Posted On: 05/17/18 1:12 PM
With strong winters the following members of the Class of 2019 landed top 115 in Tennessee.
Junior stars have this final AAU season to justify college scholarships. The lower-numbered rankings suggest highest college success. All eight of squadron hover in the 100-115 range statewide. Frankly, the 100+ range in Tennessee encompasses DIII talents with room to climb. Each of the members below will lure college coaches, but added polish is needed. Most of them have impressive height or strength. This fifth tier starts with Tennessee Tiger Clark Larson.
#100 Clark Larson (Tennessee Tigers)
A 6-foot-9 center, Clark Larson utilizes the baby hook well. Larson likes to step away and hit jumpers, but he continues to develop vital post moves like the drop step. Clark will transfer to Goodpasture.
#101 Brantley Baker (–)
From Meigs County, Brantley is a volume scorer. When Baker gets the pill he attacks with purpose. Needs to add explosive burst to his movements.
#102 JC Crawford (Clarksville Select)
Mt. Juliet’s best player in 2017-2018 was undeniably Isaac Stephens and senior Jordan Starling handled the rock. Younger players like JC Crawford, Gavin Wilson, Gage Wells, and Riggs Abner will break out this season. Crawford is tough to contain. He plays best with wonderful teammates pushing him to perform.
#103 Kole Monson (Ft. Campbell Snipers)
Wing Kole Monson scores in a variety of ways. Rossview opponents struggle to keep the powerful guard out of the lane. In April, Kole and @PrepHoopsTn linked up for a video interview.
#109 Kylon Holder (–)
An accomplished baseball player, Kylon boasts a plus physique. At the high school level he shuffles between power forward and true wing. Holder can change direction and defend exceptionally. With his combination of size, strength, and quickness he could play beyond high school in baseball or basketball.
#111 Ross Johnson (–)
Technically proficient. Ross mixes skills inside and outside. Johnson owns quality height for his position. He is not merely a shooter, as he can penetrate against average defenders. With improved first step quickness he can elevate that aspect.
#114 Bryce Aiken (–)
Mt. Juliet’s big compliment to Isaac Stephens, Bryce Aiken walks like he just lifted the car off a helpless pedestrian. Few high school hoopers enter the arena more prepared should a body building competition break out mid-game.
#115 Eli Hyle (Tennessee Prospects)
The thin, 6-foot-7 forward Eli Hyle is a raw talent. During Columbia Academy’s exciting season Hyle showed he can face-up to the basket or help on the glass. Needs more strength to bang with the big boys on the blocks.
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