Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Latest News

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


Class AAA

Region 5AAA

District 9AAA Projected Champion: Gallatin

District 9AAA MVP: Dee Oldham (Wilson Central)

District 10AAA Projected Champion: Clarksville

District 10AAA MVP: Zavion Williams (West Creek)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 5AAA All-Region Team

Zavion Williams (West Creek) (Region MVP)

Alex Poythress (Northeast)

Anthony Woodard (Gallatin)

Andre Brown (Northwest)

Dee Oldham (Wilson Central)

Daijon Williams (Clarksville)

Cameron High (Lebanon)

Monte Burney (Clarksville)

JaQuan Lewis (Dickson County)

Caleb Chowbay (Mt. Juliet)

Honorable Mention:

Seth Brown (Beech)

Jeff Long (Hendersonville)

Kyle Weldon (Rossview)

Ni'Ki Bell (Northwest)

Mark Brown (Station Camp)

Tremaine Smith (Gallatin)

Malcolm St. Louis (Wilson Central)

Roger Huntley (Kenwood)

Jalon Taylor (West Creek)

Brad McClung (Station Camp)


Class AAA

Region 6AAA

District 11AAA Projected Champion: Brentwood

District 11AAA MVP: DeBrelle McLemore (Franklin)

District 12AAA Projected Champion: Nashville Overton

District 12AAA MVP: Mookie Betts (Overton)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 6AAA All-Region Team

Mookie Betts (Overton) (Region Co-MVP)

DeBrelle McLemore (Franklin) (Region Co-MVP)

Robert Veal (Ravenwood)

Jack Montague (Brentwood)

Bryan Miller (Independence)

Cody Shelton (Brentwood)

Isiah Harrison (Hillsboro)

Frank Labasco (Overton)

Alfred Johnson (Hunter's Lane)

Evan Forhetz (Ravenwood)

Honorable Mention:

Matt Pond (Centennial)

Skyler Sims (Brentwood)

Cameron Lewis (Overton)

Devin Robinson (Ravenwood)

Darius Ballard (Antioch)

Markees Walker (Hillwood)

Justin Perry (Overton)

Aaron Sims (McGavock)

Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane)

James Cox (Brentwood)


Class AAA

Region 7AAA

District 13AAA Projected Champion: Dyer County

District 13AAA MVP: Fred Yarbrough (Dyer County)

District 14AAA Projected Champion: Craigmont

District 14AAA MVP: Dierre McElroy (Raleigh-Egypt)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 7AAA All-Region Team

Fred Yarbrough (Dyer County) (Region MVP)

Dierre McElroy (Raleigh-Egypt)

Demetrius Dyson (Brighton)

Drew Hildreth (Bolton)

Anthlon Bell (Bartlett)

Robert Houston (Craigmont)

Rod Long (Jackson Northside)

Robert Tubbs (Dyer County)

Terrence Carroll (Cordova)

Rodnerius Lewis (Craigmont)

Honorable Mention:

Ricky Foster (Brighton)

Sam Craft (Craigmont)

Marquarius Boddie (Bartlett)

Craig Hill (Cordova)

Catrell Maclin (Arlington)

John Hudson (Dyer County)

Billy Rosenburg (Raleigh-Egypt)

Jalen Poindexter (Jackson Northside)

Justin Williamson (Dyer County)

Jonathan Starks (Brighton)


Class AAA

Region 8AAA

District 15AAA Projected Champion: Ridgeway

District 15AAA MVP: Cameron Golden (Ridgeway)

District 16AAA Projected Champion: Melrose

District 16AAA MVP: Adonis Thomas (Melrose)


Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 8AAA All-Region Team

Adonis Thomas (Melrose) (Region MVP)

Andre Hollins (White Station)

Jarnell Stokes (Memphis Central)

Jonathan Williams (Southwind)

Cedric McAfee (Melrose)

Kedorian Sullivan (Southwind)

Cameron Golden (Ridgeway)

Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central)

Octavious Ellis (Whitehaven)

Nino Johnson (White Station)

Honorable Mention:

Kaddario Fleming (Ridgeway)

Phillip Mays (Wooddale)

Earvin Morris (Memphis East)

Tim Allen (Whitehaven)

Myron Hardy (Southwind)

Raul Tutton (Houston)

Leron Black (White Station)

Nick King (Memphis East)

Adam Weary (Ridgeway)

Jeff Graham (Hamilton)

Telvin Wilkerson (Melrose)

Spots Available for Freed-Hardeman Unsigned Senior Showcase

A quick reminder to any and all seniors that wish to continue their basketball careers after high school.

Tennessee Prep Hoops Unsigned Senior Showcase at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee takes place this Saturday, April 9th.

Some spots are available and walk-ups will be accepted for the event. Pre-registration can be done by clicking on the banner on the front of this website and filling out the form.

Registration on Saturday begins at 10:00 with warm-ups and 3 on 3 action as requested by the college coaches.

Cost for the event is $40.00.

After the 3 on 3 action, each player will play three games and the fesitivities should end around 2:30.

College coaches from D2, D3, NAIA and the junior college ranks will be in attendance.

If you have any questions you can reach me at andre@tnprephoops.com.

Class AAA (Region Match-Ups)…5 Games to Watch


The region tournaments tip off tomorrow with action from Bristol to Bolivar, here are match-ups for Class AAA including 5 games to watch out for.


5 Games to Watch in Class AAA


Oak Ridge @ Knoxville West

This might be one of the best region openers in quite some time. Both squads spent majority of the regular season in the Class AAA polls and suffered upsets in the district tournaments and thus meet tomorrow night. Gotta be at this one.


