Posted On: 03/20/18 8:45 PM
After the top five players, the Class AAA Tournament still showcased 4-5 D1 prospects. Like the First Team, the @PrepHoopsTN Second Team largely leans on Class of 2019 players.
Cameron Jones, 6’6″ F (Whitehaven)
9.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.7 SPG
The above numbers should appear low for anyone that knows Cameron’s ceiling well. With Cameron Jones at 100% the Whitehaven Tigers would have challenged Memphis East better. Though Jones played he did lack typical explosion around the tin. Following his final high school game Jones was reflective and proud about his Whitehaven career.
Malcolm Dandridge, 6’9″ PF (Memphis East)
6.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG
Junior Malcolm Dandridge picked up a couple mid-major offers this season. Who knows what the Memphis East roster will be in 2018-2019? If Dandridge and Wiseman remain partners in the frontcourt the second fiddle will land on some HM’s wish list. He has a stunning physique with welcome toughness. During the challenging first half against Whitehaven Dandridge showed off a little handle. He will forever be a power forward, but that development is encouraging.
Ques Glover, 5’11” PG (Knoxville Bearden)
12.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 2.5 SPG, 4 toPG
Explosive. Crafty. Three Knoxville Bearden players landed on the top two PrepHoopsTN All-Tournament teams. Trent Stephney and Drew Pember finished in the top six players and Ques was just a little behind his teammates. Though Glover routinely lead his team in scoring this season he did not find the same level of success last week. Glover had troubles around the trees. Look for Glover to thrive from baseline to three-point line at the next level. This will be a big summer for the diminutive combo guard.
Alvin Miles, 5’7″ PG (Whitehaven)
25.0 mPG, 8.7 PPG, 3.0 APG, 18-23 (78.3%)
In the championship tilt with Memphis East, Alvin Miles barely scored. He also committed two turnovers. Considering Whitehaven lost by 22 points Miles outperformed the other Tigers. Facing the mighty Mustangs Miles escaped some tricky spots on the floor. Also, Miles dished out half of the meager eight Tiger assists Saturday afternoon. Complimenting WHS forward Cameron Jones is a key duty for Alvin Miles. Before the season WHS Head Coach Faragi Phillips gloated about his deep, confident and skilled sophomore class. Unfortunately, one starting sophomore Matthew Murrell missed the latter stages of the season with injury. In his absence the Tigers needed Miles, Jesse Payne, Antwarn Smith, and Devine Owens.
Trent Stephney, 6’1″ PG (Knoxville Bearden)
10.0 PPG, 3.5 toPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.5 SPG
Throughout the tournament,junior guard Trent Stephney (2019 PrepHoopsTN #42) successfully attacked taller wings. Facing diminished expectations from western Tennessee writers and teams, Stephney proved his exceptional value Wednesday and Friday nights. The stringy combo guard bounced his way into the nightmares of Mt. Juliet’s Golden Bears.