I had an opportunity to attend the Crossroads Elite Camp in Wichita, Kansas. There was a plethora of young talent in the building.
In these types of settings, it’s very easy to see talent with the naked eye. It becomes even more intriguing when you have young men approach you and thank you for taking photos and writing articles on them.
2024 6’1” 170-pound guard Jaye Nash of Briarcrest Christian School, (Tenn) is a player that really demanded my attention. I was impressed with his skill set, but I was more impressed when he stopped me and thanked me for snapping a photo of him.
Jaye is a confident young man and it shows when he steps on the floor. Jaye expressed to me that his family is his motivation! He stated, “I want to be in a position to give back to my family and help them with whatever they need.”
Jaye’s father introduced him to the game of basketball at a young age. His father wasted no time with throwing him into the fire. He played on a YMCA five and six-year-old team at the tender age of 3 years old. Basketball is in this young man’s blood; his father played for Christian Brothers University located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jaye is a downhill quick athletic guard that can finish through traffic. He demonstrates pinpoint court vision for his age. Jaye’s ability to attack the paint is above average. His dribble penetration is extremely effective.
Oftentimes, when I do these types of interviews; I throw out random questions. I asked Jaye: “What makes him special as a young man?” Jaye stated, “I think what makes me special is my drive and dedication to be great. I will never let someone outwork me, and I’m humble as an individual.
Jaye is a solid on-ball defender that has an active motor. He can be very disruptive on the defensive side of the ball; by creating deflection and steals. Jaye shows good mobility and playmaking skills.
Jaye Nash is definitely one of the top guards in the class of 2024 in the state of Tennessee. At the current moment, he is being recruited by: Alabama, Jacksonville, Ole Miss, Memphis, UAPB, and Texas Southern just to name a few.
We will continue to track the progress of top players in the class of 2024.