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Harpeth Play Day Schedule and Participants


Things tipped off last weekend and now week #2 of the play day schedule finds a group of teams heading to Harpeth this Saturday.



Many of the state's top players will be on hand for the event:


Harpeth: Collin McMullin, Rollie Plunkett, Jess Morris

Clarksville: Daijon Williams

Livingston Academy: Mason Ramsey, Logan Ramsey, Kailen Melton

Nashville Christian: Nick Walker, Dakota Priest, Lee Dreaden

Marshall County: Kedren Johnson, Kevin Peterson, Jordan Anderson, Dillon Stinnett

Hillsboro: Isiah Harrison, Bre Hughes

Sycamore: Keenan Froedeen, Zach Gentry

Creek Wood: Austin Clements

Brentwood: James Cox, Jack Montague, Skylar Sims

The schedule is as follows:


Main Gym: Harpeth High School

8:00     Creek Wood vs. Clarksville

9:00     Marshall County vs. Hillsboro

10:00   Nashville Christian vs. Page

11:00   Hillsboro vs. Livingston Academy

12:00   Brentwood vs. Livingston Academy

1:00     Hillsboro vs. Harpeth

Harpeth High School Auxiliary Gym


8:00     Nashville Christian vs. Cheatham County

9:00     Sycamore vs. Brentwood

10:00   Harpeth vs. Pearl Cohn

11:00   Cheatham County vs. Brentwood

12:00   Harpeth vs. Marshall County


Harpeth Middle School Gym

8:00     Pearl Cohn vs. Page

9:00     Clarksville vs. Livingston Academy

10:00   Cheatham County vs. Sycamore

11:00   Clarksville vs. Marshall County

12:00   Nashville Christian vs. Pearl Cohn

1:00     Page vs. Sycamore  




Hendricks Shot Moves East Literature Into the Semis….Bolivar Moves On

East Literature 63

Livingston Academy 62

Cheau Hendricks (East Literature) took over a close game in the fourth quarter including a driving lay-up at the buzzer lifting the Eagles of East Literature past Livingston Academy in the day's first AA quarterfinal 63-62.

Hendricks, who finished with 16 points, took over a close game late scoring on four straight possessions including the game winner.

Hendricks converted a lay-up to put the Eagles up 61-60 before Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) hit two foul shots and giving the Wildcats a 62-61 lead before even more Hendricks heroics.

Joining Hendricks in the scoring column, Aaron Booker (East Literature) added 14 points and Chris Willingham (East Literature) finished with 13.

Jake Huitt (Livingston Academy) led all scorers with 21 in the loss. Logan Ramsey (Livingston Academy) added 17 and Mason finished with 13 markers.


Bolivar Central 82

Stone Memorial 76

Tre Polk (Bolivar Central) led five double digits scorers for the Tigers with 19 points and moved Bolivar into the semi-finals and a date with East Literature on Friday.

Polk was deadly from the mid-range and scored in a variety of methods to accumulate his points.

Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) was a workhorse on the interior as the Panthers kept the game close throughout.

Cole finished with 28 points and Robert Troino (Stone Memorial) added 16 in the tough loss.

Joining Polk for the Tigers were O'Neal Woods (Bolivar Central) and DeAndre McKinnie (Bolivar Central) both with 16 points, Tyler Price (Bolivar Central) with 12 and Fabian Sain (Bolivar Central) with 11 markers.

Team Corey Brewer Wins Norman Parker 15 and Under Title


Team Corey Brewer (CB) finally put all the pieces together in their third event and captured the crown in the 15 and under division at the Norman Parker Georgia Stars Showcase in Georgia.


After a tough showing at the Real Deal, Team CB played their best game in the pool play finale and a spark was lit in the minds of these youngsters that if they played together they could make some noise.


Jacob Williams (Wilson Central) continues to impress with his skills and led the team in scoring throughout the weekend.


Ryan Jones (Siegel) has been a consistent scorer and Dominique Gooch (Siegel) played his best tournament of the summer thus far.


Derrick Spears (MTCS) was also lauded for his steady contributions.


The Tennessee Chosen Few (TCF) also came to play finishing a respectable third with solid efforts from a four-pack of players including Zak Carter (Hardin Valley), Imani Miller (Austin East), Penny Smith (Fulton) and Justin Simmons (Stone Memorial).

Over in the 16 and under division, Tennessee Chosen Few finished at 3-2 and continue to improve as a squad.


