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The talent level and competition around the state continues to be at an elite level as displayed throughout the June team and elite camp schedule. We saw multiple players picking up offers as well as some of the top teams in the state battling in summer team camp action. Now that team camps are in the rear view, we will turn our focus to the upcoming July evaluation period.

In this article, we will focus on rising senior prospects that are either uncommitted or underrecruited.

Nia Powers - 5'11 Forward - White County/FBC Reign

Nia is a relentless competitor on both ends of the floor doing whatever she can to ensure her team sees the most success. She is a capable scorer on the offensive end with range beyond the arch or willing her way to a bucket at the rim. Her physical toughness allows her to battle in the paint against players that would appear much bigger in size. Powers had an outstanding high school season averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds a game in one of the toughest AAA districts in the state. Be sure to catch her in July at Run for the Roses and on the Under Armour circuit.

Latazia Williamson - 6'1 Forward - Hillsboro/TN Flight Navy

Latazia is one of the most underrecruited players in the 2023 class in Tennessee. She is a phenomenal athlete with great size and strength. She is tough around the rim overpowering defenders and dominating the glass. She moves well up and down the court running rim to rim. She is a must watch in July at Run For the Roses and Battle in the Boro.

Lauren Bryant - 5'8 Point Guard - Wayne County/TN Flight Navy

Lauren is a true PG that displays great fundamentals and a solid understanding of the game. She is coming off of a remarkable high school season helping Wayne County to a Class A state runner-up. She is a great 3-point shooter with range well beyond the arch. A great decision maker with precise passing makes her a nice prospect to watch. Catch her with TN Flight Navy in Louisville at Run For the Roses and Battle in the Boro.

Keira Leffew - 6'1 Forward - CAK/TN Trotters

The word versatile comes to mind when you are talking about Keira. Her size matched with her skillset makes for her an intriguing prospect to watch. She has only scratched the surface on what she can do on the court as plenty of upside remains in her game. You can see this as she is a capable rim-to-rim scorer. Keira plays well in an up-tempo style, but also has no problem executing offense in the half court. She is one to watch this summer on the Elite 40 circuit.

Gabby Beaty - 5'9 Forward - York Institute/FBC Reign

When the conversation is about competitiveness and willingness to do whatever it is to help a team win, Gabby Beaty is at the top of the list. She is coming off of a high school season where she led her team to a state runner-up. On the court, she is a constant mover on the offensive end of the floor allowing her to be available for easy scoring opportunities. She thrives in the physical aspect of the game finishing "and 1's" as if they are casual lay-ups. You will see a little bit of passion with her intensity on the court. She will be at Run for the Roses and on the Under Armour circuit in July.

Jianna Morris - 5'7 Point Guard - Sylvan Hills/FBC Bounce Nation Memphis

Jianna is a crafty lead guard that creates for herself and teammates. Her handles and quickness allow her to create separation to get her shot off. Her shot is pure and consistently falling from multiple evaluations in different settings. She is a high academic kid as well as a great teammate. She is definitely worth watching with her FBC Bounce Nation Memphis team on the Elite 40 circuit in July

Hannah Jones - 6' Forward - Bradley Central/TN Flight Select

Hannah is a high motored forward with a great understanding of how to play from 15 foot and in. She has a great feel of the game on the offensive end of the floor and is always making the right decisions with the basketball. She is capable of keeping the defense honest by stepping out and knocking down the occasional 3. She comes from a high school program that has put its fair share of Division 1 players in college - Rhyne Howard and more. Catch her at Run for the Roses and Battle in the Boro.

Abby McFarland - 5'9 Guard - Providence Christian/TN Team Pride

Abby is a fundamental guard that can absolutely light up the scoreboard. She has great size at the guard position with speed and elusiveness that makes her tough to guard. McFarland is a great competitor and teammate that is always finding the open man. She gets after it on the defensive side and is always pushing the tempo in transition. Check her out at Run for the Roses in July.

Ni'Kiah Chesterfield - 6' Forward - Oakland/Team B-Wright

Ni'Kiah is a skilled face-up forward that is capable of taking her defender off the dribble, pulling up for the mid-range or finishing on both sides of the rim. You can tell the work she puts in as her game continues to grow each time out. Chesterfield is one that would definitely be worth monitoring throughout the July period. You can catch her with Team BWright at Run For the Roses, War Games, and Summer Slam.

