The 2030 class were the puppies on the travel basketball scene during the 2019 travel season. One of the most impressive teams nationally was Memphis Heat Prep 2030 out of Tennessee. We didn't personally see them but hope to see them and their entire program during the 2020 season.
Playing a lot of local tournaments, Memphis Heat Prep stepped out and played four national level tournament which were the BTR Main Event, Jammin for Jerseys, Primetime Showcase and MAYB Nationals. During those four events, they compiled a 15-1 record, three tournament championships and one 3rd place finish which was over the weekend at the MAYB Nationals.
Some standout players for Memphis Heat Prep 2030 to keep an eye on next season are Abram Burris Llamas, Dylan Randolph, and Ben Mitchum Jr.
The 2030 team wasn't the only standout team from the Memphis Heat Prep program. In addition to their 2030 team, their 2028 and 2024 teams also had real strong showings throughout the 2019 travel season.
The 2028 Memphis Heat Prep is led by Herman Parham and Jaydon Hill and boast a starting back court with a pair of top 2029 players (Braylen McCreight and Romar Carter). They were runner ups at the Hype Winter Jam losing to #1 ranked Texas United in the chip. They also double dipped in Dallas first weekend of June, they won the FOE Invitational and lost twice to two top ten teams in the MSI Invitational.
Memphis Heat Prep 2024 won the FOE Invitational tournament along with the Superchamps of America. Most recently they had a strong showing going 7-1 at the Primetime National Championships in Dallas. Memphis Heat Prep is led by Jeremiah Davis of Lafayette Middle School, Oxford MS and Julius Thedford Jr. of Bellevue Middle School, Memphis TN.
Stay tuned for more from Memphis Heat Prep in 2020.