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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

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Poythress and Glover Top State Scoring List (Week #1)


One of our favorite features begins again this week with the weekly scoring list. I accumulate information from around the state and put together, as best as I can with what information I can ascertain, a list of the top scoring efforts in East, Middle and West Tennessee. This first list will also include the Hall of Fame games.


We also look for interesting facts such as 1,000 point scoring milestones and other things of particular interest. If we miss a player please feel free to send me an email at andre@tnprephoops.com and I will make sure he is noticed on the following weeks scoring list.


College coaches have told me this is one of their favorite features as it helps them get an understanding on the pulse of the new season.


Blake Williams (Farragut) achieved a milestone this past week as the Farragut senior zoomed past the 1,000 point mark for his career.


Alex Poythress (Northeast) had a phenomenal opening week scoring 36 points in a win over CPA, then adding 34 in a win over Maplewood and finally ending the week with 26 in a win over Beech.


John Ross Glover (USJ) has stated his case for Mr. Basketball very early. The Lipscomb signee dropped 40 points against Brighton, 36 more against Madison and for good measure a cool 27 against Minford.


Arkansas signee Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) got off to a nice start scoring 25 points in each of his games against MUS and CBHS.


Cameron High (Lebanon) took scoring honors this week with a "high" game of 42 points against White County.


Mat Case (Cookeville) blasted out of the gate scoring 26 points against Jackson County and following up with 31 against Tullahoma.


Picking up the scoring slack for the graduated DeBrell McLemore, Kyle Tackett (Franklin) had a couple of very productive games scoring 30 points against Ezell-Harding and adding 25 against Forrest.