Emily Wilson - 5'8 Point Guard - CAK/East TN Air Thunder

A true PG that gets out and runs in transition. Emily does a great job of getting the ball up the floor quickly and finding the open teammate. She does a great job of changing speeds with nice hesitation that beats defenders. The 3 point shot is deadly when left open as displayed on multiple occasions. Check her out at Run for the Roses and War Games.

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Updated: Mar 17

The state of Tennessee showcased another great year of girl's basketball all across the state and country. We saw several teams travel across the country winning some of the most prestigious tournaments and beating some of the top teams in the country. Over the past few weeks, Tennessee crowned its state champions in their respective class. Congratulations to the following teams on winning a state championship!

Class A - McKenzie

Class AA - Martin Westview

Class AAA - Upperman

Class AAAA - Bearden

Division II-A - The Webb School

Division II-AA - Ensworth

The following list is the TN Report All-State teams for the 2021-2022 season.

The names are listed in alphabetical order (A-Z):

Class A

Alayna Anderson - Gleason

Blair Baugus - Wayne County

Briley Burchett - Clay County

Carrington Lifsey - Gleason

Edie Darby - Greenfield

Emmy Lowe - Pickett County

Lauren Bryant - Wayne County

Layla Boulden - Van Buren

Lucy Curry - Dresden

Lyndie Ramsey - Unaka

Kelsey Pike - Oneida

Rebecca Walter - Bradford

Savannah Davis - McKenzie

Shelby Davenport - North Greene

Class AA

Alana Eakle - Westmoreland

Amelia Pfeiffer - Alcoa

Crysti'anna Whitehead - Memphis Business

Gabby Beaty - York Institute

Jada Harrison - Martin Westview

Karly Weathers - Loretto

Katie Burdette - Summertown

Madison Hart - Gibson County

Maddy Newman - Gatlinburg-Pittman

McCall Sims - Martin Westview

Micah Hart - Gibson County

Molly Masingale - McMinn Central

Paige Wallace - East Nashville

Reese Beaty - York Institute

Taylor Holt - East Hickman

Class AAA

Abigail Johnson - Upperman

Brianna Burgess - Creek Wood

Brookyln Crouch - Upperman

Ellie Butler - Livingston Academy

Haley Hallett - Hardin County

Hallie Allen - South Gibson

Kadee Ferrell - DeKalb County

Lauren Bailey - Greeneville

Lili Wilken - Page

Lina Lyon - Elizebethton

McKenzie Cochran - Page

Nia Powers - White County

Olivia Hart - Central Magnet

Rachel Griffin - Fayette Ware

Sarah Burton - Clinton

Ti'Mia Lawson - Jackson South Side

Class AAAA

Alindsey Long - Arlington

Avery Strickland - Farragut

Avery Treadwell - Bearden

Bri Ellis - Beech

Cassie Gallagher - Cookeville

Emily Gonzalez - Bearden

Hannah Jones - Bradley Central

Imari Berry - Clarksville

Jennifer Sullivan - Bearden

Kaelyn Flowers - Blackman

Mallory Collier - Bartlett

Meioshe Mason - Lebanon

Reghan Grimes - Ravenwood

Sydney-James Desroches - Rossview

Sydney Ryan - Brentwood

Ta'Mia Scott - Clarksville Northwest

Zyion Shannon - Stewarts Creek

Division II-A

Aalyah Del Rosario - The Webb School

Abby McFarland - Providence Christian Academy

Angelica Velez - The Webb School

Bree Robinson - The Webb School

Isabella Carlson - Northpoint Christian

Jailyn Banks - Middle Tennessee Christian School

Keira Leffew - Christian Academy of Knoxville

Madi Hawk - Lakeway Christian

Olivia Lee - Trinity Christian Academy

Raven Sims - Tipton Rosemark Academy

Rhema Collins - The Webb School

Sarah Wisniowski - Middle Tennessee Christian School

Division II-AA

Ella Grace Thompson - Lipscomb Academy

Jaloni Cambridge - Ensworth

Kamil Collier - Ensworth

Kayli Clarkson - Briarcrest Christian School

Kennedy Cambridge - Ensworth

Madelyn Ladd - Knox Webb

Sydney Mains - Knox Catholic

Tyler Jones - Hutchison

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It was in March of 2020 at the Tennessee girl's basketball state tournament that I learned that life as we knew it was going to shut down for the next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused uncertainty from everyone including coaches and prospects with recruiting basically being limited to watching prospects on film. As it appears, this July will be back to normal at full capacity and an opportunity for players to get their names out there.

