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Regions 5AAA-8AAA Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams


With region play ready to tip this weekend we have put together our Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams encompassing all three classifications. We will release our selections each day starting with Class A Regions 1-4 followed in succession by Class A Regions 5-8, Class AA Regions 1-4, Class AA Regions 5-8, Class AAA Regions 1-4, Class AAA Regions 5-8 and DII Class A and AA. As always we consulted coaches and respected people in the appropriate areas to assist us in this information. Some areas we had less success than others obtaining information so that could be reflected in our selections. The All-Region team will consist of 10 players. There will be an additional 7-10 players selected as honorable mention for each district. Players are listed in no particular order except MVP.




District 9AAA Regular Season Champion: Hendersonville

District 9AAA Regular Season MVP: Jacob Williams (Wilson Central)

District 10AAA Regular Season Champion: Kenwood/Dickson County

District 10AAA Regular Season MVP: Jequan Lewis (Dickson County)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 5AAA All-Region Team

Jequan Lewis (Dickson County) Region MVP

Jacob Williams (Wilson Central)

Daniel Norl (Kenwood)

David Sheehan (Hendersonville)

Darrius Brown (Northeast)

Reagan Johnson (Mt. Juliet)

Axel Magnuson (Rossview)

Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville)

Tyler Spicer (Dickson County)

Brandon Donaldson (Henry County)


Honorable Mention:

Phillip Smith (West Creek)

Nolan Chowbay (Mt. Juliet)

Drake Young (Clarksville)

Phillip Baites (Beech)

Matt Hall (Wilson Central)

Caleb Tuck (Dickson County)

Kyle Anderton (Station Camp)

Trent McLaurin (Kenwood)

Tramon Moore (Northwest)

District 11AAA Regular Season Champion: Brentwood

District 11AAA Regular Season MVP: Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro)

District 12AAA Regular Season Champion: McGavock

District 12AAA Regular Season MVP: C.J. McEwen (McGavock)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 6AAA All-Region Team

Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) Region MVP

Asa Duvall (Brentwood)

Joey Barnes (Ravenwood)

Matt Pond (Centennial)

Vic Wharton (Independence)

C.J. McEwen (McGavock)

Ivan Alsup (Nashville Overton)

James McPherson (Brentwood)

Devonta Odom (Hunter's Lane)

Andy Schumpert (Brentwood)

Honorable Mention:

Khan Hosey (Antioch)

Shaq Davis (Nashville Overton)

Cam Miller (Independence)

DeQuan Bond (Cane Ridge)

Cody Shelton (Brentwood)

Kyle Tackett (Franklin)

District 13AAA Regular Season Champion: Dyer County

District 13AAA Regular Season MVP: Robert Hubbs (Dyer County)

District 14AAA Regular Season Champion: Craigmont

District 14AAA Regular Season MVP: Ladarius Coleman (Craigmont)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 7AAA All-Region Team

Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) Region MVP

Jonathan Starks (Munford)

Ladarius Coleman (Craigmont)

K.J. Bates (Arlington)

Will Shelton (Hardin County)

Markeston Bostic (Dyer County)

Chris Taylor (Bolton)

Kameron Foster (Munford)

Rhyan Townes (Arlington)

Lamarcus Mosley (Dyer County)

Honorable Mention:

El Paso Johnson (Millington)

Nate Hoover (Bartlett)

Chris Smith (Hardin County)

Lorenzo Hunt (Brighton)

Chester Hooker (Cordova)

T.Q Brewster (Craigmont)

James Kilpatrick (Cordova)

Malik Pugh (Dyer County)

Antonie Williams (Jackson Northside)

District 15AAA Regular Season Champion: Ridgeway

District 15AAA Regular Season MVP: Jujuan Johnson (Southwind)

District 16AAA Regular Season Champion: Hamilton

District 16AAA Regular Season MVP: Nick King (Memphis East)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 8AAA All-Region Team

Jujuan Johnson (Southwind) Region MVP

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton)