East Tennessee

Cody McClain (Hampton) 36pts vs. Sullivan Central

Jahmal Johnson (Walker Valley) 31pts vs. McMinn Central

Dylan McClellan (Cloudland) 30pts vs. David Crockett

Matt Shown (Alcoa) 29pts vs. Cocke County

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) 28pts vs. Greenback

Aaron Allmon (Austin East) 27pts vs. Farragut

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) 27pts vs. Science Hill

Eric Traylor (East Ridge) 27pts vs. Sequatchie County

Tre Tate (Alcoa) 27pts vs. Union County

Preston Russell (Tellico Plains) 27pts vs. Meigs County

Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) 27pts vs. Rhea County

Logan Brewer (Polk County) 26pts vs. McMinn County

Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) 26pts vs. Clarkrange

Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) 25pts vs. McMinn Central

John Crowe (University) 25pts vs. Unaka

Tanner Trent (Cherokee) 25pts vs. David Crockett

David Casaday (Sullivan East) 25pts vs. University

Kyle Gunter (Sunbright) 25pts vs. Karns


Middle Tennessee

Cameron High (Lebanon) 42pts vs. White County

Alex Poythress (Northeast) 36pts vs. CPA

Alex Poythress (Northeast) 34pts vs. Maplewood

Matt Pond (Centennial) 33pts vs. Cane Ridge

Hunter Culp (Camden Central) 32pts vs. Huntingdon

Zimmer Hunn (Lebanon) 31pts vs. Macon County

Derrick Spears (MTCS) 31pts vs. Aaron Academy

Sam Smith (Hume Fogg) 31pts vs. Ezell-Harding

Austin Gee (Ezell-Harding) 30pts vs. Hume Fogg

Cory Henley (Cannon County) 30pts vs. Marion County

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) 30pts vs. Pickett County

Craig Bradshaw (CPA) 30pts vs. Station Camp

Mat Case (Cookeville) 30pts vs. Tullahoma

Kyle Tackett (Franklin) 30pts vs. Ezell-Harding

Brett Waller (Sycamore) 30pts vs. LaVergne

Cham Cham Quao (Webb School) 29pts vs. Community

Charles Clark (Siegel) 28pts vs. East Ridge

Will Boshers (Hampshire) 28pts vs. East Hickman

Brad McClung (Station Camp) 27pts vs. Cane Ridge

Ladareas Palmer (McGavock) 27pts vs. White's Creek

Jake Clifft (Loretto) 27pts vs. Sante Fe

Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) 27pts vs. Hume Fogg

Kyle Weldon (Rossview) 27pts vs. Gallatin

Connor Peach (Greenbrier) 27pts vs. Stratford

Micah Farmer (MTCS) 27pts vs. F.C. Boyd Christian

Brad McClung (Station Camp) 27pts vs. Riverdale

Zach Castle (Monterey) 27pts vs. Midway

DeAnthony Smith (West Creek) 26pts vs. Columbia Central

DeAndre Lisenbee (Kenwood) 26pts vs. Sycamore

Fitzgerald Hopkins (Lincoln County) 26pts vs. Forrest

Robert Jarmon (White's Creek) 26pts vs. Cane Ridge

Alex Poythress (Northeast) 26pts vs. Beech

Jamonte Graham (Father Ryan) 26pts vs. LaVergne

Ben Kelley (Eagleville) 26pts vs. Summertown

Marquel Hickerson (Tullahoma) 26pts vs. Oakland

Mat Case (Cookeville) 26pts vs. Jackson County

Devin Robinson (Ravenwood) 26pts vs. Nashville Overton

Darrian Hambrick (Cane Ridge) 26pts vs. White's Creek

Connor Peach (Greenbrier) 26pts vs. Harpeth

Kane Young (White County) 26pts vs. Loudon

Matt Pond (Centennial) 26pts vs. Brentwood Academy

Zach Jenkins (Ezell-Harding) 25pts vs. Coffee County

Braxton Atnip (DeKalb County) 25pts vs. Gabriel Christian

Chad Henry (Clarkrange) 25pts vs. Cookeville

Zach Gentry (Sycamore) 25pts vs. East Literature

Josh Barr (Independence) 25pts vs. Lebanon

Kyle Tackett (Franklin) 25pts vs. Forrest

Stephen Howell (DeKalb County) 25pts vs. Warren County

Rollie Plunkett (Creek Wood) 25pts vs. Nashville Christian

Charles Clark (Siegel) 25pts vs. Bradley Central

Jack Montague (Brentwood) 25pts vs. Lebanon


West Tennessee

John Ross Glover (USJ) 40pts vs. Brighton

Kenneth Milbrook (Douglass) 39pts vs. Hamilton

Dontavious Sears (Manassas) 37pts vs. Wooddale

John Ross Glover (USJ) 36pts vs. Madison

Donovan Mathews (Douglass) 35pts vs. MAHS

Ramiel Pollard (McNairy Central) 34pts vs. Middleton

Heath Crouse (Greenfield) 29pts vs. Dresden

Darius Tomlin (Jackson Northside) 28pts vs. Riverside

Josh Crutcher (Hamilton) 27pts vs. Douglass

Danny Galvin (MUS) 27pts vs. Bishop Byrne

Davonte Hampton (Melrose) 27pts vs. Craigmont

Juwan Johnson (Southwind) 27pts vs. MHEA

John Ross Glover (USJ) 27pts vs. Munford

Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) 26pts vs. Arlington

Tony Phelps (Chester County) 26pts vs. TCA

Kip Owens (ECS) 25pts vs. Collierville

Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) 25pts vs. MUS

Demetrius Dyson (Brighton) 25pts vs. Collierville

Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) 25pts vs. CBHS

Tennessee Players on D1 Rosters (Part of 1 of 2)

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With the NCAA Tournament about to tip off on Thursday I thought this would be the right time to show everyone all the D1 players from the state of Tennessee who are currently listed on D1 rosters. These players are scholarship and walk-on's the rosters do not differentiate. There are a total of 130 players on D1 rosters and we will list them on two separate reports starting with the Atlantic 10 Conference and running through the Missouri Valley Conference.


If we missed anyone please let me know and I will get this corrected. This was a big undertaking and I am happy to show everyone where some of our boys have landed the past few seasons.



