April ended with an update to the Class of 2025 rankings. Below you can see and read about one-third of the added players. Enter les Debutantes!
(Alcoa) – Returned to Tennessee and won a State Championship alongside . Winton was always a physical guard with a lot of patience and cleverness. He continues to prove he can get to the basket against most high school defenders.
(Douglass) – Earned his first offer just this weekend, at an event in Memphis.
(Silverdale Baptist) – Slightly short for a college forward, but so active on the glass. Nice form on his free throws.
(Blackman) – Hard-nosed defender. Blackman improved as much as any team in the state from November to February. Eady looks like a promising prospect.
(Notre Dame) – Natural athlete. Gaas started all year for Notre Dame and this was not a down Notre Dame team. In fact, they advanced deep into the Division II-AA playoffs. Herman looks on the path of dynamic two-way guards like Damion Baugh (Cane Ridge), Trenton Gibson (Blackman), etc. Gaas can become more difficult to guard when he incorporates a consistent three-point shot. In his sophomore year Gaas was already a go-to guy much of the time. His size (6-foot-3) is wonderful for a high school guard, and he projects so favorably down the line for that reason. Herman is already very strong at creating off-the-dribble. He elevates well and gets his shot up over fellow guards even when well-defended.
(Wilson Central) – A very unheralded player. One middle Tennnessee guard listed Towan as the best player he faced all season.
(Providence Academy) – Hidden gem near the eastern border of Tennessee.
Tullahoma is very, very young.District 8-3A Tournament Preview – PrepHoopsTN Archive (Tullahoma) is nimble. A willing passer. Thin. Jenkins is not the finished product, but there is a lot to like in his blossoming game. Plus, he is tall for the position (PG) and patient. Patience is not common among young guards.
(Chattanooga Prep) – Bull guard with bullish future. Ta’Suade was most complete player. No true weaknesses.
(Cane Ridge) – Though Cane Ridge dropped off dramatically from 2022 to 2023 in the win column, they did introduce some impressive, young players like . Clark is able to play effectively a high speeds. He can defend the ball well, but needs to improve there, as evidenced by the many high-scoring games the Ravens allowed as a team in 2022-2023. The squad needs to become more quick and strong to fully implement their trademark full court pressure. That said Adam’s off ball defensive instincts were suburb in his sophomore year. He collected three steals against Antioch in February. Adam is well-developed for a sophomore guard in terms of strength.