Posted On: 05/8/22 12:47 AM

The Bluff City Blues shootout got off to fast start Saturday just outside of Memphis. The small but very competitive field featured plenty of high level performances. 

Following are six that caught my eye from the class of 2023. Class of 2024 performers coming tomorrow. 

Grant Stubbs Grant Stubbs 6'1" | SG Tuscaloosa County | 2023 State AL 6-1 Tuscaloosa County (AL) (pictured at top) Stubbs began the tournament with an impressive 23 point performance in T-Town Kings victory over Chicago based Straight Elite. Showed a high level of resilience as his squad got off to a slow start. Doesn’t pass the initial eye test as he has kind of stocky build. But is a crafty scorer. Especially around the basket. Even more so when you consider his competition. Straight Elite featured a long frontline highlighted by 7-2 center Tavarius Vinson Tavarius Vinson 7'0" | C Dyett | 2022 State IL . Stubbs took it right at them late. Good ball handler who also showed the ability to play the point. 

Talib Christian 6-7 Anniston (AL) Stubbs wasn’t the only Alabama player making noise on Saturday. Christian was an imposing post presence for Alabama Generals all day. In a opening decisive victory he was more of a traditional big man. Was effective close to the basket due to his eye

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