Atlantic 10 Conference


Sampson Carter (Ridgeway) 6-8 Junior WF


Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech) 5-8 Freshman PG


Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

North Carolina

Leslie McDonald (Briarcrest) 6-4 Junior SG


Atlantic Sun Conference


Blake Jenkins (Bearden) 6-7 Sophomore WF

Holden Mobley (MBA) 6-3 Freshman SG

Ian Clark (Germantown) 6-3 Junior SG

Reese Cha,berlain (Beech) 6-1 Freshman PG

Adam Barnes (Clarksville) 6-2 Junior SG

Scott Saunders (BGA) 6-10 Senior C

East Tennessee State

Todd Halvorsen (Dobyns-Bennett) 6-2 Sophomore SG

Lester Wilson (Carter) 6-4 Freshman WF

John Walton (Mitchell) 6-7 Freshman PF

Jarvis Jones (Mitchell) 6-2 Junior SG


Eric Richardson (White Station) 6-9 Freshman PF


Zavion Williams (West Creek) 5-10 Freshman PG

Carter Sanderson (Lipscomb) 6-1 Freshman SG

Deonte Alexander (Glencliff) 6-1 Junior PG

Jacob Arnett (Tipton-Rosemark) 6-4 Junior SG

Robert Boyd (Fulton) 6-3 Sophomore PG

Demarius Smith (Kenwood) 6-4 Freshman WF

Martin Smith (Clarksville Academy) 6-4 Freshman WF

Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) 6-5 Freshman WF

Marvin Williams (White Station) 6-8 Freshman PF


Hunter Miller (CPA) 6-1 Junior SG


Ty Greene (Bearden) 6-2 Freshman SG



Big 12 Conference


Laurence Bowers (St. George's) 6-8 Senior WF

Oklahoma State

Philip Jurick (East Ridge) 6-11 Junior C



Big East Conference


Octavious Ellis (Whitehaven) 6-9 Freshman PF


Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy) 6-10 Freshman PF/C


Todd Mayo (Germantown) 6-3 Freshman SG



Big Sky Conference

Idaho State

Melvin Morgan (Bolton) 5-11 Junior PG

Sherrod Baldwin (Collierville) 6-0 Junior PG

Nick Mason (Southwind) 6-1 Sophomore SG

Big South Conference

Charleston Southern

Jeremy Sexton (Temple) 6-2 Junior SG


J.P. Primm (Dickson County) 6-1 Senior PG


Josh Johnson (Hendersonville) 6-3 Senior SG

Jay Reynolds (Maryville) 6-10 Junior C



Big Ten Conference


Andre Hollins (White Station) 6-1 Freshman SG

Austin Hollins (Germantown) 6-4 Sophomore WF



Colonial Athletic Conference

George Mason

Johhny Williams (Briarcrest) 6-8 Junior PF


Cedrick Williams (Siegel) 6-8 Freshman PF



Conference USA


Ferrakohn Hall (White Station) 6-8 Junior PF

Joe Jackson (White Station) 5-11 Sophomore PG

Chris Crawford (Sheffield) 6-4 Sophomore SG

Tarik Black (Ridgeway) 6-8 Sophomore PF

Trey Draper (White Station) 5-10 Freshman PG

Charles Holt (Liberty Tech) 5-10 Junior PG

Preston Laird (Germantown) 6-3 Senior SG

Adonis Thomas (Melrose) 6-6 Freshman WF

Southern Mississippi

Torrye Pelham (Maplewood) 6-6 Senior PF


Tim Peete (Memphis Central) 6-4 Sophomore SG


Gabriel McCulley (Craigmont) 6-7 Senior PF



Horizon League


Erik Buggs (White Station) 5-11 Junior PG



Ivy League


Meiko Lyles (USN) 6-3 Sophomore SG


Miles Asafo-Adjei (Ensworth) 6-2 Junior PG

Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) 6-6 Sophomore WF


Brendan Connolly (Father Ryan) 6-11 Junior C



Mid-American Conference

Kent State

Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) 6-4 Freshman SG

Northern Illinois

Antone Christian (MLK) 6-2 Sophomore PG

DeAndre Barnette (Liberty Tech) 6-4 Freshman WF




Maryland-Eastern Shore

Akeem Anderson (Memphis East) 6-6 Junior PF



Missouri Valley Conference


Lewis Jones (Carver) 6-3 Junior SG

This Week at Tennessee Prep Hoops (Dec. 17-23)


Welcome to our newest weekly feature. This segment will be called This Week at Tennessee Prep Hoops and will feature what's happening in the hoops world in our state information on upcoming tournaments, commitments, future showcases, unsigned senior events and more.



This week saw me travel the backwoods to Wartburg to check out the Franchise Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central). The Houston Baptist signee was at his best scoring 23 points on 11 of 12 shooting from the field. On Saturday the Smokey Mountain Holiday Classic was my destination. Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) was not going to let "Hog-Eye" lose this one as they came back from a 10 point halftime deficit to defeat Pulaski County (KY) 61-58. Ramsey garnered MVP honors and tallied 28 in the title contest. Joining him on the All-Tournament squad were Brock McCoin (Livingston Academy) and Wade Eldridge (Livingston Academy).  

Richland behind 19 points from Cody Jordan (Richland) and 18 more from Brett Boatright (Richland) pulled away from Whitwell in the small school division of the Smokey Mountain Holiday Classic to the tune of 78-51. Carson Edwards (Richland) took home MVP honors and was joined on the glitter squad by Jordan and Boatright.



Here is the list of players that were submitted to the McDonald's All-American nomination committee. The quantity is based on state population and thus Tennessee generally gets 24 to 25 nominations. Here are my submissions in alphabetical order:


Jamal Calvin (McCallie)

Markel Crawford (Melrose)

Jmaonte Davis (Hillsboro)

Asa Duvall (Brentwood)

Demetrius Dyson (Covington)

Corn Elder (Ensworth)

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central)

Jamonte Graham (Father Ryan)

Robert Hubbs (Dyer County)

Jujuan Johnson (Southwind)

Josh Jones (Memphis Central)

Nick King (Memphis East)

Jaquan Lewis (Dickson County)

A.J. Merriweather (Jackson Southside)

Austin Nichols (Briarcrest Christian)

Cameron Payne (Lausanne)

Josh Phillips (PJPII)

Matt Pond (Centennial)

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy)

Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial)

Burton Sampson (Knoxville Webb)

Darius Thompson (Blackman)

Rhyan Townes (Arlington)

Reggie Upshaw (Baylor)

Johnathan Williams (Southwind)



Starting in January I will have the Game of the Week feature back in the fold and hopefully let everyone know about the top upcoming games in all areas of the state each week.



