We Got Next: A Look Ahead at the Best ’28s in TN (Part III)
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The 2028 class is loaded with talent in TN all across the state. As the kids all starting their middle school seasons, let’s take a look at the best 8th graders in the state. Ronique Garner Ronique Garner 5'10" |…
The 2028 class is loaded with talent in TN all across the state. As the kids all starting their middle school seasons, let’s take a look at the best 8th graders in the state.
Garner has BIG TIME potential. She has all the physical tools — length, hops, quickness, instincts, etc. She’s deadly close to the rim. Really tough when she is able to face-up with a slower big trying to guard her. Great out in transition. Needs to improve her shooting to hit the next level….but she’d contribute on many HS teams right now.
“Mo Buckets” is just that…a bucket. She’s a twitchy PG that changes speeds, and hesi’s into betweens, and herks and jerks…..and she’s inevitably going to create a high percentage shot. Her ball handling package, and how she’s always in control, is far above her peers. She’d be a starting PG for so many HSs this season–already holding offers for UTC and BostonU. She’s about as dynamic a scoring guard as I’ve seen in the ’28 class.
I think Riegn will become one of the top handful of posts in the state before she graduates. When I’ve seen her play, she has the entire assortment of post moves, soft touch, good instincts. She has all the tools to be a scoring back to the basket big. She’s got the skill set to step out away from the rim, and face-up and play. Defensively, she a battles, takes pride in her effort, and is a great rebounder.
Huffman has super-star makeup. Competitive spirit, swagger, athleticism and length….and is an outrageously talented scorer for a ’28. Because of her size and length, she’s very comfortable attacking the rim and scoring in the paint. She’s also a knock-down shooter when she’s allowed to get her feet set. All the tools to be a 3 level scorer. Very good on the ball defender. Helps on the glass, and will block shots from the weak side.
Bunn has a nice mixture of length, athleticism and skill that enables to her be one of the better scoring guards in the ’28 class. Simply an instinctual scorer with great ball skills and body control, she’s the type of player that can attack the rim and euro’s into a weird angled layup that she somehow manages to get to go in. Some kids just instinctually put the ball in the bucket…and thats Bunn. She’s a 2 level scorer now. If she can get more shifty off the dribble, and get to her midrange off the dribble, she’s a 3 level scoring in the making.