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||Team Thad||UnderArmour||Coach Hurd's 17u team is 5-3 after two sessions.||1|
|2||Bluff City||EYBL||Bluff City finished 2-2 on 2 EYBL stops. With elite talent 7-5 overall represents underachievement.||2|
|3||BMaze||UnderArmour||The first true BMaze 17u UA team is 5-3.||3|
|4||EAB||-||Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions Champion.||4|
|5||Team Thad Elite||-||Thad's second squad is deep with college prospects.||5|
|6||Memphis Prep||-||Upset Hoop City Elite during Memphis in May.||--|
|7||EOTO TN||adidas Silver||Three wins at Bob Gibbons.||7|
|8||Tennessee Tigers||RecruitLook||Injuries saddled their Bob Gibbons' showing. Should be healthy next week.||8|
|9||Hoop City||adidas Gold||Formerly M33M, these guys are underperforming at 1-8.||6|
|10||Tennessee Bobcats||-||Grant Ledford leads the way.||11|
|11||Chattanooga Elite Navy||Gatorade||Navy brought home a title Sunday.||12|
|12||PSB Chattanooga||-||Well-coached. Strong shooters.||9|
|13||Mid South Kings||-||Rugged. Proud NW Tennessee team.||10|
|14||Memphis Magic Elite||Scrappy, guard-driven unit.||--|
|15||Memphis Bulls||-||Two 2018's will leave soon, but Bulls looked solid in Birmingham.||13|