Brandon Walters (Howard) showed marked improvement blocking shots at a 3 per game clip and had scoring efforts of 15 and 14 points respectively.


Menes Bailey (Austin East) continues his outstanding summer with another good tourney.


Out front the guard duo of Will Adams (Science Hill) and Dejon McGill (Austin East) played very well. Adams controlled the tempo in every setting and McGill was strong including a 20 point effort against the Georgia Stars.

Memphis East Brings Home the Gold Ball…..Poythress Snares Mr. Basketball Award


Two teams from the same district meeting for the fourth time on the season is the stuff sports movies are usually made of.

Memphis East and Memphis Central proudly represent District 16AAA and have done so all season.

In the two regular season match-ups only a handful of points sperated the outcomes including an overtime affair and in the region final a last second shot was the deciding bucket.

Matthew Butler (Memphis East) and Nick King (Memphis East) scored 20 and 19 points respectively leading Memphis East to their first state championship since 1996 as the Mustangs galloped past Memphis Central 71-61.

King who was impressive the entire tournament garnered MVP honors for his efforts.

Earvin Morris (Memphis East) had another outstanding game in the win scoring 16 points and grabbing a team high 10 rebounds.

Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) concluded what was simply an outstanding playoff run with a game high 26 points and 13 caroms. The senior made himself a bonafide high level prospect with his improved and continued effort.

Frank Herron (Memphis Central) pitched in 10 points in the tough loss.

Joining King on the All-Tournament team were Applewhite, Morris, Butler, Daijon Williams (Clarksville), Anthony Hightower (Clarksville), C.J. Good (Science Hill), Zach Howard (Science Hill), Myron Johnson (Memphis Central) and D'Arrius Sorrell (Memphis Central).

Alex Poythress (Northeast) put the final stamp on his illustrious career by garnering the coveted Class AAA Mr. Basketball award. The Kentucky signee and McDonald's All-American participant was named the winner over his fellow candidates Cameron Golden (Ridgeway) and JuJuan Johnson (Southwind).

“The Franchise” Leads Week #5 State Scoring List


Once again I have scoured the newspapers, faxes, face books and other forms of media that come to my attention compiling a list of the top scorers in the state for each week of the season.

If you know of some scoring exploits or a scoring milestone such as 1,000 point club or something of that nature please email me at andre@tnprephoops.com and I will get this added to the next week's story. 

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.

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) had himself a nice holiday. The Houston Baptist signee dropped 31 on York and finished with a cool 25 against Meigs County. His scoring efforts moved him to 1,700 points for his career and pushed him to the top of all-time Wartburg Central scoring list.    

Terry Holt (East Nashville) is quickly making his way up the rankings in the Class of 2014. The junior guard had a fine holiday season scoring 28 points in the title game lifting his East Nashville squad over Overton in their Christmas Classic.       

Devin Sibley (Karns) continues to impress on the East Tennessee landscape. The junior guard had a solid holiday season scoring 29 against Knoxville West and adding an additional 28 in a victory over Kingston.

Robert Brandon (Siegel) might consider making Alaska his home. The senior combo guard went off in the snow helping the Stars to three big wins. Brandon was consistent yet broke clear with a 28 point effort against Bartlett (AK).   

DreSean Looney (Southwind) is not usually the name associated with scoring at Southwind but the senior guard picked up the slack for his big brothers dropping 27 markers in a classic victory over Hamilton.

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) got everything he wanted for Christmas and more including MVP honors at the Watertown Christmas Classic. Saunders dropped 28 in the title game after a 25 point effort earlier in the event.   

Devin Schmidt (Sevier County) is still arguably the best player in the state that hardly anyone has seen or heard about. The Delta State signee had a joyful Christmas tournament effort at Maryville starting with 26 markers against Stone Memorial, followed by a 40 spot against Austin East, 23 more against Maryville in the semi-finals and finally a solid 14 in the 3rd place victory over Maplewood.


