Posted On: 06/9/21 6:06 PM

For most college basketball aspirants the options are few and it takes exposure, luck, word-of-mouth just to get those few options.  Doors open and opportunities increase for those that bring wonderful grades to their basketball resume.  Read about many top athletes with equally impressive academics.


Jarred Hall Jarred Hall 6'8" | SF Lebanon | 2023 State TN (Lebanon / 16u) maintains a 3.7 GPA currently.  Already heavily coveted, Hall will probably attract programs like  Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern if he has not already.  Of course, Vanderbilt is fully aware of Jarred, since he lives in their orbit.  

Ryan Vollero Ryan Vollero 6'4" | SG Christ Presbyterian Academy | 2023 TN (C.P.A.) maintains a 3.9 GPA with hopes of breaking into the stellar Lion rotation this upcoming winter.  

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R.J. Casey R.J. Casey 6'0" | PG Franklin Road Academy | 2022 TN plays for Franklin Road Academy.  Casey’s mixture of success in both basketball and school elevates him to an even more attractive college prospect.  Point guard R.J. plays with Stars Premier 17u after a wonderful junior season, during which he averaged 19.6 points per game, 3 rpg and 3 apg.  Casey maintains a 4.2 GPA along with a 30 ACT on the books.

Casey’s AAU teammate Noah Magee (Franklin) penciled in a fantastic 32 ACT.  His GPA stands at 4.51 weighted.

Jack Browder Jack Browder 6'4" | CG Dobyns Bennett | 2022 TN (Dobyns-Bennett) is still a 4.0 student.  His 18 ACT also helps his reputation.

Artraevian Epps joined Bartlett High a year ago, transferring into Tennessee from San Diego, California. Epps’ GPA is up over 3.5. 

Krys Uselton (Tullahoma) is a strong student.  In addition to earning the District 8-AAA All-Tournament MVP, Uselton kept 3.7 GPA.

Out of East Hamilton High School, Cade Pendleton Cade Pendleton 6'9" | PF East Hamilton | 2022 State TN is a 3.8 student with a 26 ACT score.

Christopher Styles Christopher Styles 6'4" | SG Ooltewah | 2022 State TN (Ooltewah) keeps his GPA over 3.7.

Carrington Allen Carrington Allen 6'3" | SG Oakland | 2022 State TN of Oakland High boasts an excellent academic resume, good enough to earn an academic scholarship without any help from his strong basketball game.  Carrington is a 3.5+ student.  He is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and a YBOA Academic All-American. 


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