were beginning to thin out. Forward Kyle Alexander and guard Admiral Schofield have used up their eligibility, and two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Grant Williams is currently testing the NBA draft process but could come back. Rising junior forward Derrick Walker has entered his name into the transfer portal.
If Williams and guard Jordan Bone — another player who's considering the NBA draft — decide to leave, the Vols would have two scholarships remaining. Guard Josiah James, swing man Davonte Gaines and forward Drew Pember signed in the winter, and James and Gaines arrived on campus this week.
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