Posted On: 07/11/21 4:11 AM

Who were the best AAU players during the first LIVE period?  Read about players that both played exceptionally but also attracted the most college attention.  Today, we feature the second quintet by position on our All-Weekend SECOND TEAM.  Our state is loaded with great guards, but this team must resemble a team: Guard, Guard, Guard/Wing, Wing, Forward.

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First Team – Publishing 7/13

Second Team
PG Jasen Brooks Jasen Brooks 6'0" | PG Cleveland | 2023 State TN
G Alex Hyder Alex Hyder 6'3" | SG Cleveland | 2023 State TN
G Cannon Hale (Tennessee Edge)
SF Eddie Ricks III Eddie Ricks III 6'7" | PG Clarksville Academy | 2024 TN
F Malik Dia Malik Dia 6'9" | SF Ensworth | 2022 State #230 Nation TN

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Jasen Brooks Jasen Brooks 6'0" | PG Cleveland | 2023 State TN , BMaze 16u
Overall State Ranking: 4

Jasen popped onto the scene during his Fastbreak 14u days.  He continued to thrive, starting for Cleveland High School consistently the last two seasons.  Now, Brooks is entering his pivotal junior season as a physical floor leader with improved outside shooting.  The game keeps evolving.  In June JB impressed at the BCAT 100 and then earned second-best and Defensive MVP at the PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine.  This weekend just past Brooks hit five three-pointers in a single game.

Alex Hyder Alex Hyder 6'3" | SG Cleveland | 2023 State TN , Tennessee Tigers 16u
Overall State Ranking: 14

Thursday Alex Hyder Alex Hyder 6'3" | SG Cleveland | 2023 State TN was the leading scorer for his Tennessee Tigers.  Both Alex and Judah Sault Judah Sault 6'5" | SF Cleveland | 2023 State TN are now on the Tigers.  Hyder’s recruitment continues to soar.  He will be a high-academic target for Ivy League programs.  For instance, Penn is tracking his progress and reaching out semi-consistently.  Pacific, North Florida are also in contact.  UVA-Wise is a school of interest.  Hyder’s list is long, but he needs to convert some “interest”” to offers.  Exiting his 16u July with a handful of D1 offers is a great place to be.

G Cannon Hale, Tennessee Edge 17u
Overall State Ranking: NA

Fresh in our faces, Cannon Hale comes to your television screen by way of Gallatin High School.  Hale averaged 20.1 points per game over this wonderful weekend with Tony Thompson’s Tennessee Edge squad. 

SF Eddie Ricks III Eddie Ricks III 6'7" | PG Clarksville Academy | 2024 TN , PSB Nashville RISE 16u
Overall State Ranking: NA

The Eddie splash was tremendous in May. Radford agreed and offered him Friday.  Eddie Ricks III Eddie Ricks III 6'7" | PG Clarksville Academy | 2024 TN can shoot it, handle it a touch, and generally looks like a basketball player.  The length and skill are a daunting pair.  

PF/SF Malik Dia Malik Dia 6'9" | SF Ensworth | 2022 State #230 Nation TN , Team Thad 17u
Overall State Ranking: 7

Following a Marquette offer, the Murfreesboro-based star helped Team Thad destroy Empire handily. Dia scored 11 points in the Saturday matchup.  He truly is the best college frontcourt prospect behind Felix, though Handje Tamba Handje Tamba 7'0" | C Knoxville Catholic | 2022 State TN is certainly in the conversation too.  Dia’s offensive game is significantly more advanced than Handje at this stage though.  The shooting touch is not even close, largely because Tamba picked up the game a couple years ago and Malik was shooting at birth.  Tennessee expressed early interest.  The sky is the limit for the versatile combo forward.  Malik Dia Malik Dia 6'9" | SF Ensworth | 2022 State #230 Nation TN continues to hear from Florida, Virginia Tech, Marquette, and Georgia among other HM programs.

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