Posted On: 11/3/18 8:57 PM

Riverdale, with the help of Blackman and Providence Christian Academy (PCA) hosted a massive Play Day November third.

From 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM basketball teams challenged themselves against outside competition in advance of thenearby regular season.   

Many teams are raw, largely searching for new leaders while incorporating newcomers to a new system.

More than team cohesion individual players summoned greatness from their personal spirit.  

K.J. Johnson (Marshall County)

The Marshall County lead guard KJ will apparently have a lot of weight on his basketball shoulders this winter if Saturday is any indication.  The squad leans hard on the Lipscomb commit and so do defenses. KJ is the #15 prospect in the 2019 rankings

Yerald Mieses (Hamilton Heights Christian Academy)

The only school of its kind in the event, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (HHCA) split their bench into two teams and then played their best five or six only in the nightcap against hosts Riverdale.  Starting next to sophomore Tony Farrar, Yerald Mieses (pictured above) played wonderfully. He is destined for a top 20 ranking in the state and likely to draw Division One interest in the coming year. Yerald was woefully underrated at #64 in our last 2021 rankings after just arriving in the United States.  

George Woods (Whites Creek)

Whites Creek senior George Woods has come out of the Whites Creek transition as well as any Cobra could.  Woods is essentially the starting point guard for a promising new to WCHS coach. Woods can jump a little bit and score though he certainly takes some questionable attempts.

Juwon Carpenter (Stratford)

As should be expected of him, Juwon Carpenter played excellent Saturday against Hamilton Heights Christian Academy.  Carpenter is the kind of point guard that needs the ball in his hands often.  He plays with wonderful court vision and a effectively disjointed change of speed.  Carpenter and Stratford are still searching for guys who can play at his speed.

CJ Gettelfinger (Grace Christian)

Gettelfinger again carved up a defense. Tall and quick CJ Gettelfinger (PrepHoopsTN #38) keeps his head moving and eyes darting to distract.    Gettelfinger is one of the best passers in the state thanks to his mind, eyes, and elite point guard height. Gettelfinger is currently ranked #38 in the state. He will sign with D1 Oakland University next week.