Posted On: 11/12/18 10:28 PM
The eyes of @PrepHoopsTN can not be everywhere. Painful as it is to admit we need help enjoying the game statewide.
Dissect Clarksville’s Jamboree with the help of 931HoopsReport Founder Jake Price.
No analyst in the state is more knowledgeable than @931HoopsReport, easily found on Twitter or Instagram @931HoopsReport.
Rossview vs. Northeast
“Rossview, probably they are going to be in the hunt mainly because of senior leadership,” observed @931HoopsReport Jake Price. “Jamar Perkins from Kenwood, Max (Leinweber) still there. Kole Monson still there. Kevonte Perkins (Snipers) can really shoot the ball at any level. AJ Reese.”
The strength of Rossivew is their seniority, rare among the 10AAA teams. Even without graduated Will Midlick, Cole Monson, and Austin Jackson RHS brings back a cast of talented and skilled Hawks.
You might remember the 2017-2018 Rossview style of everybody out, everybody drives. The team balance was extraordinary. Together the Hawks won 25 games last season.
“Very similar style,” said Price. “Almost the exact same. They will shoot behind the arc, but not as much.”
Interestingly the praise coming from Price aligns exactly with our latest ranking surge. Max Leinweber appears to be a dangerous, dangerous talent capable of carrying a heavy burden. Both @931HoopsReport and @PrepHoopsTN agree on that point.
Max is now up to #97 in the state.
“Even last year it was the same thing you are going to have to stop Max,” said Price. “Austin and Will really were not guys that could drive into the paint and get a bucket. Max can really play anywhere you put him, at ease.”
As stable and connected as Rossview looked at the Jamboree, Northeast was not.
Injuries and guard graduation decimated the roster to state 2018-2019.
Start with the star: Alec Kegler (#26 in Tennessee).
“Kegler is going to be out until January, broke his foot in football jamboree,” shared Price.
Kegler had surgery early October and injured Shaun Robinson can’t start the season with Northeast.
Without those guys playing Northeast is a “very young team,” said Price. “Stephon Dougherty graduated. No (returning) starters are playing until January.”
Three guys Northeast will really miss are Quinton Cross, Jaleen Fletcher, and Nico Arrieta-Gonzalez. Former starting guards Cross and Fletcher defended as well as any guards in the state in 2018. Their absence will be noticeable.
Keaton Allen played really well in June, earning him a #60 spot in the Class of 2021 rankings. He “DNP’ed at the Jamboree.
Two sophomore players @931HoopsReport Jake Price aniticipates big things from are: Josh Alexander, Jaylen Miller.
“Alexander shoots really well from perimeter,” said Price. “If the pick is set right he will drive into the lane. He pretty much does what Alec (Kegler) does and then some.”
The sophomore class is tasked with keeping the fort defended until Kegler and Robinson return.
Head Coach John Stigall generally concocts a potent brew and these next two months will require the perfect coaching mixture.