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RYZE on the Road Nashville Top Performers Pt. 1



Jaylen Blackwell, P7 Elite UA Rise

Blackwell was one of the more difficult players for teams to match up with and has a lot of offensive versaility. He's got good size on the wing at 6-foot-5 and can take smaller guards on the interior and pull opposing forwards out on the perimeter. He showed he can score the ball from all three levels of the floor and was particularly good in the mid-post in face-up situations. He was also very productive on the glass and was seemingly a double-double threat ecery time out.


Kobi Jackson, Tennessee Tigers

Jackson is a lot of fun to watch with his ability to make plays off the dribble, see the floor, and consistently find teammates for buckets. His understanding for the point guard position, basketball IQ, and creativity with the ball in his hands are rare among young guards and he throws in some showmanship to his game with his passes and his scoring. He's definitely a guy to watch for in Tennessee's 2027 class.


Jake Harney, Shockers 2026

Not many guys were more productive this weekend than Harney. He made an impact on games in a number of different games, but the productivity overall was consistent every time out. He spent time playing both on and off the ball and made an impact both ways. He's a very good shooter from three and in the midrange off the catch and off the dribble and showed he can attack closeouts and make reads and either score himself or find teammates for opportunities.


James Humphreys, Carlos English Elite

Don't be surprised if you see Humphreys' name come up in Tennessee in the coming years. At a long 6-foot-7 he showed a great foundational skill set and finishing ability that made him very productive across the weekend. He has great hands and can finish plays in the paint as well as make moves on the block for buckets as well. His combination of size and skill level make him a guy to watch for in Tennessee's 2028 class and as he continues to develop he should have a very high ceiling.


Owen Looney, STARS Basketball Club North Moore

The first word that our staff had for Looney was competitor. Every time out he competed at a very high level and showed a ton of toughness on both ends of the floor. He's a very good playmaker off the dribble and consistently was able to use to bounce to get to spots where he could cause problems for defenses with his scoring and his passing. He was one of the better young guards in the field and as he develops could be a guy to watch for.


Camden Cole, Tennessee Brigade

Cole brought the physicality and intensity this weekend. He's certainly not shy about creating contact and his ability to play strong combined with a very high motor made him productive as a scorer and rebounder this weekend. He can score through contact in the paint and has the ability to step out and make shots from the perimeter off the catch. He also made an impact on the defensive side, blocking shots and creating deflections and turnovers.


EJ Bryson, The Movement

Bryson shot the ball at a high level off the dribble this weekend. He made good reads in ball screen situations and when defenses went under screens, he made them pay with his shotmaking. He's very quick off the dribble and can beat defenders off the bounce. He also guards the ball well and can help create turnovers and get into the open floor for scoring opportunities in transition.

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