The Tennessee Turkey Jam brought out some great talent once again this year. The event featured some of the top teams from six different states as well as some of the top players in those respective states.
NEB Media will give a brief recap of what was seen at the Turkey Jam.
Oak Ridge High School (Oak Ridge, TN)
Oak Ridge picked up a big win over Bolingbrook the first night, and kept the game respectable against Hamilton Heights in the second game. Oak Ridge got solid play at the point guard position in both games from '18 Jaymi Golden. Golden did well against some tough defensive pressure and showed her capability of scoring the ball as well. '18 Mykia Dowdell played aggressively in both games, offensively and defensively, at the forward position and improved her stock with consistent improvement. Her high motor and capability of playing multiple positions on the floor make her a nice prospect. '19 G Jada Guinn played a great game against Bolingbrook, but struggled some against the bigger guards of Hamilton Heights. Oak Ridge will most likely represent the east at the state tournament with a nice group of young prospects.
Norcross High School (Norcross, GA)
Norcross picked up a huge win the first night over Homewood Flossmoor in a tight game where I thought Norcross played very well. Norcross had great guard play from Miami commit, Taylor Mason, as well as Pitt commit, Tehya Lyons. Despite being undersized at the forward position, I thought '18 ,Devyn Wilson, played outstanding basketball for Norcross. She showcased a versatile skill-set as she was capable of handling the ball (momentarily) in the press, knocking down the three ball, or shaking off bigger defenders in the post. USF commit, Vanessa Blagmon, also played very well for Norcross over the two days.
Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Blackman is in the midst of trying to figure out life without Chrystal Dangerfield. Despite a rough go at the Turkey Jam, Blackman showed signs of a bright future with some nice young talent. I thought '19