Posted On: 02/26/20 3:53 AM

The bigger the stage, the brighter the spotlight. Here are some players who have a chance to make breakout postseason runs, ranging from established household names to the quietly productive.  You might notice the prevalence of seniors on this list.  It is not an accident.  Seniors play with incredible urgency and emotional devotion this time of year.

Region 5AAA


#1 Mt. Juliet
#4 Kenwood

#2 Clarksville
#3 Beech

#1 Northeast
#4 Gallatin

#2 Station Camp
#3 Henry County

2020 PG Will Pruitt – Mt. Juliet

26 JUL 2019: Will Pruitt #251 drives to the basket during the 2019 NCAA College Basketball Academy held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL. (Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos)

Exceptional pass-first point guard.  Pruitt helped his 2017-2018 team advance to the state tournament.  He was merely a sophomore.  In his final high school season, Pruitt owns a larger role.  He is tasked with scoring much more and providing plenty of knifing passes to his teammates.  The burden is large and Pruitt’s shoulders can carry that burden very far.  Signed to Lipscomb University.

2020 G Gage Wells – Mt. Juliet

Among the best shooters in middle Tennessee, Gage knocked down 9 three-pointers in a single game earlier this winter.  Wells is sometimes the forgotten man on the Bears, only to outsiders.  His teammates know how surefire the shooter is. 

2021 Wing Isaiah Farrior – Northeast

Pictured above, Isaiah is a springy hooper with a hunger for rebounds.  His shooting range needs to improve, but the activity around the rim and in the open floor is tremendous. 

2020 W Scooter Williams– Kenwood

Volume scorer.  Will play next season for Salt Lake City College.  Explosive. 

2020 F Eli Thurston– Station Camp

Great catch-and-shoot guy.  Somewhat limited as a slasher.  His teammates, like Kavon Blankenship, help there.  Eli is an All-District and All-Tournament player.

2021 F Kheller Die` – Station Camp

Uniquely talented.  Die’ is a powerful combo forward with the ability to rebound or draw fouls.  He is not the scoring threat that Kavon Blankenship is, but he certainly offers something Station Camp needs.

2021 CG Kaleb Powell – Beech

Kaleb “The Technician” does anything and everything on the basketball floor.  He can create his own shot.  He can score off the dribble, or create for his teammates with his dribble.  Wonderful lower body balance.  Kaleb is a second-year starter in this his junior season.