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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball program picked up a commitment recently from Destiny McClendon, a 5-foot-9 guard from Lake Oconee Academy in Greensboro, Georgia.

McClendon will begin her senior season just 338 points shy of 2,000 for her high school career. As a junior, she averaged 24.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, making 34% of her 199 attempts from 3-point range. It's a part of her game she has worked hard to refine, as she took only 111 shots behind the arc in her first two high school seasons, making just 27.

She had seven 30-point games as a junior, including 45 of her team's 57 points in a six-point loss to Stephens County on Nov. 23.

She is the first commitment for the 2021 recruiting cycle for coach Katie Burrow's Mocs, who expect to lose two seniors after the 2020-21 season — guard Liz Wood and forward Bria Dial.

Contact Gene Henley at ghenley@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @genehenley3.

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