Saturday at Harpeth showed that hoops are right around the corner with most of the footballers coming back into the fold here are some highlights of the day.
Here are some of the players who stood out in this event.
Daijon Williams (Clarksville) 2012
Tough little guard who has always been able to stroke the outside shot, Williams took over the game against Harpeth in the second half with a flurry including a couple of steals, a nice twisting reverse lay-in and a deep three.
Ethan Hurt (Harpeth) 2013
Once this kid learns to play the game he will be scary. Hurt is ultra athletic and once he learns to let the game come to him and not always force the action he will be a handful.
Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) 2013
Plays the game with smoothness and hardly makes an unnecessary motion on the floor. He has extended his range to very deep and is adept at making the right pass to a cutting teammate. His skill level is very high.
Jalen Lindsey (CPA) 2014
His outside shot was not falling like last week at Siegel but Lindsey was none the less impressive in the three games CPA won. There was a moment in the third game where he rose up and snatched a huge offensive rebound and threw down a thunderous slam that showed why he is a nationally ranked player.
Craig Bradshaw (CPA) 2012
Energized by the Belmont near win at Duke, Bradshaw played like a man possessed on Saturday. After conceding the scoring in last weeks games, he came to score on this day and was not to be denied. He scored in transition, hit several threes and got his usual share of offensive put backs and tip-ins.
Logan Ramsey (Livingston Academy) 2012
The biggest improvement he has made is his hand strength and ability to catch the ball in the post and finish. He has developed a go to move over each shoulder and has always been able to knock down the open short jumper.
Tre Polk (Bolivar Central) 2012
Tigers don't Quit is the motto on the uniform and Polk is one to watch this season. He has an ultra smooth mid-range jumper and will explode to the hoop if guarded closely. He defends like a Bolivar player and plays with heart and toughness.
Billy Thomas (Cheatham County) 2013
Junior forward showed some nice athleticism for his 6'5 frame, Thomas is a bouncy player who scored at will against Pearl Cohn in the paint and blocked several shots and grabbed numerous rebounds.
Alex Poythress (Northeast) 2012
Everything you heard was true he was the best player in the gym for the second consecutive weekend. Congrats on your commitment to the Wildcats.
Brett Waller (Sycamore) 2012
Powerful inside player used nice footwork to accumulate some scores and showed a deft touch on his baseline jumper. He rebounded hard in traffic and played with passion, nice effort.
JaQuan Lewis (Dickson County) 2013
Fresh off the gridiron you could see the rust still on the game for Lewis, but as the day rolled on he made some nice plays especially passes to cutting players to remind everyone he is a great player. I love his short pull-up at the elbow, deadly to say the least.
Daniel Norl (Kenwood) 2014
Busted six threes in the last game against CPA and never touched the rim, Norl is a big time shooter and has added some moves off the dribble to his arsenal. We may be seeing one of the better players in the Class of 2014 developing right before our eyes.
Others Who Played Well:
Braxton Bonds (CPA)
Malik Hall (Kenwood)
DeAndre McKinnie (Bolivar Central)
Trent McLaurin (Kenwood)
Devonta Odem (Hunter's Lane)
Will Frazier (Pearl Cohn)
Robert Moon (Bearden)
Parker Howell (CPA)
Chris Woods (Bolivar Central)
Austin Dole (Harpeth)
Erik Derrick (Maplewood)
Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane)
Sam Greene (Bearden)
Jaime Lloyd (Harpeth)
Phillip Smith (West Creek)
William Primm (Pearl Cohn)
Tyler Price (Bolivar Central)