Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Division I Commitments

Fatodd Lewis (Raleigh Egypt) was one of those players that everyone in Memphis knew about but few outside the city were aware of.

 

 

A big time rebounding machine and capable scoring threat, Lewis parlayed a solid senior campaign into a D1 commitment pledging his wares to new coach Heath Schroyer...

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Memphis Big Joins Seahawks
Memphis Big Joins Seahawks
Bison Nab BGA Dynamo

Nathan Moran (BGA) had a dream.

The senior guard also had some lofty goals for his final high school campaign.

Win a state championship....check

Take home state tournament MVP honors...check

 

 

Stay home for college....check

Moran will stay close to home and play for Coach Casey Alexander...

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Bison Nab BGA Dynamo
Bison Nab BGA Dynamo

Malik Pugh (Dyer County) patiently waited his turn.

Playing in the shadow of Tennessee freshman Robert Hubbs last season Pugh knew his time would come.

Pugh began his senior season like he was shot out of a rocket.

Breaking single game scoring records and lighting up the Dyer County gym, Pugh had...

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Choctaw Leader Headed to the Colonial
Choctaw Leader Headed to the Colonial
Paladins Snag Knoxville Scoring Machine

Devin Sibley (Karns) put an end to his recruitment choosing to play for the Paladins of Furman University.

Sibley, who played his summer basketball with the Tennessee Chosen Few, is a high scoring guard who is looking to rewrite the record books for the Beavers this season.

 

 

Furman plays in the...

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Paladins Snag Knoxville Scoring Machine
Paladins Snag Knoxville Scoring Machine

And the hits just keep on coming.

Josh Bougher (CBHS) has been a bit off the radar in the basketball world. An injury kept the rising senior guard from participating last summer but his production as a junior at CBHS and his work the summer before his junior campaign kept...

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Memphis Shooter Chooses the Golden Eagles
Memphis Shooter Chooses the Golden Eagles

Curtis Phillips (White Station) may not be a household name to a lot of folks in the state.

 

 

The 6'3 rising senior plays at one of the top high schools in the state and is often overshadowed by higher profile teammates such as Leron Black and Chris Chiozza.

Make no mistake...

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Camels Corral Memphis Sleeper
Camels Corral Memphis Sleeper
CPA Sharp-Shooter Heads to the Sun Belt

As the high school season gets underway for real next week some seniors have some really tough life decisions to come to grips with.

As a recruited athlete should you make your decision before your senior year and play stress free or should you wait for perhaps a better offer?

 

 

My...

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CPA Sharp-Shooter Heads to the Sun Belt
CPA Sharp-Shooter Heads to the Sun Belt

C.J. Anderson (Arlington) is the next player off the board.

 

 

The 8th commitment for the Class of 2014, Anderson parlayed a solid summer playing for the Team Thad juggernaut into a place on a quality D1 roster next fall.

Anderson will take his talents to the University of Massachusetts.

The Minutemen play...

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Memphis Area Guard Headed to the Atlantic 10
Memphis Area Guard Headed to the Atlantic 10
CPA Star Headed to the Big South

Braxton Bonds (CPA) wasted no time in ending his recruitment as the CPA point man and heart and soul of the two-time defending state champions will attend Liberty University next fall.

Bonds, who ran this summer with the Nashville D13 Elite, becomes the seventh player in the Class of 2014...

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CPA Star Headed to the Big South
CPA Star Headed to the Big South
Colonels Enlist Clarksville Shooter

Daniel Norl (Kenwood) is headed to the OVC.

The Clarksville shooting star ended his recruitment this Sunday with a pledge to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

The Colonels are a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and are coached by Jeff Neubauer.

They finished 25-10 last season.

Norl, who played for Nashville D13 Elite,...

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Colonels Enlist Clarksville Shooter
Colonels Enlist Clarksville Shooter
Black Chooses the Fighting Illini

And the top dawg is off the board.

Leron Black (White Station) ended his much ballyhooed recruitment today choosing the Fighting Illini of Illinois.

Black, who we have ranked as the top player in the state, chose the Illini over Indiana, Tennessee and Baylor.

After a summer filled with some injuries, Black...

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Black Chooses the Fighting Illini
Black Chooses the Fighting Illini
"Big Rob" Heading to the Sun Belt

This is the time in the basketball calendar, just before school gets underway, where players weigh their options and decide if they wish to pursue some of the offers that came their way after a productive summer.

Some choose to play out the high school season and attempt to move...

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"Big Rob" Heading to the Sun Belt
"Big Rob" Heading to the Sun Belt
Memphis Big Chooses the Rebels

 With July fresh upon us a few players feel the need to get their college decision behind them so they can concentrate on making the most of the hot months in front of their future college coaches.

Marcanvis Hymon (Whiteheaven) falls into that scenario as the rising senior ended his...

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Memphis Big Chooses the Rebels
Memphis Big Chooses the Rebels

Another one comes off the board and that makes two for the Spartans of White Station as versatile swing man Davell Roby (White Station) chose St. Louis as his college destination this past week.

The 6'4 Roby, who toils with Team Penny in the EYBL during the summer months, will...

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Roby Chooses the Billikens
Roby Chooses the Billikens
Gators Take Spartan Sparkplug

With the first commitment of the Class of 2014 in the state of Tennessee, the Florida Gators select Chris Chiozza (White Station).

 The sensational little guard was a shining star in April and decided to end all speculation and chose to play for the SEC stalwart and national championship...

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Gators Take Spartan Sparkplug
Gators Take Spartan Sparkplug