This month we introduce our debut Class of 2023 rankings!! Rankings are subjective and PrepHoops.com ranks purely upon potential and where the player will be at their basketball peak. Production factors in only when helping prove the potential is greater or lesser. Why did we rank these guys? Why are they at this spot? Take a look at four Class of 2023 prospects and learn a little about their reputation.
Devaki GarrDevakiGarr5'10" | PGEnsworth | 2023StateTN
Jordan FrisonJordanFrison5'10" | PGOverton | 2023StateTN
Wilton AlexanderWiltonAlexander6'0" | SGMaplewood | 2023StateTN
Lincoln AholtLincolnAholt6'6" | PFFranklin Centennial | 2023StateTN
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#25 Devaki GarrDevakiGarr5'10" | PGEnsworth | 2023StateTN
Garr began his high school career primarily as an outside scorer. Ensworth did not need the freshman Devaki to handle too much. He was a lower-tier scoring option. Then, Garr ran with EAB 15u and assumed a strong, starring role.
Devaki gets the ball from chest to release as quick as any player in the state. Garr’s ability to release the basketball swiftly makes him a nightmare to defend, for both single defenders and teams. Devaki slimmed a touch, probably from increased cardio in the last half year. There was no need to trim down for Devaki and yet he physically matured a little and lost a touch of baby fat. His speed improved from fast for a 15u player to slightly fast for a varsity athlete. Garr certainly possesses the capacity to thrive in an uptempo game.
This season Garr benefits from playing with a superstar Skyy ClarkSkyyClark6'2" | SGBrentwood Academy | 2022State#16NationTN
. Clark’s centrifugal force frees up Garr to a dangerous degree.
#26 Jordan FrisonJordanFrison5'10" | PGOverton | 2023StateTN
Few guards statewide are as skilled as Jordan. At first glance, during his freshman season, Frison looked too small. Surely a young man his size can’t compete at the Shelby County School level?! Well, he did. Frison put his game up against juniors and seniors destined for college basketball and did not back down. Scan some of his highlights. Frison is a whiz with the basketball. Beyond simply having a tight handle, Jordan makes purposeful moves. He evades a trap and then sharply moves the basketball. It is not sizzle for the sake of sizzle. Jordan FrisonJordanFrison5'10" | PGOverton | 2023StateTN
is an escape artist with wisdom.
Without basketball games to play, or even really a team to practice with, Jordan FrisonJordanFrison5'10" | PGOverton | 2023StateTN
is devoting his time to muscle development and skills training. According to his father, Vincent Frison, Jordan is now 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds halfway through his sophomore academic year.
#27 Wilton AlexanderWiltonAlexander6'0" | SGMaplewood | 2023StateTN
Wilton spent his freshman year with Maplewood shooting, shooting, and scoring. His talents are handle, outside shooting while his weakness is absolutely shot discipline. A misunderstanding of what a good shot is tends to be an affliction reserved for the young. Wilton definitely showed that he was capable of scoring against quick, veteran guards around Nashville.
#28 Lincoln AholtLincolnAholt6'6" | PFFranklin Centennial | 2023StateTN
Lincoln wears #20 for Centennial. In just his sophomore year he is the team’s primary post option. He plays with wonderful technique, broad shoulders up into solid layups. Aholt was incredible for his AAU program too. Areas for improvement: Speed. Footwork. Aholt should mature into a rim-runner. He projects as a faceup four with range. Aholt's strength will always be technical play and perhaps high effort. He needs to become a voracious rebounder and the kind of passer from the low block that makes defenses second-guess collapsing. Aholt can score with any post player in Tennessee. His foundation for greatness at the high school level is strong.
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