Catching up with commitments has proven to be a full time job these days. Lets see what we have.
On the east side of the state the Scots of Maryville College have secured a number of commitments from all over the area. Clark McCall (Maryville) will remain close to home and play for venerable mentor Randy Lambert and the Scots. McCall was instrumental in helping lead the Rebels to a spot in the Class AAA state tournament this past year. Joining him from East Tennessee will be Jack Rase (Powell). A vital cog in the Panther machine that made some noise this season, Rase is a shooter and lead guard who will enjoy the Maryville College system,
Moving to the middle of the state the Scots have landed high scoring point guard Austin Gee (Ezell-Harding) and Austin Mullinax (Waverly Central). Gee was a 1,000 point scorer in high school and will be counted to provide some back-up for the Scots this season. Mullinax is a combo forward who can score in a multitude of ways, he will be eased into the rotation as he learns the college game.
Staying on the DIII track, Tom Kasier (MBA) will attend the University of Dallas for his college choice. Dallas plays in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Over in DII, Lee's McRae announced the signing of Chase Arnold (Sullivan North). A prolific scorer and rebounder in high school, Arnold will hope to make an immediate impact for coach Steve Hardin and the Bobcats.
Junior colleges move to the forefront this time of the year as they are scooping up players to fill their respective rosters.
Staying in state, Cleveland State and coach Lee Cigliano went hard and heavy in the local area securing four commitments to play for the Chargers this up coming season. Marcellus Roberts (KnoxvilleCentral), Matt Whitmire (Bradley Central), Stetson Moore (Knoxville Halls) and Ethan Hayes (Anderson County) will all head down to Cleveland for their next level of basketball.
Trey McPherson (Macon County) will stay relatively close to home as the shooting guard will attendVolunteer State Community College in Gallatin. Vol State is coached by Rusty Melvin.
Eric Darrett (Maplewood) has chosen to leave the state and he will attend Rend Lake Junior Collegein Illinois.
Itawamba Junior College in Mississippi welcomes one of the top scorers in the Memphis prep ranks the past couple of seasons Tyrone Wooten (Trezevant).
The top scorer in Memphis this past season, Zamarlus Griffin (BTW) will also head to Mississippi for his college career. Griffin has signed with Mississippi Delta Community College.
State Champion Memphis Southwind will send another player into the college ranks as wing forwardDeckie Johnson (Southwind) is headed to Angelina Junior College in Texas.
Remaining in Texas, Darrius Brown (Northeast) will also venture South and attend Odessa Junior College.