Top 20 Tennessee Wings

High School

Posted On: 04/5/18 11:50 AM

The Class of 2020 rankings are here!  The 2020 wings are unusually strong at the top.  In fact, nearly 67% of the top 15 players are scoring wings.  Of course height tends to set remarkable wing players apart from starting point guards.  And college coaches gobble up star wings quickly.  This particular batch is more muscular than tall.  The top 10 wings have that natural length that several of the following prospects lack.

Of course this can all change and rankings are merely a flashpoint of speculation on who will do the most after high school.  Still, these players earned their current rankings with play on the court.

If you want to look at the complete 2020 rankings, smash here.

The following list reveals the top 20 wings (top 10 here) in the state alongside their statewide overall ranking.  The first player listed is the #11 wing, and also the #15 overall player in Tennessee in 2020.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#15 James Williams (Clarksville Kenwood)

Ranking Williams #15 takes a little bit of faith as @PrepHoopsTN still hasn’t seen James Williams play in-person.  Honestly Williams’ Kenwood team didn’t play well enough to warrant a team evaluation in 2017-2018.  Personally Williams has District 10AAA MVP star potential.  He looks to bury the outside shot first.  His instinct is to pull from range, but Williams has enough bounce and length to finish above most AAA defenders.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#19 Delvin White (Hamilton)

A lot of current college wins played the 3/4 in high school.  White is fully capable of thriving around the arc.  Mind-boggling athleticism merges with an alert mind to compose Delvin White’s game.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#20 Dusty Williams (Franklin Centennial) 

Of the 10 players in this article only McNatt is a more adept volume scorer than Dusty.  Williams carried Franklin Centennial several times during their Class AAA postseason push.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#23 Marcellus Brigham (Briarcrest Christian)

Marcellus is uncommonly strong for a second semester sophomore.  Mobility improves with physical maturity and Brigham starts further along than most.  MB exhibits the composure needed to dominate action for long stretches.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#27 Briggs Rutter (Zion Christian Academy)

Rutter is a confident, assertive scorer I watched in February.  He scores at two of the three levels.  Finishing in traffic can be better, especially as defenders get bigger.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#28 Emory Lanier (Knoxville Webb)

State runner-up.  Emory Lanier benefits by competing with highly skilled, highly motivated players all year.  C.J. Gettelfinger, Myles Rasnick, Tariq Daughton, Jaden Springer, Norance Berry (NC), Ed Lacy, Joseph Anderson, and Akeem Odusipe all push Lanier.  There are no easy practice with these guys.

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#29 Mason McNatt (Grace Christian)

Dead-eye shooter.  A coach’s son, McNatt is such a filthy scorer he and his teammates are better served with him on the wing.  Few players nationally demonstrate better shooting form.

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#32 DeArre McDonald (Murfreesboro Oakland)

In the last two years DeArre already made the typically awkward transition from power forward to wing.  Physically imposing DeArre steadily improved his jumper.  Oakland can have a special 2018-2019 season.

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#34 Durstin Adams (White House)

The wins and losses didn’t accurately convey the varied Blue Devil player skills.  Durstin landed on the blocks by necessity.  College is a realistic option if he showcases his soft touch and an ability to defend advanced wings.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#38 Rasaun Richardson (Whites Creek)

Ridiculously explosive Rasaun Richardson plays with the elite bounce most college guards possess.  WIth senior teammates he didn’t get enough time on-ball.

Is this list no good?  Do you disagree?   Tweet @PrepHoopsTN and let your complaints known.  Share your top 2020 wings and let the debate begin!