Recap: Riverdale Playday Underclass

Recap: Riverdale Playday Underclass
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Chassity Carter has been playing with a new confidence since making the USA Basketball U16 team this past summer. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Over the years, the Riverdale Playday has showcased some of the top up-and-coming prospects inside Tennessee and the surrounding states. The event has consistently provided our staff with a glimpse into the future as well as fresh evaluations on prospects already on our radar. Here are three players who caught our attention with their play on Saturday.

Chassity Carter (Dickson, Tenn.), Dickson County HS – 2016

After making the USA Basketball 16-and-under team in May, Carter played with an increased level of confidence throughout the summer including her play at the Real Deal in the ‘Ville during July. The 5-foot-11 wing is currently ranked No. 10 in the ELITE 25 for the class of 2016. The sky is the limit for Carter. In fact her style of play on the offensive end reminds us of a former ELITE 25 caliber prep with the same last name in Tennessee redshirt freshman Andraya Carter. If Chassity will dedicate herself to becoming a more assertive scorer like Andraya has, we expect her to stay amongst the nation’s elite.

Meme Jackson (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Blackman HS – 2015

Jackson has become one of the region’s top perimeter prospects in the class of 2015. The 6-0 wing has improved her consistency over the past 12 months. As a result, Jackson has elevated to the No. 23 spot nationally in the ELITE 60. Her breakout party was at the Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp in June. Since then, Jackson has been effective on multiple occasions with this evaluation being no different. Her vision and ballhandling as an off-ball guard is worth noting. That skill sets her apart from a majority of the other perimeter prospects in the class.

Morgan Rich (Scottsville, Ky.), Allen County HS – 2015

The 5-11 guard made an impression on our staff with her play in the marquee game of the day against Riverdale. A four-star point guard, Rich played a starring role for her team throughout the event on Saturday. The ELITE 60 Watch List prospect in the class of 2015 was impactful on both ends of the floor, showing that she can compete with top flight guards such as Tennessee commit Alexa Middleton. Going forward, look for the left-hand dominant guard to continue to grow her game by becoming a more consistent outside shooter.


Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Scouting Report, PeachStateBasketball.com and ProspectsNation.com. He can be reached at brandon@prospectsnation.com.

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