Leron Black (White Station)

Jonathan Burroughs-Cook (Ridgeway)

Jonathan Williams (Southwind)

Nick King (Memphis East)

Josh Jones (Memphis Central)

Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven)

Desean Dockery (Ridgeway)

Keelon Lawson (Hamilton)

Honorable Mention:

Marlon Hunter (Melrose)

Nych Smith (White Station)

Peyton Husley (Southwind)

Keith Collins (Houston)

C.J. Anderson (Whitehaven)

Kennedy McKinney (Germantown)

Chris Chiozza (White Station)

Deckie Johnson (Southwind)

Holiday Classic Results from Around the State


Holiday classics dotted the frozen landscape the past week; here are some of the results for the tourneys we could ascertain.



Memphis/Atlanta Classic

Southwind finished a perfect 3-0 with wins over Tucker (65-45), Chamblee (87-59) and SW DeKalb (76-48), with Darrian Gray (Southwind)  scoring 24, 21 and 21 again in the three victories.


Ridgeway also captured a couple of nice wins, 60-54 over Westlake with Marterrace Brock (Ridgeway) netting 15 and Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) adding 14 and 71-57 over Fayette County behind 17 from Brewer and 15 from Brock.


Carbondale Holiday Invitational

Bartlett bested University High-Chicago 51-39 to capture the crown behind 17 points from Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) and 13 from Marquarius Boddie (Bartlett).


Beech Christmas Tournament

Nick Ross (Red Bank) sank 22 and Kelvin Clay (Red Bank) added 20 to lift Red Bank past Bolton 65-63 in the championship game of the Beech Christmas Tournament. Johnny Dunavent (Bolton) took game high honors with 25 and had an outstanding tournament all around. Dunavent scored 26 in a victory over the host school including a game winner. Drew Hildreth (Bolton) added 12.



Lenoir City Christmas Classic

Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) scored 18 points and the Panthers staved off a determined Hardin Valley squad to capture the crown at their own tourney with a 59-50 victory. Hood, who has signed with Samford, was absolutely outstanding the entire tourney, scoring a school record 46 in the opener and a nice 34 point effort in the semi-final. Dylan Powers (Lenoir City) added 13 and Jared Hilton (Lenoir City) chipped in with 11. Dominic Ratliff (Hardin Valley) scored a game high 20 points as his squad scored two big wins to get to the title game. Those wins incidentally were the first two wins in the new schools history, so congrats to the staff and players at Hardin Valley, you are now officially on your way.



New Peoples Bank Holiday Classic

Sam Tarlton (David Crockett) abused the nets for 32 markers and led his squad to the crown with a 63-49 win over Hampton. Ty Shipley (David Crockett) and Joe Barger (David Crockett) added 12 each in the win. Nathaniel Hughes (Hampton) led his team with 12.



Friendship Christian Holiday Tourney

Ryan Gentle (FRA) scored 19 points as FRA got past Cascade 58-43 to capture the Friendship Christian Holiday Classic crown. Tate Tarvaglini (FRA) added 14 in the win. Matt Henderson (Cascade) and Jared Carkuff (Cascade) finished with 11 and 10 respectively for Cascade.



Rock Holiday Classic (Orlando, FL.)

Holden Mobley (MBA) led the charge with 17 points as MBA bested Cleveland 66-63 to snag the Rock Island Classic crown in the home of the giant mouse. Austin Blackwell (MBA) added 12 in the win.



Mike Kehoe Great 8 Tournament (Jefferson City, MO.)

Jarnell Stokes (Memphis Central) dangled 17 points and helped Central get past Midwest City (OK.) 75-59 and capture the title in the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Tournament in Missouri. Alan Farmer (Memphis Central) added 14, while Cameron Clear (Memphis Central) chipped in with 12 and Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) finished with 11.



Alcorn Central Holiday Tournament (Corinth, MS.)

A.J. Cunningham (Cordova) made his presence felt in the Magnolia state scoring 24 points leading Cordova to a 66-48 victory over Center Hill in the Alcorn Central Holiday Classic.



