Posted On: 10/13/20 10:30 AM

Tennessee prospects from the 2022 and 2023 were well represented over the weekend at Team Thad’s Elite Combine.

My previous story touched on six prospects that had good moments. This one will focus on more positives from players in the Volunteer State.

Ernest Smith Jr., Memphis East (2023): It’s already a known fact that Smith can score the basketball, but he needs to be a facilitator as a point guard. One of his best moments came during a scrimmage where he was in pick-and-roll action with junior forward Keyron CrawfordKeyronCrawford6'6" | SFCordova | 2022StateTN. Smith saw Crawford rolling to the basket and zig-zag the ball between two defenders. Crawford didn’t finish, but Smith’s pass was on point.

Malik Dia, Ensworth (2022): Dia showed growth handling the basketball on the wing. The 6-foot-8 small forward was taking his defender off the dribble and taking smart shots.

Matthew StokesMatthewStokes6'7" | PFHouston | 2023StateTN, Houston (2022): The 6-8 forward is very active on the glass. Stokes is still working towards being an offensive force, but he’s already dependable for pulling down rebounds on both ends of the floor.

Keyron Crawford, Cordova (2022): Crawford is another forward that’s active on the glass. He’s good for at least 15

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