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Published on December 27th, 2014 | by Alec Lewis

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Players to Watch: NXT LVL Hoops Fest in Nashville

The NXT LVL Hoops Fest in Nashville begins next week with a number of teams from around the southeast and even in Ohio and Kentucky competing in a three-day, eight-team tournament. With a combined 32 state championships between all of the eight teams in attendance, this tournament looks to bring some of the highest quality teams in the state under a branding that looks to evolve as one of the best in holiday tournaments in high school basketball.

The teams: University Lab, CPA, Ballard, Mentor, Norcross, Mitchell, Episcopal Collegiate, and Mountain Brook all are among the most acclaimed and the most well-regarded in all of high school basketball. Due to the magnitude of the tournament, we will be in attendance along with many of the other national media to watch these players along with many sleepers compete. Here’s the list we made heading into this tournament that begins Dec. 29-31:

University Lab – Louisiana

  • 2015 6’8” PF Maxwell Starwood – Committed to Tulane
  • 2016 6’3″ PG Skylar Mays – Offer and high interest to LSU

CPA – Tennessee

  • 2016 6’8” SF Braxton Blackwell – Offers from Louisville, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Indiana
  • 2019 PG Tyger Campbell – Offer from Ole Miss (touted as #1 PG in his class)

Ballard – Kentucky

  • 2015 6’3” SG Jalen Perry – Offer from Maryland Eastshore, Interest from many others
  • 2015 6’1” PG Anthony Eaves – Offers from Tennessee Tech, Morehead State, Ball State

Mentor High School – Ohio

  • 2016 6’10” PF Micah Potter – Offers from West Virginia, Davidson,

Norcross High School – Georgia

  • 2015 6’4” SG Tim Cameron – Offers from La Tech, GA Southern, C of Charleston, MTSU
  • 2015 6’6” SF Ricky Madison – Committed to High Point University

Mitchell High School – Memphis

  • 2015 6’1” PG Jeremiah Martin – Offer from Toledo
  • 2015 5’10” PG Naba Echols – Offers from UT-Martin and Southeast Missouri State

Episcopal High School – Arkansas and Mountain Brook – Alabama

  • A number of solid players with the talent to go D2 or D3, maybe low-major D1

———Image thanks to NXT LVL Hoops Fest and Knight Eady


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