Posted On: 06/17/21 2:27 PM
June is a unique month in the basketball calendar. Beyond the NBA playoffs, college coaches are hosting Elite Camps and Team Camps. High School coaches are molding their new 2021-2022 rosters into something serviceable. Unfortunately, the 2021 class is suffering an unprecedented “squeeze-out” after the college senior class is largely staying for another season, thanks to the NCAA-mandate granted the extra year of eligibility to winter sports teams because of the pandemic’s impact. More than handful of talented ’21 graduates from our state are still seeking a college home. Typically the last players sign or commit in late April or early May. This most recent cycle was a wild anomaly.
Class of 2023 players begin to hear from college coaches directly. Read about many of the machinations statewide.
JaVar Daniel JaVar Daniel 6'8" | PF Arlington | 2023 State TN (Arlington) was contacted by Appalachian State, Florida A&M, Radford, Memphis, Wake Forest, Loyola (Chicago), Western Kentucky, etc.
Jasen Brooks Jasen Brooks 6'0" | PG Cleveland | 2023 State TN (Cleveland) was contacted by Virginia Tech, Arkansas State, Boston College, Central Michigan University (CMU), Elon, Furman, Appalachian State, Loyola (Chicago), Southeast Missouri. Courtney Smith reported that Ole Miss reached out Wednesday morning to Brooks. In that vein, Courtney Smith is a tremendous follow for all recruiting and LIVE coverage news statewide.
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Starting today, June 15 college coaches are able to contact 2023 prospects
— Cleveland Basketball (@CBR_Basketball) June 16, 2021
Camden Andrews (Hamilton Heights Christian Academy) pulled in fresh contact from Howard, Murray State, Lipscomb, Incarnate Word, and Alabama State. He starts on the ball for PSB-Nashville 16u Head Coach Will Harris.
Andrews’ AAU teammate Nehemiah Holmes (Franklin Road Academy) received a text from Trevecca Nazarene. The D2 program typically identifies strong players in the middle Tennessee area. Last winter these players dressed for TNU: Imani Starling, Mason McKnatt Mason McKnatt 6'1" | SG Grace Christian | 2020 State TN , Brayden Jackson, Jaylon Tharpe, Hank Hutcheson, Robbie Rusciano Robbie Rusciano 6'5" | SG McEwen | 2020 State TN . Incoming freshman Braden Zapp Braden Zapp 5'9" | PG CPA | 2021 State TN is set to join the program as a freshman this upcoming season.
State Champion Isaiah West Isaiah West 6'3" | SG Goodpasture | 2023 State #180 Nation TN (Goodpasture) spoke with over a dozen D1 programs by early Tuesday afternoon. Auburn, Louisville, Cincinnati, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Tennessee State, Murray State, Nebraska, Tennessee Tech, Wake Forest, Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee, Xavier all put in the call.
Alex Hyder Alex Hyder 6'3" | SG Cleveland | 2023 State TN (Cleveland) added interest from Penn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Lipscomb. Lipscomb is not new, but their program reached out to Alex June 15th too.
Jaylen Jones Jaylen Jones 6'1" | PG East Nashville | 2023 State #178 Nation TN (East Nashville) continued to be recruited by Ole Miss, LSU, Western Kentucky. They each reached out this week.
Jarred Hall Jarred Hall 6'8" | SF Lebanon | 2023 State TN (Lebanon) gladly enjoyed contact from Ole Miss, Appalachian State, Lipscomb, Florida, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and WKU.
Wisconsin is hosting ’22 Braeden Moore Braeden Moore 6'8" | PF Christ Presbyterian Academy | 2022 State #206 Nation TN (C.P.A.) for his official visit this weekend.
Senior Jakobi Gillespie Jakobi Gillespie 6'0" | PG Greeneville | 2022 State TN (Greeneville) is making an unofficial visit to Loyola (Chicago) this weekend.
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