THE staple of June is back, the Jerry Peters Classic, hosted by the Memphis University School. Details have been spotty, but team standings, game results, and occasional individual stats are available. In addition, we are reaching out to coaches to…
THE staple of June is back, the Jerry Peters Classic, hosted by the Memphis University School.
Details have been spotty, but team standings, game results, and occasional individual stats are available. In addition, we are reaching out to coaches to get their insight on the June 10-12 occurrence.
After the first two days several teams creeped to the top of the heap. Importantly, this is June. The best team(s) in June are hardly favorites to win Championships in March.
Ayden Shaw managed 61 points between two games. The Jackson Christian guard is certainly a play to keep an eye on. He made 17 free throws combined.
Michael Pepper Michael Pepper 6'3" | SG Christian Brothers | 2023 State TN (Christian Brothers) delivered a wonderful opening day Friday, with 42 points (21 ppg). He was fantastic in the state tournament, and given full credit for re-emerging after some uninspiring performances in January.
Brock Vice Brock Vice 6'10" | C Houston | 2023 State TN (Houston) played rugged, helping with 20 ppg, 13 rpg through his first two matches.
Though FACS won the state tournament, they dressed some very talented freshmen in March 2022. The departing seniors delivered something special to the program, but the rebirth will be swift thanks to that ’25 class. Kristopher Carrol scored 20 ppg in his first two at the Jerry Peters Classic. He made eight three-pointers combined in the first two games. Teammate Kingston Goodwin Kingston Goodwin 6'4" | SF FACS | 2025 State TN pulled down 9.5 rpg and guard Jacob Walker Jacob Walker 5'10" | PG FACS | 2025 State TN wrangled 8.0 rpg through Saturday morning.
Top outside shooters included: Kevin Carroll, Xavier Alexander (Overton), Cooper Haynes Cooper Haynes 6'3" | SG Briarcrest Christian | 2024 State TN (Briarcest Christian), Regale Moore Regale Moore 6'2" | CG Bartlett | 2023 State TN , Charvez Ambrose Charvez Ambrose 6'5" | SG Bartlett | 2023 State TN (Bartlett).Eric Jones (Fayette Ware).
Hillsboro (4-0), Germantown (4-0), MUS-Blue (3-0), Bartlett-Blue (3-0), Middleton (2-0), and Lausanne (2-0) began the event without a loss. Bartlett’s “red” team lost just a single game to Jackson Christian. If you wanted to combine the two Bartlett records, then they would be 7-1. Pretty impressive.
Each year, once a year, Adam Shoulders hosts the Crossroads Invitational (CREI) in middle Indiana. The event typically provides a launchpad for underclassmen. This weekend a sprinkling of Tennessee-based players are in attendance.
Savion Anderson Savion Anderson 6'3" | SG Harding Academy | 2025 State TN (Harding Academy) competed against many of the top, young guards in the country.
Reid Conley Reid Conley 5'10" | PG Chattanooga Christian | 2026 State TN , a frequent camper around the southeast, is also making the most of his opportunity. Conley was the youngest camper with the 2021 @PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine.
Read his full analysis from June 2021. He has grown and improved since then.
Reid Conley Reid Conley 5'10" | PG Chattanooga Christian | 2026 State TN | 5’6” PG | Chattanooga Christian
How did he measure against the competition?
- Class of 2026
- Wingspan — 5’6″ or 66″
- Height w/ shoes — 5’6″
- Standing Reach — 7’1″
- Hand Span — 8.5″
- Hand Length — 7.0″
- 3/4 Court Sprint — 3.85, 3.65
- Lane Agility — 13.73
- Camp Ranking — #48
NBA Stylistic Comparison: 2019 Raptors Fred VanVleet
Reid Conley Reid Conley 5'10" | PG Chattanooga Christian | 2026 State TN moves well off the ball. Understands floor spacing. Not explosive at this early point. Conley is extremely light on his feet. Needs more upper body strength. Plays with an uncommon hunger.
Reid and his family knew he would be the youngest and smallest participant at this event. Still, he embraced the challenge and demonstrated an elevated basketball maturity for his age. There was little chance he was going to absorb contact and finish in the paint against 17 year old men, but Conley did what he could do well. At this point Conley is skilled and aware offensively. He can dribble and score when given time.
Working on the controllables are vital to his basketball future. Integrate pull-up jumpers. Finish with the left hand. Focus on transition defense. These are all things every young player can improve.
Conley is in a strong, advantageous place for a ’26 prospect.
University of Memphis Camp
Memphis hosted dozens of basketball players Saturday, including the top players in the Class of 2023. Both E.J. Smith E.J. Smith 6'3" | PG Memphis East | 2024 TN (#1 in TN) and Jarred Hall Jarred Hall 6'8" | SF Lebanon | 2023 State #65 Nation TN (#3 in Tennessee added Memphis offers.
Tylon Chatman Tylon Chatman 6'0" | PG Haywood | 2023 State TN (#22 in ’23) attended in addition to sophomore-to-be Damion Cox Jr Damion Cox Jr 5'11" | CG St.Benedict At Auburndale | 2025 TN .
Brock Vice Brock Vice 6'10" | C Houston | 2023 State TN , Curtis Givens Jr., E.J. Smith E.J. Smith 6'3" | PG Memphis East | 2024 TN , Eddie Ricks III Eddie Ricks III 6'9" | SF Clarksville Academy | 2023 State #152 Nation TN (#6), Jarred Hall Jarred Hall 6'8" | SF Lebanon | 2023 State #65 Nation TN (#3), and Javar Daniel Javar Daniel 6'8" | PF Bartlett | 2023 State TN (#17 in ’23) frequently played with or against each other.
Joshua Holloway (#14)
Jaye Nash Jaye Nash 6'2" | PG Briarcrest Christian | 2024 #108 Nation VA (#2 in ’24)
Jordan Frison Jordan Frison 6'0" | PG Overton | 2023 State TN (#13)
Julius Thedford Julius Thedford 6'3" | CG Whitehaven | 2024 State TN (#13 in ’24)
Maverick Miller Maverick Miller 6'4" | SG Houston | 2023 State TN
Billy Richmond (#4 in ’24)
Billy Richmond also earned an SEC offer, this time from Mississippi State University.