Posted On: 09/1/20 4:44 PM

Next Level Skills Basketball Academy Owner Jeremy Pope spent much of August training ambitious basketballers at Valor Academy, a second-year program he coaches just south of I-440 in Nashville.  Coach Pope graciously shared some thoughts on the players he worked out recently.  These are his words.


Camin Patterson Camin Patterson 5'9" | PG Antioch | 2021 State TN (2021), 5’9” PG, Antioch

Camin at Antioch.  I have been working with him since he was a freshman.  He is now a senior.  The kid came a very, very long way.  I think he was All-District last year. He might have been his sophomore year too.  He became very, very quick and very strong.  He can shoot the ball well too.  I think the biggest thing so far was working on him creating space.  He is a very, very tough, intense fellow.  His ability to shift his speed.  To stop and start.  Change his pace.  That is what we have been working on a lot.  He has the ball in his hands a lot playing for Antioch.  I don’t think he is going to operate much in the corners. He is going to be a primary ball-handler. 

Nic Geraci Nic Geraci 6'5" | PF Franklin Classical | 2021 State TN (2021), 6’6” F, Franklin Classical

So, Nic is

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