Alvin Miles

Germantown Play Day

For the first time on Saturday afternoon, fans of Middle School Basketball had a chance to take a look at the who’s who of the best teams in the city at Germantown High School. Bellevue, Cordova, American Way were among the teams in my top 5 in the event with only White Station and Briarcrest not being there in my top 5. Now, honestly, I only saw 2 of my…

DJ Jeffries

2019 Rankings

  1. Chandler Lawson 6’8 WF (East High School) Uniquely skilled wing prospect, Lawson has been among the top 10 best players in the country for years. Extremely long with 7’4 wing span, Lawson is nightmare mismatch for bigger players and to long for smaller players, Lawson is as difficult a player to guard as anyone in the city right now. Increasingly aggressive, Lawson can play inside out, where he…


Updated 2020 Rankings- Top 10 (9/30/2015)

1. Chris Moore 6’3 Forward (West Memphis) Physical specimen already, Moore is  headache around the rim, who uses strength and motor for easy scoring opportunities. Moore is an improving ball handler but not where he do it full time however in transition, handles it well enough to attack a bigger or smaller defenders. Loves to seal, catch and deliver inside and is good defender where he uses good timing to block shots…

2021 L-R ( Johnathan Lawson, #2 Kennedy Chandler, #3 Willie Foreman)

2021 Rankings (*Updated (9/28/15)

  1. Johnathan Lawson 6’2 Guard/Forward (American Way Middle)  – The last in line of the Lawson brothers, Johnathan definitely takes after his siblings.  The freakishly long 6’3 guard has a piece of each brother which could lead him to become the best brother of them all, high praise but if you watch him, you don”t have to watch long to see. More of a playmaker, than dogged scorer of…

Reggie Neely (Briarcrest)

Pre-Season Top 5 (Middle School)

    It’s almost that time of year, basketball season is coming and it’s coming faster than some think as we will have our first play day coming up this weekend at Germantown High School on Saturday. For some schools, a lot of players are still playing football however, Saturday can give a good look at who’s who in the Middle School ranks. You just kind of know if you…

Charity Savage

Bluff City Girls League

Some ask me, why don’t you cover girls that much and my answer is pretty much the same, it’s because I didn’t wanna spread myself to thin, being a one man operation is cool sometimes but also the pits at others but I manage. There is so much talent in the city on both sides, girls and boys, that’s it hard to pick where you want to go when it…

Get To Know Your "Laws"

Major Prep Basketball League (MBL) Notes

      For the second year in a row, the MBL (Major Prep) has put together a nice group of young talent with all games taking place at Lausanne Collegiate School in effort to get some run before things get serious in later on in September.  I like to get out to leagues like this one and the upcoming Super 80 that will have a middle school division this…

Dillon Mitchell-  White Station ( MUS Summer League 2012)

Opinions….How Many Of Us Have Them?

A few weeks ago,  there was a guy who did a ranking based on Memphis players in the 2019 class ( freshman class) and there was an uproar of some sort. Now, I don’t know him, never heard of him honestly and still don’t know who he is even after going on social media and announcing that he was real after some said it was a fake guy doing rankings….

Ashton Smith ( Lausanne 2019)

2019 Guard Showing Promise

Among 2019 in Memphis, many know of the bigger name players because I’ve mentioned that this class maybe one of the best to come out of Memphis in awhile, however, it might be time to mention another point guard among Joe Cooper and others, Ashton Smith. The 5’9 guard is heading to Lausanne for his freshman season and looking to make a name for himself in a loaded 2019 group….


Gatlin Looking To Make Name Once Again.

  When the season first started last year, all eyes were on a few outstanding freshman in the city, TJ Moss, Alex Lomax, Mark Freeman, Tre Davis and others that made up one the best overall classes in Memphis but early on in the season, the best player in his varsity season may have been Taelyr Gatlin. The 6’2 guard was averaging 18 almost 19 a game, 6 rebounds, 5…