Clay's HS Report - December 1

Clay's HS Report - December 1
Chloe Kitts

Tianna Thompson competes with her club team at the BCS Elite 32 in July of 2021. *Photo by Anthony Lugardo.

The opening weeks of the high school season is a great way to get a fresh view of some of the top prospects nationwide. My season started off in the southeast. Here is a look at several prospects who caught my attention during the first two weeks:


Class of 2024 guard Tianna Thompson of Galloway School (GA) dropped 30 points in a game that I watched on Tuesday night. Her most recent offer is from Virginia Tech.

Her sister, Taryn, is a class of 2026 guard and had 31 points in her first JV game for Galloway this week as well.

Class of 2024 guard Raina McGowens of Wren (SC) has the skill set and bloodline to be a high level lead guard. She is a quarterback on the floor. Her older brothers, Bryce and Trey, are currently playing at Nebraska. 

On her same school team, class of 2023 post Riley Stack is finding a rhythm. She’s an outside to inside threat even at 6-foot-4. That said, Stack made the nice post move I saw this week with a drop over her right shoulder into a left-hand half-hook that kissed softly off the glass. 

Class of 2024 guard Ava Grace Watson of Buford (GA) plays for a school team that moves as hard and quickly from drill to drill as any in the country. Watson didn’t even seem to be fazed or winded in the least bit by the pace of the action. In that regard, she’s a potential major minute guard at any level who should bring both athleticism and quite possibly elite level on ball defense.

Keep an eye on Class of 2024 guard Trinity Vance of Legacy Early College (SC). I watched her matchup against DME Academy on Saturday. She’s got length on the wing standing just under 5-10 and showed that she can create offense off the bounce.

In that same game, class of 2023 wing Chloe Kitts of DME Academy (FL) really got it going in the second half. She’s a tough matchup for just about any high school nationally when she gets in her bag.


Brandon Clay serves as the Director of Scouting for and owns The Evaluation Report, which is read by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He also serves as the Executive Skills Director for the Brandon Clay Scouting Academy Series.

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