Posted On: 05/10/18 3:40 PM
In the first 10 months of PrepHoops.com/Tennessee the players earned most of the bright lights. While this will never change May brings AAU programs and teams to the fore. Which AAU team carried April? Did the shoe teams assert their presumed dominance or did an unaffiliated organization usurp the traditionally powerful programs?
AAU teams from Tennessee will not see many head-to-head battles in the coming three months. A few opportunities to exist outside of EYBL and UnderArmour. For example, EAB 17u throttled the Memphis Bulls 17u in Birmingham. Both Nashville and Memphis hosted largely intrastate clashes in April and Memphis in May brings another regional event to the state. Expect challenging Tennessee only fights this weekend.
With these few exceptions AAU team rankings are not based on head-to-head, rather results, common opponents, and the emergence of star players and deep lineups cohesively thriving.
Enjoy or abhor the first Tennessee 16u AAU team rankings.
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|1||Bluff City Legends||EYBL||Deep at every position.||1|
|2||Team Thad||UA||Clipped a tough WHBH Gold team and KC Run GMC at Memphis in May.||2|
|3||Hoop City Elite||adidas Gold||Lost only to Louisiana Elite (UA) recently.||3|
|4||BMaze||UA||Imagine if Jaden Springer (BMaze 17u) played with them.||4|
|5||WHBH Gold||-||Played to close loss 58-52 behind Team Thad.||5|
|6||EAB||-||Very strong guards/wings. Virtually even with WHBH Gold right now.||6|
|7||Pharaoh Elite||adidas Silver||Lost 66-64 to strong KC Run GMC team.||8|
|8||WACG||EYBL||The athleticism of WACG is hard to equal.||7|
|9||Chattanooga Elite Grey||Gatorade||Michael Houge is unknown no more.||9|
|10||NYBA/Team Tae||-||Based in Nashville. Ready to rise.||10|
|11||TN Edge||-||Coach Tony's 2020's are long and agile.||11|
|12||Memphis Showtime||Memphis in May result slots them behind WHBH Gold and ahead of Magic and WHBH Black.||--|
|13||Memphis Magic Elite||2-2 at Memphis in May. Lost to Showtime, 61-46.||--|
|14||Team Passion Elite Black||-||Coasted by a few feeble teams in Mayhem in May.||13|
|15||Sevier County Select||Pigeon Forge Mayhem 17u Champions.||--|