One of the state's storied programs just keeps rolling along and this group of 15's will keep them among the state's elite. Athleticism will be the vital component for this group led by ultra athlete Lester Wilson (Knoxville Carter). The wiry 6'4 jumping jack will be counted upon for wing; as well as, inside buckets and will need to be big on the glass. Versatility will come in the form of Paxton Oglesby (South Carolina), the younger brother of Clemson sharpshooter Terrence Oglesby, Big Pax will battle and be called upon to play multiple positions while on the floor.
Joining Wilson in the frontcourt a trio of big boys including Preston Vaught (Science Hill), Dajon Porter (Brainerd) and Tres Palmer (Powell). Palmer has the shooting touch to step outside and keep his defender honest.
The backcourt will be deep and provide majority of the Travelers scoring prowess. Running the show my man Brandon Lopez (Austin East) will make things happen along with Rico White (Bearden).
White will also run some from the two along with a host of solid guards including Jordan Cross (Sullivan East), Galen Campbell (Bearden) and Alex Tipton (Maryville).
So much talent in the Memphis area begats two big time squads. The Stallions boast the state's top ranked Class of 2011 talent in Adonis Thomas (Melrose). The 6'5 manchild will play up when called upon but have his share of games with this group.
Athletes dot this roster at all spots on the floor inlcuding power forward Marvin Williams (White Station), Marcus Crawford (Shefffield) and Antonio Fields (Craigmont).
Guard play will be strong with Fields joined by Darious Paige (Southwind) and Courtney Warren (Mississippi); as well as, Tevin Smith and Joseph Northington (Arkansas).
Deep and talented are always Memphis trademarks but with Thomas and Williams the Stallions will be a handful on the interior.
East Tennessee Force
As of right now most of the players on this team will not be familiar names to most of you. Playing behind talented seniors and juniors they are biding their time and ready to make themselves known throughout the state.
The ET Force dominated competition in their first tourney together and hopes to build on this success for a nice run this summer.
In the backcourt the force is led by point guards Zane Roberts (Anderson County) and Bradley Brooks (Scott).
Wings and shooter are plentiful with future stars Jake Sexton (Scott), Zach Ballinger (Powell), and Zach Stinnett (Maryville).
The Force lacks a great deal of size but will get maximum effort from 6'4 Charlie Phillips (Anderson County) and Alan Holt (Anderson County).
The vaunted Mid-State Ballerz approach this season with some youngsters ready to make names for themselves as well.
In the backcourt the Ballerz will feature Isiah Washington (Shelbyville), Michael Carr (Dickson County), Ryan Yeates (Liberty Tech) and Dexter Moore (Covington).
Size will be a short coming for the Ballerz, however Seth Jarrell (Shelbyville) should squelch that problem with his 6'5 frame. Surrounding him will be Drew Thompkins (Cookeville), Odgra Bobo (Liberty Tech) and Demetrus Claybon (Covington).