The Class of 2025 rankings are new, meaning we (@courtneysmith and @andrewforce88) ranked about 60 players statewide and placed the best atop. Now the time comes to look at the best of each media market, each basketball-hotbed and large population center.
Memphis is the crown jewel of Tennessee high school basketball. Who is the best of 2025, from Memphis, Tennessee?
- #1 Kristopher Carroll Kristopher Carroll 6'4" | SF FACS | 2025 State TN
- #2 Damion Cox Jr Damion Cox Jr 5'11" | CG St.Benedict At Auburndale | 2025 TN .
- #3 Chazaiah Curry Chazaiah Curry 6'5" | SF Harding Academy | 2025 State TN
- #4 Landon Royston Landon Royston 6'4" | PG ECS3 | 2029 TN
- #5 Keron Jackson Keron Jackson 6'9" | SG Memphis East | 2025 State TN
- #6 Devin Hall Devin Hall 6'0" | CG Cordova | 2025 State TN
- #7 Tyler Jones
- #8 KJ Neville KJ Neville 6'2" | PG Bartlett | 2025 State TN
- #9 Savion Anderson Savion Anderson 6'3" | SG Harding Academy | 2025 State TN
- #10 Jacob Walker Jacob Walker 5'10" | PG FACS | 2025 State TN
- #11 Kingston Goodwin Kingston Goodwin 6'4" | SF FACS | 2025 State TN
- #12 Dillon Butler Dillon Butler 6'2" | SG Tipton-Rosemark Academy | 2025 State TN
There is a lot of talent east of Lake Washington. I searched from Kent to Bothell, to North Bend to find the best forwards on the Eastside regardless of class. These five forwards range from nationally ranked recruits to big-time summer performers who saw their stocks rise. They each bring a little something different to the table, here are the top five forwards from the Eastside.
#1 in Memphis
1x State Champion
“Left-handed, can do it all,” shared FACS Head Coach Dee Wilkes. “Going to be a D1 player. He is like a shooting guard. He might be 6’7″ before it is all over. At MUS [during June] he lead the whole city in 3pt makes. He had like 21 3’s made in 4 games.”
Carroll scored around 19 points per game at the MUS event in four games.”
#2 in Memphis
Elite offensive awareness. Exceptional poise with the basketball in his hands. Projects as a point guard, but his shooting is so impressive right now that he can excel at either guard position.
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#5 in Memphis
Keron might be the fastest wing in the city in a year. An elite athlete who already plays above the rim, Keron and Memphis East are in for a high-flying winter.
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High-academic. KJ is a killer in the open-floor, but more importantly Neville can create his own shot in half-court settings. His innovative dribbles and slashes hint at a promising present and future with Bartlett High.
#9 in Memphis
Savion is a natural scorer, but perhaps that descriptor is unfair. Savion works on his craft tirelessly. He only appears natural to the viewer who shows up at his games. Anderson’s lower-body balance is elite. He changes direction like a tiny guard, when in fact he is already 6-foot-3. Anderson is perhaps the most likely to ascend to the city’s Top 5 in this sophomore season. His athleticism and skills are simply unmatched by most scorers in the state, regardless of age.
#10 in Memphis
1x State Champion
“I think he is going to be one of the best point guards in the city as a sophomore,” said FACS Head Coach Wilkes.
#11 in Memphis
1x State Champion
“Wing player. Not a really good outside shooter,” shared FACS Head Coach Wilkes mid-August. “He plays inside and out. He is not in the same category with Jacob and Kris. He has gotten a lot better since he got here as a freshman. I think he is going to grow. Really big hands, long arms. Young sophomore. I think he is going to grow.”
#12 in Memphis
High-academic. Gym rat. Natural leader. Butler will own his own business one day. He just has a knack for bringing people together for a common cause and inspiring teammates to work harder than they anticipated.