We would be remiss to exclude Rhyan Townes (2013) of Arlington High in Arlington, TN, just outside of Memphis. He was part of an incredible contingent of 10 Memphis-area players, all of whom performed very well on Day One of the camp. He’s a baller with a very high basketball IQ, adept at finding ways to use his long frame (6’4″, 180, wingspan in excess of 6’6″) to impact games in multiple ways.
He’ll get a key board or steal, finish strong on the break with either hand, or drain a clutch triple, anything to keep his team in the game. His mid-range game continues to improve. He suffered an injury as a freshman and has endured various calamities that have kept him under the radar. But look for him to star for one of our darkhorse choices as contenders in the Memphis-metropolitan area this winter.