Posted On: 09/3/20 12:23 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.

Jack Barga (2021), 6’2” 175 F, Lighthouse Christian

Very, very strong. He had a dunk off the tip last season.  He can rebound 10 a game if you need him to.  He used to have a very flat shot.  Very soft touch.  I have been very impressed with his development. He is probably a stretch-4.  If he catches the ball in a spot where he can be effective, then he will be great.  

Logan Johnson (2022), 5’8” PG, Christian Community Schools 

The kid is a pest. An absolute pest on the floor.  He played with Tannenhill last year.  He has a great IQ on the defensive side of the floor.  He is a fullcourt press one-man wrecking machine.  He reminds me of the Virginia point guard...the little guy who exhausts guys by defending all game.  You always know where he is on the court.  He is all over the place wreaking havoc.  You couldn't

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