Thanks to those of you who sent me additional information on some of the Holiday events we did not have listed last week. I also ask anyone who can help provide some additional info as I will be attending as many of the events as I am able. I hope to do stories on as many of the events as we can ascertain information for and will need some additional information to make sure we cover as many of the events as we are able. This is one of the best times of the year for basketball and I look forward to seeing everyone out and about at the various venues around the state.



East Tennessee

Levi Woods (Meigs County)

You may not know him but I assure you he has some serious game. The rising guard point/shooting guard is averaging around 25 per game this season for the Tigers and is drawing some attention from coaches around the state.


Middle Tennessee

Jacob McLennan (Huntland)

This kid might be the best shooter that not many of you have heard or seen. The lanky rising senior is an athletic 6'3 and has a stroke that few can match. He played his freshman ball in Alabama and in three seasons is challenging 1,500 points for the Hornets of Huntland.


West Tennessee

Jeremy Hemphill (Memphis Central)

A transfer from Memphis East, Hemphill has been sensational on the young season. The senior guard is scoring points and running the show for former Colorado and current Memphis Central mentor Ricardo Patten.  





East Tennessee

Science Hill

The Hilltoppers are off to a blazing start at 17-1 behind some serious guard play from seniors Will Adams (Science Hill) and C.J. Good (Science Hill). Coach Cutlip is deep playing about 10 to 12 players and as is typical Science Hill they are relentless and defend from baseline to baseline. They are arguably the best team in East Tennessee and will have a strong chance to repeat as a member of the class heading to the ‘Boro in March.


Middle Tennessee

Waverly Central

District 11AA will be one for all of us to keep an eye on as Cheatham County and Waverly Central appear headed for some collisions on the hardwood. New coach Les Trotter has the Tigers playing inspired basketball led by seniors Austin Mullinax (Waverly Central) and McKenzie Eldridge (Waverly Central). Mullinax leads the scoring brigade but rising junior guard J'Honathan Smith (Waverly Central) is one to keep an eye on as Waverly makes waves in Class AA.


West Tennessee


Could this be the year that someone unseats the perennial favorite Ensworth at the DII state tournament? The Purple Wave are playing very well right now sporting a solid 13-1 mark led by junior sharpshooter Josh Bougher (CBHS) and interior force Charlie Oswalt (CBHS).  


State Tournament…………..Who’s In (Updated as we Find Out)


Who's going to the state tournament.......................


We will continue to update this story as we get the results from around the state.


Class AAA

Dyer County

Oak Ridge









Class AA




Jackson Southside

East Nashville



Livingston Academy



Class A


Grace Christian

Wartburg Central



Mt. Pleasant


Lake County

Tennessee Tigers… July Schedule


Under the national radar is a good place to be come July.

Knowing enough about your squad to be curious brings the coaches around to get a good look at what they have heard.

The Tennessee Tigers have a few prospects that will invite the onlookers with the logo emblazoned attire to courtside.

Cory Stanton (Springfield) is embarking on his first real run at summer love. The talented rising senior guard has the opportunity to make a big name for himself and become part of the consciousness of coaches who recruit the state of Tennessee. He will recieve alot of interest this summer.

Carter Sanderson (Lipscomb) will have the opportunity to play against some of the best athletes in the nation and the shooting star will make all take notice that he is more than just a shooter, bet on it. 

Blake Bell (Lipscomb), David Sanders (MLK), Matthew Powell (Lipscomb),Mykal Titlow (Greenback), Taylor Cummings (MLK) and Desmond Johnson (Overton) are the glue players who set the tone for the Tigers. Be it tough defense, a timely shot or simply making a play the guys are the difference between winning and losing. 

On the interior the Tigers boast a very intriguing prospect or two. Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy) catches the imagination because he's 6'9 so coaches will come to watch. The emerging big man has secured a few offers but this could be his epic comeuppance with a solid showing against some of the better bigs in the nation. Reggie Gilmore (Tyner Academy) is long and athletic. His raw skills and never quit attitude make him attractive as he polishes his offensive game. Calvin Settles (Ensworth) is a big body who can spell either big man and score off the dribble.

July Schedule:

Hoosier Shootout-Indianapolis (July 6-9)

Kentucky HoopFest-Louisville (July 9-12)

AAU 17U Super Showcase-Orlando (July 23-27)

AAU 17U Nationals-Orlando (July 26-31)