Martin Lion's Club Tournament

Five players scored in double digits as the Choctaws made short work of the host team besting them 99-67 to capture the crown at the Martin Lion's Club Holiday Tourney. Ty Kennedy (Dyer County) led the scoring brigade with 17, followed by Cedric Janes (Dyer County) with 15, Fred Yarbrough (Dyer County) added 13, finally John Hudson (Dyer County) and Cedarius Taylor (Dyer County) both finished with 10.



Overton Christmas Classic

Mookie Betts (Overton) led a foursome of double digit scorers as Overton captured their home holiday event with a 75-64 victory over David Lipscomb. Betts, who would finish with 21 was joined in the scoring column by classmate Justin Perry (Overton) with 18 and gridiron star Dezmond Johnson (Overton) with 14. Blake Bell (Lipscomb) almost single handedly kept Lipsomb in the contest with a game high 31 markers.



JCS Holiday Classic

Daniel Sears (JCS) led a very balanced attack as JCS gained the crown in their own holiday classic with a 52-48 win over Wayne County. Tyler Rice (Wayne County) led all scorers with 18.



Hickman County Holiday Classic

Telvin James (Clarksville Northeast) continues the torrid start to his senior campaign scoring 20 points and keeping his squad unblemished on the season with a 68-44 victory over CPA for the Hickman County crown. James was joined in the scoring column by sophomore sensation Alex Poythress (Clarksville Northeast) with 13. Matt Zelenik (CPA) led CPA with 16. Class of 2014 future phenom Jalen Lindsey (CPA) added 12.



USN Holiday Classic

Meiko Lyles (USN) proved to a man among boys, scoring 38 points and leading USN past Nashville Central Christian 57-53.



Father Ryan Christmas Classic

The word is finally out, yes Jamal Hughes (Oakland) can play. The Oakland senior netted 28 points and helped lift Oakland past Centennial 61-50 to garner the Father Ryan Christmas Classic crown. Ryan Bristol (Centennial) also scored 28 in the loss.



Quick note: Jason Steele (Johnson County) was named to the All-Tournament squad at the Bluffton Bobcat Classic as his squad took fourth. Steele scored 22 in the final game.

Lester Wilson (Carter) proved to be the toast of South Carolina scoring 36, 31 and 25 points in his three games at the Christmas in the Corner event in Mouncks.

Tyler Vittetoe (Union County) was a scoring sensation dropping 29 against the Chattanooga Patriots and leading his squad to a 3-0 run at the Union County Discount Pharmacy Classic.


Cleveland Rocky Top League Rosters


Cleveland Rocky Top High

School Fall League Rosters

Tennessee (A1)

Antonio Jackson (Ooltewah)

Nick Ross (Red Bank)

Nick Ellis (Notre Dame)

Dalton Kepley (McMinn Central)

Jarad Rhodes (Cleveland)

Ronzeal Robinson (Cleveland)

Ryan Henry (Meigs County)

Vanderbilt (A2)

Stephen Record (Grace Baptist)

Caleb Johns (Meigs County)

Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central)

Chris Akina (Rhea County) 

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah)

Tevin Rutledge (Cleveland)

Clayton McMasters (Grace Baptist)

Florida (A3)

Cory Smith (McMinn Central)

John Shoot (Meigs County)

Jalen Smith (Rhea County)

Tim Webb (McMinn Central)

Robert Vandervolt (Tellico Plains)

Preston Russell (Tellico Plains)

Logan Brewer (Polk County)

Auburn (A4)

Steadmon Ford (Notre Dame)

D.J. Bowles (Notre Dame)

Stevie Sharp (Rhea County)

Andrew Eastman (Rhea County)

Spencer Crabtree (Meigs County)

Josh Coleman (Rhea County)

Syracuse (B1)

Marcus Stevenson (Meigs County)

Caleb Hiddleston (Cleveland)

Luke Matthews (Stone Memorial)

