Posted On: 05/10/18 4:07 PM
Few months in young hoopers’ lives matter more than April-July 17u weekends. College coaches get two April weekends and three July weeks to evaluate any prospects. Of course they use almost every single allowable second viewing 17u AAU programs. Because the coaches need to fill their upcoming class first the 17u demands the evaluations.
Tennessee’s Class of 2019 was already very strong with James Wiseman leading the way. With a sprinkling of reclassed 2018’s joining the top tier our state’s 17u teams only hopped higher.
Three shoe deal programs belong in the top three spots after strong Aprils. A single central Tennessee sharply branded program leapfrogged two other shoe deal teams while making a case to climb even higher.
Remember AAU team rankings are fluid and future results will undoubtedly shake up the ranks.
Enjoy or abhor @PrepHoopsTN’s first 17u AAU team rankings.
|1||Bluff City Legends||EYBL||Did not advance beyond pool play of Peach Jam.||2|
|2||Team Thad||UnderArmour||Lost to Illinois Wolves in UA Challenge Sweet 16.||1|
|3||BMaze||UnderArmour||Took down MATTS Mustangs (KY) and Team Rio (NJ) in UA Challenge.||3|
|4||EAB||-||Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions Champion.||4|
|5||Team Thad Elite||-||Added Deovaunta Williams and it makes a difference. 4-1 in ATL.||5|
|6||EOTO TN||adidas Silver||Only Charlotte Dragons defeated EOTO at PIT.||7|
|7||Memphis Prep||-||A fleet of guards represents Memphis with pride.||--|
|8||Hoop City Elite||adidas Gold||Finished 2-2 in NYC. Adding an army of new players. Will soar.||6|
|9||Tennessee Bobcats||-||Grant Ledford sits, but they still win.||11|
|10||Tennessee Tigers||RecruitLook||Rounding into form for Coach Smith.||8|
|11||Mid South Kings||-||Rugged. Proud NW Tennessee team.||10|
|12||Memphis Magic Elite||Scrappy, guard-driven unit.||14|
|13||Chattanooga Elite Navy||Gatorade||An AAU staple, Chatt Elite is back.||12|
|14||PSB Chattanooga||-||Well-coached. Strong shooters.||9|
|15||Tennessee Panthers||Putting together an impressive July with Jalen Cincore.||--|