Posted On: 11/19/20 11:08 PM

Every team has one or more extraordinary athlete.  While the basketball skill of the following players varies widely, the undeniable athleticism is consistent throughout this piece.  Here are some players whose bounce and power transcended the game.


Isaiah FarriorIsaiahFarrior6'5" | SGClarksville Northeast | 2021StateTN

Absurd bounce. Farrior can play elite perimeter defense, though his focus out there wanes a touch.  When he hunkers down there really are not many better statewide.  Farrior’s hops and explosion remain elite by Tennessee high school standards.  As his outside shot continues to improve his options will increase. 

Marcus AverhartMarcusAverhart6'2" | CGClarksville Northeast | 2021StateTN

The senior Marcus is so physically gifted.  Averhart changes speeds wonderfully.  Thankfully he is not only athletic, because it would be a true shame to watch a lean, lithe combo guard like him squander such potential.  Marcus is not squandering anything though.  His speed and length provide just the foundation for star.  Averhart skipped up the floor against Beech with a stunning fluidity.  In the third quarter, Averhart caught fire first with a pull-up jumper in transition.  Then, Averhart knocked down a challenged three and cheered on his teammates for forcing a turnover.  


J.J. WheatJ.J.Wheat5'11" | PGClarksville | 2022StateTN

Blazing speed.  JJ

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