Posted On: 09/30/19 3:32 PM

The natural curvature of the basketball Earth just began to rotate our impending playoffs into view.  It is that time when the upper limb of the playoff sun appears above the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of…it is a sunrise metaphor.  Deal with it. 

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Time to revisit the Class of 2021 rankings and adjust to account for the player’s growth and stagnation. Read about #158-165.  If you want to look at the complete rankings, smash here.

The following players are now ranked in the Top 135 statewide (LEFT-new rank).

Gioppino Basketball clip art#131 Jeremiah Melton (Tyner Academy)

Melton camped with PrepHoopsTN in June 2019.  Huge hands.  

  • 5’8″
  • Wingspan — 5’11 1/2″
  • Height w/ shoes — 5’9 3/4″
  • Hand Span — 10.0″
  • Hand Length — 8 11/12″
  • 3/4 court sprint — 3.69
  • Summer Combine Ranking — #29

NBA Stylistic Comparison: 2016 Nets Jarrett Jack

Gioppino Basketball clip art#132 T.J. Woods (Bolivar Central)

Solid.  His “potential is through the roof,” shared West Tenn Flames Coach Burns.  “Super long.  His shot is just average. Willing defender.  Long.  Knack for the ball.”  Woods stands about 6-foot-3.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#133 Ben Brown (Franklin Centennial)

Pursuing a baseball career.  Ben Brown is a lean frontcourt threat with nice feet and a soft touch.  He is not overly strong, but few tall high school players are.  Brown’s pursuit of loose balls conveys a commitment to winning.  He doesn’t need touches to impact the game, but makes efficient use of the touches he does get.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#134 Max McAllister (Nolensville)

Max transferred in from Brentwood High School and will start right away.  The junior-laden team will run according to new Head Coach John Stigall and senior mainstay point guard Nathan Foutch.  Replacing Nate Bloedorn (Wash U. signee) is impossible, but McAllister alleviates much of the scoring chasm with his sharpshooting.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#135 Nathan Winfield (Wooddale)

The juniors of Wooddale High are relatively unknown, especially compared to Memphis staples..the Lawsons.  Johnathan Lawson is absolutely a top 5 player in the 2021 class, but Coland Carr, Nathan Winfield, and others are deserving of recognition and likely to attract college interest.  Carr was invited to Vanderbilt’s Elite Camp.  Winfield is a dual-sport athlete who competes for the WHS football team ahead of his basketball help.  Wooddale has no intentions of being a one-hit wonder and the program is stuffed with talent and depth again.  Winfield is likely to be a depth piece…on a reigning State Champion.

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