Posted On: 06/20/18 9:13 PM

NASHVILLE–In the vein of July 4th explosions, while celebrating the relative newness of our nation, this story will focus on young sparklers.  The players detailed below are making early noise with their varsity programs.  While they may be unfamiliar or barely familiar their time is coming.

To select your own sparklers watch this game film!

Enjoy the young sparklers.

Gioppino Basketball clip artCaleb Brooks (Brentwood Academy JV)

Sturdy and poised Caleb Brooks (6-foot-2) is a scoring point guard for the BA junior varsity squad.  Class of 2021 guard Brooks boasts impressive shoulders and overall strength that capably escorts him into traffic.  At this stage Brooks can easily get a defender on his hip and bulldoze his way to the basket.  Brooks has a nice foundation for future success.  His strengths are toughness and ability to finish in the lane.

Gioppino Basketball clip artHarry Lackey (Brentwood)

Junior-to-be Harry Lackey is a household name already, but Brentwood will get starring performances from Lackey in 2018-2019.  With the speed of a guard Lackey loves to dash into danger zones.  The passing of Lackey make him a nightmarish check.  There are not 20 better 2020’s in the state than Lackey right now.

Gioppino Basketball clip artTrent McNair (Brentwood Academy JV)

Playing with a recognizable ‘fro, Trent McNair brings a solid offensive game to the floor.  McNair can shoot the triple or handle the rock.  He is a versatile athlete that always plays with a smile. McNair is a 2022 guard with many marketable skills already.

Gioppino Basketball clip artJohn Windley (Brentwood)

Playing with RSD 15u, Windley sparkled all spring.  He is a steady ball-handler now.  Look for Class of 2021 guard Windley to continue filling out his upper body.  He likes to absorb contact.  It is clear the young man works on his strength at this early stage.  With added musculature he will be the complete triple threat player for Brentwood.

Gioppino Basketball clip artTrevor Chatman (Stewarts Creek)

Trevor is a strong young man that thrived in traffic late against Marshall County.  Chatman is very strong for a Class of 2021 player.  He needs more handle to completely develop as a guard.  The power is his most redeemable quality at this stage.