Lee Gooch (Tellico Plains)

Rondez Mee  (Cleveland)

Wesley Richey (Ooltewah)

Taylor Rhodes (Cleveland)

Connecticut (B2)

Mack Singh (Rhea County)

Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland)

Dillon Johnson (Bradley Central)

Trey Upton (Cleveland)

Bradley Ward (McMinn Central)

Brett Barton (Cleveland)

Hunter Daniels (Rhea County)

Louisville (B3)

Darien Johnson (Bradley Central)

Levi Woods (Meigs County)

Rashawn Avery (Notre Dame)

Stewart Gunter (Notre Dame)

Drew Zaleta (Walker Valley)

Max Miller (McMinn Central)

Gerardo Contreras (Bradley Central)

Marquette (B4)

Macay Hedrick (Rhea County)

Cameron Colvard (Bledsoe County)

Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County)

Tyler Skidmore (Meigs County)

Carter Clark (Rhea County)

Dylan Swilley (McMinn Central)

Seth Shearman (Meigs County)


Week#1 Schedule

9:00 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

10:00 Florida vs. Auburn

11:00 Syracuse vs. UConn

12:00 Louisville vs. Marquette

Class AA Pre-Season Projections


Let's not call them predictions this year, how about that. Thanks to everyone who helped me out ascertaining the information. Let's move on to Class AA.


All-Region squads are listed in no particular order.


I want to mention that this week one of the best players in the state in Class AA hurt his knee and will be sidelined for the entire season. Jordan Cross (Sullivan East) we wish you nothing but the best in your recovery and you will be a member of the All-Region team regardless of your situation, you have earned it, my friend.


Class AA

Region 1AA

District 1AA MVP: Logan Lyle (Unicoi County)

District 1AA Projected Champion: Unicoi County

District 2AA MVP: Bryan Everhart (Greeneville)

District 2AA Projected Champion: Greeneville

All-Region 1AA Pre-Season Team:

Jordan Cross (Sullivan East)

Trey Haney (South Greene)

Michael Hedrick (Grainger)

Aaron Miller (Elizabethton)

Matt Stanley (Happy Valley)

Logan Lyle (Unicoi County)

Jason Steele (Johnson County)

Chase Atkins (Claiborne)

Bryan Everhart (Greeneville)

Trae Minton (Cumberland Gap)

Region 2AA

District 3AA MVP: Lester Wilson (Carter)

District 3AA Projected Champion: Carter

District 4AA MVP: Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial)

District 4AA Projected Champion: Alcoa

All-Region 2AA Pre-Season Team:

Brandon Lopez (Austin East)

Jose Agosto (Gatlinburg-Pittman)

Emery Naler (CAK)

Galen Campbell (Fulton)

Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial)

Chase Buckner (Union County)

Matt Shown (Alcoa)

Braylen Bennett (Carter)

Morrease Barber (Gatlinburg-Pittman)

Lester Wilson (Carter)

Jaleland Lawson (Fulton)





Region 3AA

District 5AA MVP: Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater)

District 5AA Projected Champion: McMinn Central

District 6AA MVP: Nick Ross (Red Bank)

District 6AA Projected Champion: Red Bank

All-Region 3AA Pre-Season Team:

Jethro Griffin (Sequoyah)

Barry Griffin (Howard)

Nick Ross (Red Bank)

Randy Boyd (Hixson)

Taylor Drew (McMinn Central)

Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater)

Damien Suttles (Tyner Academy)

Darrius Higgens (Brainerd)

Kelvin Clay (Red Bank)

Tyler Skidmore (Meigs County)





Region 4AA

District 7AA MVP: Daniel Cartwright (Sequatchie County)

District 7AA Projected Champion: Sequatchie County

District 8AA MVP: Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy)

District 8AA Projected Champion: Livingston Academy

All-Region 4AA Pre-Season Team:

Justin Davenport (Cannon County)

Chris Nash (Upperman)

Logan Ramsey (Livingston Academy)

