Prospect Spotlight: Tae’Veon Ruffin (2020)


Posted On: 05/14/18 2:42 AM

It’s AAU season, so the future of Michigan high school basketball is on display. Tae’Veon Ruffin has been putting his talent and skills on display. He is a 6’5” small forward in the class of 2020. Ruffin plays AAU basketball for the Downriver Bad Boys and attends Belleville High School.

Tae’Veon Ruffin is a raw talent with a huge upside. He’s a versatile athlete who’s game is growing quickly. Ruffin is a slasher who likes to attack the basket and finish above the rim.  He’s a disciplined passer who finds open teammates and keeps his turnover numbers low. He’s a big asset on the defensive end. Ruffin is a strong on the ball defender and can guard any position from shooting guard to center.

Tae’Veon Ruffin is a quickly developing talent who has the potential for a big future in basketball. He is currently working to improve his jump shot in order for it to become a weapon. Ruffin’s talent was on display during an AAU game when he rose above the defense for a huge dunk. He’s looking forward to playing in summer league with his Belleville High School team.

Ruffin has not had recruiting news as of now, but as college coaches witness his talent and developing skills, his recruitment should pick up steam. He’s a young man that has a lot to offer a program at the next level. Ruffin plays with heart and energy, and that will translate to the next level. A college coach would get a young man with a huge upside that’s guaranteed to leave a much better player than he was when he arrived.

Tae’Veon Ruffin is motivated to be successful. He plays the game for his mom. “My main goal is to be able to pay my mom back for everything she has ever done for me,” said Ruffin. He looks up to his cousin and hopes to have similar success. “My greatest motivation is my older cousin Tre’shaun Fletcher, former guard/forward for the University of Toledo. I aspire to get to his lever and even higher,” he said.