July is in full effect and the next stop on the caravan of hoops, the 3rd annual Battle at the Bluff begins this Sunday and runs through Tuesday the 15th.
The games will take place at Finch Center on the University of Memphis Campus, Christian Brothers University and the Memphis Grizzlies Athletic Center.
For more inforamtion on the event check out www.ydahoops.com.
The state is well represented at the Battle. Teams include:
The Pacers feature the Real Thing Joe Jackson (White Station) and emerging big man Tarik Black (Ridgeway).
Can't have an event in Memphis without representation from the Hoopers. Reginald Buckner (Manassas), the recent Ole Miss commitment, is the main attraction but Coach Harold has some other fine players on the squad including John David Little (Mississippi), Josh Wilkerson (Progressive Christian) and Tonye Smith (Progressive Christian).
Playing an age group up this team has some good solid players including Eric Watson (Mississippi), Walter Davis (Southwind), Johnny Dunavent (Bolton), and Clay Hillard (Bartlett).
Fresh off a solid performance at the adidas take 5 classic, the Celtics are deep and talented. Led Kentucky signee Jon Hood (Kentucky), Drew Kelly (Centennial), Drew Barham (CBHS) and Class of 2010 top 100 national player Casey Prather (Jackson Northside).
Tennessee YOMCA Tigers
Rounding back into full roster form the Tigers are currently tearing up the Kentucky Hoopfest and will make the mad dash over to Memphis. John "Silk" Jenkins (Station Camp), fresh off an outstanding Lebron James Skills Academy weekend, is loaded and ready for action. Look for big weeks from Gabriel Campbell (Bearden), Gary Pope (Ensworth) and Joshua Lee (Maplewood).
Memphis Idlewild Wildcats and Nashville Stallions are also listed on the roster of participating teams.