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Posted On: 07/27/18 11:00 AM
The 2018-19 school year is right around the corner, and AAU basketball is about to end, meaning Tennessee’s top prospects will soon be focusing on how they will be able to help their respective high schools have a successful season.
Some of the prospects are in good position for a solid season, but there are other prospects that haven’t had the breakout season they needed to have to get the attention of Division 1 programs. This upcoming season will be important for every kid that suits up in a basketball uniform, but it will, definitely, be important for prospects that are hoping for a collegiate basketball career once high school ends.
There are no do-overs in high school basketball. Chances for redemption are slim, and college coaches can’t come to every game since they will have the college basketball season to worry about once November gets here.
Here are four prospects in the state of Tennessee with the most to prove:
2021 forward Willie Foreman III, White Station High School
Willie Foreman, 6-foot-4, has been in the gym all summer long, working on his shooting and ball handling. Foreman’s offensive game needs some improvement, and it’s a good thing he’s very focused on that. White Station will need some scoring from him. The Spartans can’t rely on just guard Brandon Brown to be a one-man band. Foreman scored 47 points and dished out 10 assists in the Jerry Peters Memphis Summer Classic.
He also had 28 rebounds. White Station’s staff is hopeful Foreman’s time in the gym will pay dividends for the Spartans during the season.
2019 forward Daquaris Harris, Kirby High School
At 6-7 1/2, Daquaris Harris can stretch the floor with his outside shooting, and has a niche for rebounding. He has the tools to play at the D1 level, but has yet to pick up an offer. Harris mentioned his confidence hasn’t been quite where it needs to be in the past. He only has one more season to impress college coaches and pick up some offers. He will need to make the best of it.
2020 guard/forward Delvin White, Briarcrest Christian School
Delvin White, 6-2 ½, can play defense, can drive to the basket, and can space the floor. He’s the only one on this list with offers (UT-Martin, Texas Southern University, and Mississippi Valley State) on the table. White’s ceiling is high, but he just needs a consistent jump shot to complete his game. The Saints’ coach, John Harrington, told White to work on his jump shot over the course of the summer, following the Jerry Peters Memphis Summer Classic. White’s outside shooting will help Briarcrest Christian’s offense, only if it’s consistent.
2019 guard Jeremiah Miller, Southwind High School
Jeremiah Miller, 6-3, is another prospect with little opportunities left to get the attention of college coaches. Miller is best at slashing to the basket, but can make plays from the outside. He’s a gritty guard, with the physicality to hold his weight against the best of them. Miller has interests from schools, but no offers are on the table. His performance will be important for the Jaguars, who will be led by senior forward Kameron Jones. Southwind is better off with two solid scoring options compared to just one.