Here are 25 high school players in Rutherford County and Cannon County to watch entering the 2013-14 season.
(Players listed in alphabetical order.)
* Brandy Alley, Riverdale, Sr. — Faulkner commitment and 6-1 center averaged 3.4 rebounds a year ago.
* Brianne Alexander, Smyrna, Sr. — Austin Peay commitment averaged 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds before season-ending knee injury.
* Ja’lyn Brooks, Lancaster Chr., Sr. — Morehead State commitment is key catalyst for the Lady Knights.
* Crystal Dangerfield, Blackman, So. — Point guard led Lady Blaze with 14.5 points and 3.4 assists as a freshman.
* LaToya Darby, La Vergne So. — The point guard averaged 11.9 points a game as a freshman for the Lady Wolverines.
* Shelbie Davenport, Riverdale, Sr. — Clemson commitment averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds as a junior.
* Nicole Duke, Eagleville, Jr. — Guard is one of five starters returning. She also is team’s leading scorer.
* Emily Eubank, Oakland, Sr. — Lipscomb commitment is a four-year starter at point guard and averaged 10.2 points last year.
* Rebekah Faulkner, Cannon Co., Sr. — Faulkner, a 6-0 post, averaged 6.1 points and 6.0 rebounds a game as a junior.
* Brandi Ferby, Stewarts Creek, Fr. — Gives Creek athleticism right away.
* Brianah Ferby, Stewarts Creek — Joins her sister in the backcourt that will give teams problems.
* Shelby Gibson, Oakland, So. — Battled foot injury during much of freshman season, gives Lady Pats power in the paint.
* Treasure Hunt, Smyrna, Jr. — Shooting guard averaged 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.
* MeMe Jackson, Blackman, Jr. — Sat out last season due to transfer rules. Gives Blaze another scorer.
* Alex Johnson, Blackman, Jr. — Post player averaged 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
* Paris Lawson, Lancaster Chr., Jr. — Transferred from Siegel, will give Lady Knights instant offense.
* Alex May, Providence Chr., Sr. — Senior will likely be PCA’s leading scorer this season.
* Alexa Middleton, Riverdale, Sr. — Tennessee commitment is a four-year starter, and led Riverdale with 15.9 points and 3.7 steals as a junior.
* Micah Norris, Blackman, Sr. — Lady Blaze guard is defensive standout with multiple mid-major offers.
* Ola Obi, Central Magnet, Jr. — Gives Lady Tigers strong presence in the paint.
* Kaitlin Oliver, Oakland, Sr. — Physical guard that can score from perimeter as well as inside.
* Erica Roberts, Siegel, Jr. — Lady Stars’ point guard keys team’s offensive attack.
* Abbey Sissom, Cannon Co., Sr. — The MTSU commitment averaged an area-best 20.5 points and 4.1 assists last season.
* Claudia Smith, Central Magnet, Jr. — Multi-sport athlete led Lady Tigers in scoring a year ago.
* Ashlynd Wilkerson, MTCS, So. — Athletic guard can drive past opponents as well as shoot from 3-point line.