Tennessee basketball has added another commitment in the 2019 class.

Drew Pember, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward from Knoxville’s Bearden High School, announced his commitment to the Vols on Friday.

Pember wrote on Twitter that he was “extremely blessed and excited to announce that I will further my academic and basketball career at the University of Tennessee.”

He’s not yet received a 247Sports Composite score, but Pember is a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports ratings.

He’s ranked No. 179 overall in his class, No. 33 among power forwards and No. 6 overall out of Tennessee.

Pember describes his game as a stretch forward who can shoot from deep.

“I like to shoot the three,” Pember told GoVols247 last month. “I like to block shots. Pretty good court vision. I like to push the ball up the floor.

“I just like to play my role and do what I have to do help the team.”

Pember’s recruitment has grown since joining former Tennessee point guard Bobby Maze’s BMaze Elite AAU program.

“Before the (AAU) circuit and before I started playing (AAU), I didn’t get much exposure,” Pember said. “Now playing with BMaze, I’ve gotten a lot of exposure. I’ve been able to play in front of a lot of the Top-20 kind of programs in the nation.”

Head coach Rick Barnes and associate head coach Rob Lanier stopped by Bearden in late April to see Pember and not long after offered him a scholarship to his hometown school.

Other schools showing interest, according to Pember, are Georgia, Murray State, Wofford, Austin Peay, Navy and Air Force.

Pember said last month that he could end up in either the 2019 or 2020 class, and that the Vols were selling him on either a year in prep school and reclassification or a redshirt season at Tennessee.

“They said that they either want me to go to prep school for a year or they want me to redshirt my freshman year,” Pember said.

“They said to keep working, stay positive and everything will work out, everything will fall into place.”

He added that he was on board with that thought process.

“It would definitely help me, because I can get stronger,” Pember said. “It would help me from the physicality standpoint. Everything else I can work on alone. But I need strength to help with my game.”

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Tennessee now has two commitments in the 2019 class, with Pember joining three-star small forward Davonte Gaines.

Gaines, a 6-foot-6 prospect from Buffalo, N.Y., is ranked No. 280 overall in the class, No. 66 at small forward and No. 8 overall out of New York.