Best Middle School Team in TN? Cleveland Lady Raiders
This Cleveland MS returns multiple talented starters from their team that made a long state run last season. They have the talent to make another run into state. Coach Stroud will have them playing man to man effectively, and getting…
This Cleveland MS returns multiple talented starters from their team that made a long state run last season. They have the talent to make another run into state. Coach Stroud will have them playing man to man effectively, and getting after people in their press…but ultimately this team may need another scorer for them to make deep run.
Huffman is among the best players in the ’28 class that basically no one knows about. They will know soon enough. She has all the tools to be tremendous on both ends. Defensively her length and athleticism, and willingness to battle, make her disruptive defender.
Offensively, she’s a legit 8th grade three level scorer. Again, she’s so long that she has a finishing package most kids her age can’t imagine. Her team likes to get out in transition, and that’s where she’s deadly. She’s become a consistent 3pt threat as well.
Stroud is a tremendous pure PG. Her court vision, and understanding of the game is far above her peers. Most really good teams have at least two legitimate scorers; and Stroud has to become a more consistent shooter to loosen D’s up. Once she does this, she will be amongst the best PGs in the state in her class. She has all other intangibles to be a tremendous guard on both sides of the ball.
Gravelle has the potential to be a really good ball player, and CMS needs her to make a big jump this year. She’s got the size and length to be a nice post scorer. Has nice feet and agility you want in a big. Tremendous rebounder and shot blocker. Changes the game defensively. CMS needs her to become that 3rd scorer.
On a team that will play tremendous man to man D, they need another player that can consistently hit shots: and that’s why Pryor does. Pryor has become know as one of the best middle school shooters in the state, and she might be able to slide in and contribute shooting the basketball. A high skill/high IQ player, she might be an X factor for this team.