The end of basketball season is rolling around and that means one thing in the state of Tennessee: tournament time.
Some teams have had the season they wanted and others will be using the tournament as a time to start anew. While there will be some teams trying to find themselves, there will be some starting players in the Midstate area trying to make a bigger name for themselves.
One of the stand out players on that short list is Brentwood Academy’s, Randy Brady. Brady is new to the Nashville area, as he was playing for The Baylor School before his family moved to the Nashville area.
The sophomore guard currently plays for the Brentwood Academy Eagles and following in the steps of players like Brandon Wright and Darius Garland, he is becoming the main attraction for the team.
Standing at 6’4”, Brady can shoot the basketball as well as take it to the basket and finish over shorter defenders. He still has some work to do on his three-point and midrange game, but as it stands right now, he will be the next in a long line of stars that laced up their basketball sneakers for the Brentwood Academy Eagles.
And although he is the focal point of the team, Eagles coach Hubie Smith loves how he has fit in.
“He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever been around. He works hard every day,” Smith said.
Another player to keep your eyes on is McGavock’s, Marvin Hughes. The junior guard is fielding offers from a few teams as he continues his scoring rampage in the city of Nashville.
In McGavock’s up-tempo style, Hughes gets plenty of chances to put the ball in the basket. He can take the ball off the rim and go coast-to-coast, bullying his way through the defense and finishing with finesse around the rim.
While he does need some work on his jump shot, he can get streaky and shoot the lights out as well. With McGavock getting that brand-new start to the season, Hughes will be pivotal for their success.
The better he is and the more efficient and successful he is, the more his team will be able to fill in around him as they make a push to the postseason.
Both Brady and Hughes may be underclassmen, but they are both critical to the success of their teams. While they play alongside other talented teammates, these two have the potential to be their respective team’s focal points.
For both Brady and Hughes, this is a chance to show what they are made of and it also is their chance to introduce those that are not aware of their talents to their world of basketball.