Africentric girls basketball standout Jordan Horston -- the No. 2-ranked player in the nation by ESPN.com -- ended months of speculation by committing Wednesday to play at Tennessee.

The 6-foot senior guard, who was Ohio Division III co-player of the year last season while leading the Nubians to their sixth state title, made her announcement during an athletic awards assembly at the school attended by the entire K-12 student body.

>>VIDEO: Africentric star Jordan Horston commits to Tennessee

Horston, who was selected MVP on the United States' gold medal FIBA U-17 World Cup team over the summer, is the most ballyhooed player ever to come out of central Ohio. She is considered a consensus five-star prospect.

After releasing a list of seven finalists via social media during the summer, Horston said she pared her list to five and then three -- Connecticut, South Carolina and Tennessee -- before opting for the Volunteers.