The TN Report recently partnered up with We Work Hoops to bring together one of the best individual exposure events that the state of Tennessee has ever seen. The Best of the Best featured over 70 middle school participants and over 90 high school participants, roughly 170 athletes in total. The event was held at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, TN.
The Best of the Best was focused towards basketball skill development, mental development, and understanding game-like scenarios. The invite only camp was led by an elite group of skill development trainers in Christian Simmons, Jamal Richardson, Desmond Cambridge, Shaun Sanford, and Dev Haralson.
The Best of the Best featured some of the top players from across Tennessee and around the southeast. While several of the players came into the camp as a household name, others left their mark on the camp and made a name for themselves as well. This article will highlight a few of the players that did exactly that.
5’10 2022 Guard/Wing
Melbourne HS (AR)
I’d be lying to you all if I said I knew this kid prior to camp. The thing that stood out to me immediately was how serious she takes strength and conditioning but not long after that her game started talking. The versatile wing prospect is a coaches dream on the perimeter with her 2-way ability on offense and the physical tools to be a lockdown perimeter defender. She has the ability to defend the 1-3 positions. McCarn is easily a D1 prospect.
6’0 2022 Wing/Forward
Green Hill HS (TN)
I’ve always viewed the combination of size and skill as a major priority and this is where Aubrey comes into play. The next 18 months are crucial in determining how good she can be and what level of college basketball she can play at. For now, she displays potential in so many areas! A solid player with a little bit of everything in the tool box which is never a bad thing. Expect a breakout year for Aubrey!
6’1 2022 PF/C
Union County (GA)
A strong bodied low post player that can step out and shoot. Hunter is not afraid to mix it up and be physical by banging, setting screens, or grabbing rebounds. She doesn’t have the superior height but 6’1 is not anything to turn your head against considering the ability that she brings to the table. The OVC, Sun Belt, Big South and A-Sun programs should be keeping tabs on Hunter.
6’0 2022 Forward
Northwest HS (TN)
Tamia is a combo forward with size, athleticism, and a lot of untapped potential. She has the capability of playing at the high major level, but the next 8 to 9 months are vital in that regard. Scott can play either the 3 or 4 for now and be fine. The big question for Tamia will be her consistency to bring it every game from the wing position. Once she does establish that consistency, she will be in the conversation as a high major wing prospect.
5’10 2022 Wing
Tipton Rosemark Academy (TN)
Elyse brings size, a high motor, and superior strength and athleticism. Most importantly this kid just wants to get better! After missing most of the 2019/2020 season, I expect her to make a lot of noise in the Memphis area and colleges will quickly take notice.