Class of 2019 point guard Damion Baugh has transferred to Tennessee Prep out of Memphis, Tennessee after spending most of the season with Lincoln Academy (GA).
Baugh was formerly a class of 2018 prospect while playing at Cane Ridge (TN) last year, but reclassified to the 2019 class when joining Lincoln Academy earlier this season. He joins an already guard heavy team that features four-star guards Antavion Collum and Brandon Nicholas, who both have multiple Division 1 offers. Although, Baugh is no stranger to playing with talented guards, as he played alongside three-star point guard Myreon Jones while at Lincoln Academy.
“Damion brings a dynamic skill set with his ball skills and knowledge of the game,” says Tennessee Prep head coach Harold Rayford, “He’s going to bring more length and athleticism, which will increase our defensive pressure.”
Being the athletic guard that he is, Baugh utilizes his quickness and leaping ability to jump passing lanes, as well as challenge offensive players at the rim. He uses a quick first step to get by defenders when the ball is in his hands and attacks the rim where he uses his strength to finish. At 6’3″, with a long frame, Baugh rebounds well for his position and even recorded a triple-double with a stat line of 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists while at Lincoln Academy earlier this season. As shows from that stat line, Baugh is also an extremely willing passer and does well to find open teammates on the offensive end.
Aside from basketball, the move provides Baugh with an excellent academic opportunity at Tennessee Prep, a school that “provides quality education and elite training for students,” according to the school’s website.
Baugh is still getting his feet wet with Tennessee Prep, as he has only played in two games with the team, but he’ll look to help them win two championships over the next couple weeks. Tennessee Prep will be playing in the USA National Prep Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week and will follow up with The Grind Session’s World Championships in Owensboro, Kentucky next week. Baugh will need to be a key piece for the team as they look to bring home home two trophies.