The Class That Never Stops: More ’26s
The ’26 class in TN is exploding with talent. I’ve had enough coaches and fans send players that I’ve missed, that I have a few more ballers that people need to know about as we begin the HS season. Addi…
The ’26 class in TN is exploding with talent. I’ve had enough coaches and fans send players that I’ve missed, that I have a few more ballers that people need to know about as we begin the HS season.
Addi is an old-school baller, defense and toughness come first. She is a lock-down defender that can guard any position on the floor and she plays with a physicality that is not often seen in HS girls basketball. She cares about one thing…Winning! She can score the ball at all three levels and proves to be a quality ball handler, mostly because of her speed and strength. What she lacks in the skill sets of basketball she makes up for with her shear desire, heart and effort. She will be the floor leader for her Clinton Lady Dragons this season as a sophomore and she makes her presence felt on every possession. When asked about Addi here is what Coach Jerry Williams ( TN Flight Trotters Williams) had to say about her, “our team is very skilled and very talented but we are just a different team when AG is on the floor, she is definitely the heartbeat of our team when it comes to setting the tone we like to play with…she is a winner.”
Addi is a sniper from long range. She can score in a variety of ways but she is deadly from 3. A good ball handler and tenacious defender blends well with her offensive skill set to make her an all around great player. She will be a big factor for a very good Gatlinburg Pittman team this season.
Madison is a baller. She handles the ball, controls the pace and is a crafty scorer. She can score in a variety of ways by using her speed and shiftiness to create shots and her “floater” is a killer. She is a quality defender and always keeps her eyes up to push the pace to one of her teammates. She is a quiet but hungry kid that makes winning plays all over the court. After missing much of last season and travel ball with an injury she should be a big factor for a solid Hardin Valley team this season
Lanee is a high IQ player that plays well at all levels of the game. The first thing that jumps out at you with Lanee is her ability as a shooter. She can score the ball at all three levels and shoots the 3 ball at a high percentage and her FT % will stay above 80%. She plays sound defense and creates a lot of possessions for her team by staying one step ahead (mentally) of her opponent. She is a good rebounder and can handle the ball adequately for a small 3, stretch 4. She is a very versatile player that is just in the right place at the right time on the floor. She is the consummate teammate and will do whatever is asked of her to help her team succeed.
Ask anyone that knows Bailey and you will hear words like sweet, kind, happy, caring. But ask anyone who has seen Bailey play and you will hear words like speed, motor, tenacity, ferocious. Bailey is a good ball handler that can score at all three levels and has a knack for making timely buckets when her team needs them. Offensively she can contribute in many ways but where she impacts the game the most is on the defensive side of the ball where she has a toughness that is unmatched. Her speed allows her to cover ground quickly and create havoc for the opposition’s ball handlers. You won’t find a better kid around and her skills will definitely help push TKA to their lofty goals for this season.