Brandon Arnold (Chattanooga Christian)

Rashawn Avery (Notre Dame)

Daniel Cartwright (Sequatchie County)

Sonni Hill (DeKalb County)

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy)

Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County)

Steadman Ford (Notre Dame)

Region 5AA

District 9AA MVP: Keenan Froedden (Sycamore)

District 9AA Projected Champion: Sycamore

District 10AA MVP: Craig Bradshaw (CPA)

District 10AA Projected Champion: CPA

All-Region 5AA Pre-Season Team:

Jaleel Querry (Maplewood)

Jalen Lindsey (CPA)

Denzel Clark (White's Creek)

Cheau Hendricks (East Literature)

Keenan Froedden (Sycamore)

Arkeylus Thomas (Pearl Cohn)

Devin McClain (Goodpasture)

Darryl Clack (Maplewood)

Craig Bradshaw (CPA)

Dallas Grace (Macon County)





Region 6AA

District 11AA MVP: Hunter Culp (Camden Central)

District 11AA Projected Champion: Harpeth

District 12AA MVP: Kedren Johnson (Marshall County)

District 12AA Projected Champion: Marshall County

All-Region 6AA Pre-Season Team:

Montrae Williams (Spring Hill)

Hunter Culp (Camden Central)

Collin McMullin (Harpeth)

Trevor Moore (Montgomery Central)

Kedren Johnson (Marshall County)

Lake Jones (Giles County)

Kielan Blanks (Spring Hill)

Austin Clements (Creek Wood)

Kevin Peterson (Marshall County)

Tre Rowe (Page)





Region 7AA

District 13AA MVP: Jacob Lloyd (Westview)

District 13AA Projected Champion: ??????

District 14AA MVP: Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech)

District 14AA Projected Champion: Liberty Tech

All-Region 7AA Pre-Season Team:

Winn Decker (Dyersburg)

DeAndre Barnette (Liberty Tech)

Tre Polk (Bolivar Central)

Jacob Lloyd (Westview)

Ramiel Pollard (McNairy Central)

Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech)

O'Neal Woods (Bolivar Central)

Leland Robinson (Southside)

Joevante Arnold (Liberty Tech)

DeAndre McKinnie (Bolivar Central)





Region 8AA

District 15AA MVP: Dontavious Sears (Manassas)

District 15AA Projected Champion: Manassas

District 16AA MVP: Martavious Newby (BTW)

District 16AA Projected Champion: BTW

All-Region 8AA Pre-Season Team:

Justin Street (Sheffield)

Kerrell Davis (Hillcrest)

Darion Robinson (Carver)

Martavious Newby (BGA)

Myron Askew (Frayser)

Allante Milam (Oakhaven)

Dontavious Sears (Manassas)

Isiah Anthony (BTW)

Cameron Rias (Hillcrest)

Rayford Albright (Manassas)

Lake County Captures the Gold Ball in Class A……Malcolm Smith Named Mr. Basketball

Lake County placed five players in double digits and overcame a 26 point performance from Javonte Woody (Middleton) to bring home the Class A state title with an 84-63 victory over Middleton.

Ricky Boyd (Lake County) led his squad with 19 points followed by Rafeal Tyler (Lake County) with 16, Derrick Swift (Lake County) chipped in 13, B.J. Gauldin (Lake County) added 12 and Devon Jones (Lake County) finished with 11 markers.

Woody led all scorers with his 26 points. Derrick Hudson (Middleton) chipped in with 12 in the tough loss.

Tyler was selcted as the tournaments MVP. Joining him on the glitter squad were Woody, Boyd, Hudson, Gauldin, Jones, Jeremy Duncan (Middleton), Nathaneal Hughes (Hampton), Dylan Ward (Hampton) and Dray Mercer (Perry County).

Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) won his second Class A Mr. Basketball award directly following the championship game.

Smith was selected from a group of three finalists inlcuding his twin brother Martin Smith (Clarksville Academy) and Natheal Hughes (Hampton).