Cleveland @ Cookeville

The Blue Raiders are reeling after finishing 4th in the district tournament but they will have their heads on straight as the new season begins on Saturday, look for some outstanding guard match-ups with Cleveland's D.J. Bowles and Jarod Rhodes against Cookeville's Phillip Roper and Mat Case.


White Station @ Ridgeway

Its playoff time so you can never count out the Spartans despite their painfully young roster this season. The Roadrunners have established themselves as the team to beat and this is another step towards gold in the ‘boro.


Wilson Central @ Dickson County

Very intriguing game with a great deal, obviously on the line, outstanding guard match-up with Dee Oldham of Wilson Central against VCU commitment Jequan Lewis from Dickson County.


Memphis East @ Southwind

Talent is in abundance at this track meet with the Jaguars of Southwind looking to make that first run at a trip to state, the path is not so easy as Nick King and the fellas from East will do what they can to derail the Southwind locomotive.



Class AAA Region Games:

Region 1AAA

Jefferson County @ Science Hill

Tennessee @ Morristown East

Dobyns-Bennett @ Sevier County

Cherokee @ Sullivan South


Region 2AAA

Lenoir City @ Karns

Oak Ridge @ Knoxville West

Campbell County @ Maryville

Farragut @ Powell


Region 3AAA

Coffee County @ Bradley Central

McMinn County @ Cumberland County

Cleveland @ Cookeville

White County @ Ooltewah


Region 4AAA

Columbia Central @ Blackman

Siegel @ Lawrence County

Smyrna @ Tullahoma

Lincoln County @ LaVergne


Region 5AAA

Kenwood @ Beech

Wilson Central @ Dickson County

Mt. Juliet @ Northeast

Clarksville @ Hendersonville


Region 6AAA

Cane Ridge @ Ravenwood

Brentwood @ Antioch

Independence @ Hunter's Lane

McGavock @ Hillsboro


Region 7AAA

Arlington @ Dyer County

Hardin County @ Craigmont

Jackson Northside @ Bartlett

Cordova @ Brighton


Region 8AAA

White Station @ Ridgeway

Kirby @ Memphis Central

Memphis Overton @ Melrose

Memphis East @ Southwind

Team Thad Takes 16’s Real Deal Crown………More Real Deal Results


Proving to all the so-called recruiting pundits they are one of the best 16 and under squads in the country has become first and foremost on the minds of the players for Team Thad.

Team Thad

Tracy McGrady Platinum II

The event..........Real Deal in the Rock

The result............Team Thad takes the Tracy McGrady Platinum II Championship

The 5-0 series sweep moves Team Thad to 24-0 on the young season proving they are among the elite squads in all of the country in this age group.

Over half of their victories this season have come while playing up an age group.

The win over the Illinois Mercury Elite was led by the usual suspects consisting of big time national talent Leron Black (White Station) and a host of names that will soon become part of the recruiting vernacular, not only in this state but all over the Southeast.

Anton Beard (Arkansas) might be the best player in his class in the state. His play was highlighted by some other outstanding guard play from the dynamic Team Thad duo of C.J. Anderson (Arlington) and Chris Chiozza (Bartlett).

Anderson turned many heads with his defensive effort while Chiozza is old school John Stockton/Jason Kidd like precision on his passing and leadership plus the little fella can score if needed.

Team Thad can move Black anywhere on the perimeter when their big guys get rolling including Marcanious Hyman (Whitehaven), Fatodd Lewis (Raleigh-Egypt) and LaDarius Coleman (Craigmont).

Deonte Thomas (FACS) was a welcome addition for Team Thad in his first event of the summer schedule.

This squad will only get better and remember you heard it here first..........sit back and watch them go.


Tennessee Chosen Few

Tracy McGrady Platinum II

Staying in the Platinum II Division the Tennessee Chosen Few made quite a stir soundly thrashing through their pool and getting a monumental win over highly regarded Dream Vision en route to a Final Eight finish in the tourney.

Jalin Henderson (Oak Ridge) was the leading scorer on a consistent basis and played his best hoops of the summer thus far. Imani Miller (Austin East) continues to make strides while Zak Carter (Hardin Valley) and Travon Fields (Science Hill) provide scoring and rebounding on a very consistent basis.

Coaches applauded the efforts of Luke Matthews (Stone Memorial) during this event.


Tennessee Playmakers

Tracy McGrady Platinum II

The Tennessee Playmakers continued to play solid on the hardwood finishing among the Final 8 losing to eventual champion Team Thad 62-40.

Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) and Zach Hodksins (Ravenwood) continued to lead the Playmakers in scoring while Anotrain Moore (Hillsboro) was a solid force on the glass and blocking shots. Anthony Banks (Lancaster Christian) provided the leadership and made sure the scorers got to do their jobs.


Select Basketball

Tracy McGrady Platinum II

Despite not winning their pool this weekend the Select Basketball took a different route to a fun finish as they wrapped up the consolation bracket with a victory over X-Factor in the title contest.

Select defeated the Arkansas Wolves and the Kansas City Eagles to get to the consolation championship.


Finally in the 15 and under division Team Thad also went ahead and brought home the title to Memphis behind continued superb effort from Marlon Hunter (Melrose) and Deonte Fitzpatrick (Melrose).



Player Rankings Update

With the holidays upon us, I will need to extend the release date for the player rankings until Monday, December 2nd.

With the addtional player inclusions and more information to sort through, I need to extend the deadline so that I can make the list more complete and accuarate.

I will be on the road for the Thanksgiving holidays with events at Cleveland High School and Siegel High School and will not return home till the following weekend.

I look forward to the holiday action and having the rankings up at the first of the month for everyone.