Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Division I Commitments

Vick Rides with the Pony Express...Memphis Stud chooses SMU

I can remember like it was yesterday.

Where is this Douglas school, who is this kid?

 

 

 

 

Coaches wanted to know.

LaGerald Vick (Douglass) was attracting attention.

A 6'4 guard with brilliant handles, soft shooting touch and that sleek Memphis swagger that so many covet, Vick was that guy.

He was on display this summer...

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Vick Rides with the Pony Express...Memphis Stud chooses SMU
Vick Rides with the Pony Express...Memphis Stud chooses SMU
Dedric Makes Two Lawsons to the Tigers....Moves to 2015

Todd Day could not be happier.

The former Arkansas Razorback and Memphis Prep standout took the reigns of Hamilton High School this upcoming hoops season not knowing if his two best players would be of service to him.

 

 

 

 

The brothers Lawson, Keelon and Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) were scheduled to attend Jacksonville...

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Dedric Makes Two Lawsons to the Tigers....Moves to 2015
Dedric Makes Two Lawsons to the Tigers....Moves to 2015

Student-athlete is a term that we should all embrace.

The true student-athlete seems to be a forgotten soul in some circles these days but here is a nice story to brighten your spirits and keep you rolling down the right path.

 

 

 

Troy Whiteside (Knoxville Webb) is a true student-athlete.

The Knoxville Webb...

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Whiteside Keeps the Big Red Pipeline Alive
Whiteside Keeps the Big Red Pipeline Alive
The Mighty Quinn Selects Samford

Dakota Quinn (Davidson Academy) turned heads upon his arrival to the Music City.

The Tennessee Tigers showcased his skills on their 17 and under squad and with each and every event the list of suitors became longer.

 

 

At 6'7 with length and skill, the mighty Quinn was a must have for...

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The Mighty Quinn Selects Samford
The Mighty Quinn Selects Samford
Mathews Stays Home...Chooses the Bison

What a difference a summer can make.

At this time last year, Garrison Mathews (Franklin) was hardly a blip on the recruiting radar scene.

 

 

After a summer on the circuit playing with the Nashville Flood, the 6'5 shooting sensation accumulated a few offers and chose to stay right there at home...

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Mathews Stays Home...Chooses the Bison
Mathews Stays Home...Chooses the Bison
Rebel, Rebel......Fitzpatrick is a Rebel

What's in a name?

You call him Dorsey, Ill call him Fitzpatrick.

 

 

 

Either way Donte Fitzpatrick (Southwind) is now officially off the board.

The talented combo guard parlayed an outstanding July playing with EYBL runner-up Team Penny into several offers and decided to stay relatively close to home choosing the Rebels of...

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Rebel, Rebel......Fitzpatrick is a Rebel
Rebel, Rebel......Fitzpatrick is a Rebel
Big Nick Says Yes to the Tigers

As one of the top summer programs not only in the Memphis area but in the entire country Team Thad, a program headed by NBA star Thaddeus Young, it came as a huge surprise that after 17 D1 signees in the past few seasons that the hometown Memphis Tigers...

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Big Nick Says Yes to the Tigers
Big Nick Says Yes to the Tigers
Lawson Stays Home......Tigers Rejoice

Will he stay or will he go?

Depends on who you ask.

 

 

 

Keelon Lawson (Hamilton) became the first player in the Class of 2015 in Tennessee to pledge his commitment to Josh Pastner and the Tigers of Memphis.

In the meantime speculation that the brothers, Keelon and his younger rising junior cohort...

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Lawson Stays Home......Tigers Rejoice
Lawson Stays Home......Tigers Rejoice

With the summer in the rearview mirror, several players took it upon themselves to make the most difficult decision of their young lives.

Making a college decision before your final high school season can be a wise move for some.

 

 

You can concentrate on leading your team deep into the playoffs...

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Wertner Headed to the West Coast
Wertner Headed to the West Coast

When your on top of the world, good things seem to happen.

Winning a state championship....very good thing.

 

All-Tournament team in Class AA...another good thing.

Chris McNeal (Jackson Southside) did a great deal of good things this past season culminating with his college choice.

McNeal ended the suspense and has decided to play...

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McNeal Pledges for the Hilltoppers
McNeal Pledges for the Hilltoppers