East Tennessee

Devin Schmidt (Sevier County) 40pts vs. Austin East

Jordan Hall (Lenoir City) 37pts vs. Loudon

Jalen Smith (Rhea County) 34pts vs. Lincoln County

Cole West (Oneida) 33pts vs. Harriman

Xavier Howard (Harriman) 32pts vs. York Institute

Kenny Dean (Alcoa) 32pts vs. Maplewood

C.J. Bryant (Cleveland) 32pt vs. Cloudland

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) 31pts vs. York Institute

Kyle Gunther (Sunbright) 31pts vs. Harriman

Micah Goss (Fulton) 31pts vs. Maplewood

David Casady (Sullivan East) 30pts vs. Christ School (NC)

Devin Sibley (Karns) 29pts vs. Knoxville West

Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) 29pts vs. Brainerd

Tyler Yoder (Stone Memorial) 29pts vs. Brainerd

Matt Clendenen (Baylor) 29pts vs. Notre Dame

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) 28pts vs. Baylor

Devin Sibley (Karns) 28pts vs. Kingston

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) 27pts vs. Ooltewah

Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland) 27pts vs. South Doyle

Devin Schmidt (Sevier County) 26pts vs. Stone Memorial

Stedman Ford (Notre Dame) 26pts vs. Ooltewah

Andre Wilson (Austin East) 26pts vs. Sevier County

Levi Woods (Meigs County) 26pts vs. Wartburg Central

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) 25pts vs. Meigs County

Tanner Trent (Cherokee) 25pts vs. Sullivan East

Chris Cox (Knoxville Catholic) 25pts vs. Karns

Jacqueze Robinson (Ooltewah) 25pts vs. Notre Dame


Middle Tennessee

Marquel Hickerson (Tullahoma) 36pts vs. Eagleville

Jacob Farrar (Richland) 32pts vs. Forrest

Jacob McLennan (Huntland) 32pts vs. DAR

Phillip Baites (Beech) 31pts vs. Centennial

Jacob Williams (Wilson Central) 30pts vs. CAK

Derrick Spears (MTCS) 30pts vs. Rossview

Jordan Darden (Cheatham County) 30pts vs. Gabriel Christian

Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) 29pts vs. Mt. Juliet

Seth Satterfield (Huntland) 29pts vs. Grundy County

Rashid Gordon (Antioch) 29pts vs. MTCS

Daniel Norl (Kenwood) 28pts vs. Dyer County

Robert Brandon (Siegel) 28pts vs. Bartlett (AK)

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 28pts vs. Watertown

Toby Frierson (Mt. Pleasant) 28pts vs. Nashville Central Christian

Derrick Spears (MTCS) 28pts vs. Antioch

Terry Holt (East Nashville) 28pts vs. Nashville Overton

Liam Nash (USN) 28pts vs. Harpeth

Mat Case (Cookeville) 27pts vs. Crestview (FL)

Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) 27pts vs. Independence

Donald Clendening (Maplewood) 27pts vs. Alcoa

Charles Sutton (LaVergne) 26pts vs. Mt. Juliet

Andy Schumpert (Brentwood) 26pts vs. Gateway (PA)

Tramon Moore (Northwest) 26pts vs. Stewart County

Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) 26pts vs. Adamsville

Jordan Craighead (Smith County) 26pts vs. Shelbyville

Corn Elder (Ebsworth) 26pts vs. Montverde (FL)

Ryan Jones (Siegel) 26pts vs. Bartlett (AK)

Tyquez Itiat (Stratford) 25pts vs. Summitt

Caleb Tuck (Dickson County) 25pts vs. St. Luke (AL)

Kyle Anderton (Station Camp) 25pts vs. Westview

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 25pts vs. Gabriel Christian

Michael Morgan (Creek Wood) 25pts vs. NCS


West Tennessee

Austin Nichols (Briarcrest Christian) 42pts vs. Highland (IL)

D'Sonta Bradford (Humboldt) 37pts vs. Kenwood

Rob Hunt (FCA) 33pts vs. St. George's

Justin Wertner (St. George's) 32pts vs. FCA

Jerry Johnson (Houston) 32pts vs. Bullitt East (KY)

Matt Moody (Tipton-Rosemark) 31pts vs. St. Benedict

Cody Hailstock (Arlington) 31pts vs. Madison (IL)

Trevor Willis (McKenzie) 30pts vs. South Gibson

Tyrone Wooten (Trezevant) 30pts vs. Ridgeway

Desean Dockery (Ridgeway) 30pts vs. Trezevant

C.J. Barnes (McNairy Central) 30pts vs. USJ

Skal Labiessiere (ECS) 28pts vs. Crockett County

DreSean Looney (Southwind) 27pts vs. Hamilton

Zay Coleman (Lake County) 26pts vs. JCS

Jake McDowell (CBHS) 26pts vs. Redondo-Union (CA)

Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) 25pts vs. Kenwood

Cameron Payne (Lausanne) 25pts vs. Louisville Male (KY)

Tyler McCartney (Bradford) 25pts vs. Gibson County