Posted On: 09/16/19 2:34 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. 

Time to revisit the Class of 2021 rankings and adjust to account for the player’s growth and stagnation. 

If you want to look at the complete rankings, smash here.

The following players are now ranked in the Top 165 statewide (LEFT-new rank).

Gioppino Basketball clip art#158 Trenton Gresham

Trenton Gresham (Tyner) played in the PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine All-Star Game to conclude his successful June Saturday in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Trenton moved well, smoothly gliding around the court.

  • Class of 2021
  • 6’0″ 183 pounds
  • Wingspan — 6’2″
  • Height w/o shoes — 5’11 1/2″
  • Height w/ shoes — 6’0″
  • Hand Span — 9.0″
  • 3/4 court sprint — 3.37, 3.72
  • Summer Combine Ranking — #13
  • All-Star Top 20

NBA Stylistic Comparison: 2016 Hawks Dennis Schroder
College Projection: NAIA.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#159 Jabahri Mastin

Mastin’s hop off the floor is good and his wingspan is currently 73″.  Standing flat-footed Jabahi reaches 98″ upwards.Mastin projects as a high school wing for Blackman High.  It is a deep program rife with quality guards, but Jabahri will challenge for varsity playing time as soon as his junior season.  UPDATE: Mastin will not start the first game, but he will be heavily rotated in as a junior for perennial state qualifier Blackman High. Playing well in Fall League.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#160 Justin Sharp

Moved from Jackson, Tennessee to Hardin Valley Academy out east.  Sharp is a natural combo guard.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#161 DeMaryo Gatlin

Junior guard for Brighton High School, DeMaryo is a twin as his sister also plays for BHS.  Gatlin’s older brother Taelyr Gatlin attends University of Denver after starting 13 games last season.  The elder Gatlin begins his sophomore year of college as DeMaryo starts his high school junior season this winter.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#162 William English

The 6-foot-5 forward William English recorded a fantastic 12.6 points per game and 10.4 rpg for Maryville Christian in 2018-2019.  Also, English plays baseball.  Frankly, Maryville Christian is competing against more feebly opponents than most of the players ranked higher.  It will be more informative to see how English competes against actual college prospects in the future.  

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