Posted On: 09/11/20 10:30 AM

The first 2023 Tennessee player rankings were released on Thursday, with 60 players being ranked.

More names will be added if the 2020-21 season is played.

But for right now, let me dive into what I took away from the 2023 player rankings.

The No. 1 spot will be up for grabs

East Nashville’s point guard Jaylen JonesJaylenJones6'1" | PGEast Nashville | 2023State#35NationTN came in as the top player in the first player rankings. He’s deserving of it. The 6-foot floor general is coming off a freshman season averaging 15.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game. Jones’ strengths are his ball handling and speed. He’s difficult to stay in front of.

Isaiah WestIsaiahWest6'3" | SGGoodpasure | 2023State#45NationTN came in at No. 2. . West is a solid offensive player, a solid slasher and has the ability to knock down shots from the perimeter at a high clip. I expect West and Jones to continue to progress, which will make the battle for No. 1 more interesting.

Point guard EJ SmithEJSmith6'1" | PGMemphis East | 2023StateTN from Memphis East is a viable option for the No. 1 spot as well. He has a high ceiling, thanks to his ball handling, patience and overall scoring ability. Smith is

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