This article features a few senior prospects that are worth checking out in July.

Keeleigh Rogers - 5'10 Guard - Farragut/TN Flight Trotters

Rogers is a floor general that makes great passes and decisions with the ball. She has great size and a nice skill set at the guard position. There is nothing flashy to what she does, she just gets the job done. She is a great rebounder and relentless competitor on both ends of the floor. I fully expect Rogers to pick up a handful of Division 1 offers by the end of July.

Kamil Collier - 6' Forward - Ensworth/Flight Silver 17U EYBL

Collier is a skilled forward that is capable of scoring at all three levels. Her consistent jump shot extends beyond the arc. While she may lack in superior athleticism, she more than makes up for it with a skill set that translates well. She offers nice back to the basket moves with crafty footwork and is also a great pick and pop player. She's had a solid travel season this year and certainly expect college coaches to be circling her name during this live evaluation period.

Madison Hart - 5'11 Forward - Gibson County/Tennessee Blazers

Madison was a Miss Basketball finalist last year in Class A as a junior and is one of the most relentless players on the court that you will find in the state. She battles for every rebound, finishes well through contact, and offers plenty of upside for college coaches. Hart is at one of the top high school programs in the state and continues to progress each year as a player. She is a must watch this July!

Annalise Malone - 6'1 Forward - Lincoln County/Stars Basketball

Malone is a lengthy forward that is mobile, rebounds, and finishes well at the rim. Her length and mobility allows her to block tough shots and get hands on a lot of basketballs. She is a capable rebounder that elevates well and tracks down rebounds out of area. She is a capable scorer around the rim with a nice touch and finish. Malone offers a ton of upside and her best basketball is still to come.

Lili Wilken - 5'8 Guard - Page/Team B-Wright

Lili is a guard with size and strength that refuses to get rattled on the court. Her on-court demeanor allows for her to process and understand the game. She has a knack of making the tough plays look easy. She is a scoring threat anytime she touches the ball whether she's knocking down the 3 ball, hitting a pull-up jumper, or just standing at the free throw line completing the final step of the AND-1.

Kennedy Claybrooks - 5'7 Point Guard - Bartlett/Bluff City

Kennedy recently reopened her recruitment after being committed to Southern University in Louisiana. Kennedy had a great showing recently at the Insider Exposure All-American Camp and I expect her to have a great showing this July. She is a pass first point guard that sees the floor on every possession. She consistently breaks down the defense by attacking the rim and setting the teammate up for an open bucket. This kid knows how to win and is a relentless competitor.

Ashlan Crittenden - 5'8 Guard - Bradley Central/Flight Select

Crittenden is another guard with a calm demeanor on the court. The guard scores in a variety of ways with elevation off the floor and a smooth looking shot that rarely changes form. Her deceptive athleticism allows her to rebound against the bigger opponent and steal boards for her team. Crittenden comes from a high school and travel program that knows nothing but winning.

Edie Darby - 5'6 Guard - Greenfield/Flight Silver 17U EYBL

Edie is a southpaw guard that is one of the best shooters in the state. She displayed her great shooting ability earlier in the spring at Boo Williams knocking down shots from everywhere and with range. She is great with that basketball in her hands and showcases a hesitation move that will routinely drop a defender to the floor. She is a scrappy defender that plays with a ton of energy and never gets tired on the court.

Bailey Burgess - 5'7 Guard - Bearden/East TN Air Thunder

Burgess is one of the best knock down shooters that you will find in this senior class in Tennessee. Her outside shot sets up her to drive and dish/score. She recently transferred to powerhouse Bearden and certainly helps put them over the top as the top public school in the state. I expect Burgess to have a great July evaluation period and pick up plenty of offers in doing so.

Reghan Grimes - 5'11 Forward - Ravenwood/Team B-Wright

Grimes is a double-double machine that scores the ball well and overwhelms the opponent on the boards. Grimes is capable of putting the ball on the floor and overpowering the defender. She can play the back-to-the-basket game or face up and take her defender off the dribble. She has a great touch around the rim and finishes consistently through contact. She is one of the best athletes in the state in the 2022 class and should be a player that coaches check out in July!

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