Tennessee basketball officially joined the chase for Cason Wallace last month, when the Vols extended an offer to the 2022 five-star combo guard. The recruitment will continue with Wallace making an official visit to Tennessee, scheduled for June 3-5 in Knoxville.
“Tennessee, they were my latest offer,” Wallace told 247Sports National Basketball Analyst Travis Branham. “They just like the way that I play, they want to get me down to campus and see where it goes.”
Wallace, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect out of Richardson, Texas, is the No. 16 overall player in the 247Sports ratings. He’s the No. 3 combo guard in the class of 2022 and is the No. 2 overall player in the state of Texas.
The Vols are also scheduled to host five-star in-state small forward Brandon Miller, the No. 14 overall prospect in the class, on an official visit on June 8.
Miller, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound prospect out of Cane Ridge High School in Antioch, Tenn., is the No. 11 overall player in the class in the 2021 recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports ratings. He’s the No. 5 small forward nationally and is the top-ranked player in the state of Tennessee.
“Getting into my shots, creating shots for myself and expanding my range,” Wallace said of how his game and grown recently.
Wallace last fall climbed 60 spots in the 247Sports ratings, going from a ranking of No. 77 overall to No. 17.
“At first when I saw the rankings I was a little upset,” Wallace told 247Sports recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins in November. “But then I realized I put in the work and I should not be mad because I work hard and I already know what the results are going to be. So I am doing what I have to do to show those people that I am like that.”
Baylor, Arkansas and Kentucky are other schools chasing Wallace. He has other offers from Auburn, Arizona, Creighton, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech, among others.
Wallace told Branham that Arizona State, Kentucky and Texas are three schools that have been in contact with him.
“I plan to visit Tennessee for sure,” Wallace told Branham.
247Sports Scouting Report — Cason Wallace
One of the best defensive playmakers in the class, Wallace locks opponents up and controls each game with his length defensively. He has an alpha male mentality, is a deflection magnet, and is one of the best transitional shot blockers in the country from the guard position. Offensively, he is a bit mechanical but still very productive nonetheless. He is a dangerous pull up jump shooter who is capable of putting points on the board from all three levels. He also can play on or off the ball and is similarly versatile in terms of his ability to play off a ball-screen or be an effective spot-up player on the weak-side of the floor. Wallace has the long-term upside to fill a role at the highest level of the sport for multiple years.