Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Latest News

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.



This Week at Tennessee Prep Hoops (District Edition)


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.


So much excitement crammed into the past couple of weeks has kept me on my toes and put many miles on the car as well. The final week of the regular season found me traveling to Maryville on Monday as the Rebels played outstanding ball as they geared up for the district tournament besting Ooltewah. Tuesday my travels took me to Bearden where the Bulldogs hosted a spirited Powell squad. The Panthers played very well led by some very nice play from senior forward Clay Payne (Powell). Friday found me in East Knoxville as the Roadrunners of Austin East played host to their spiritual rivals Chattanooga Howard. Andre Wilson (Austin East) started slow
but came on very strong late, including a rim rocking jam to seal the deal, as AE bested the Hustlin' Tigers. Brandon Walters (Howard) dropped 25 in the close loss.

District play got underway the following week and my first stop was to Seymour High School for the District 2AAA tournament. Morristown West got the early win over city rival Morristown East in the opener by the count of 57-49. The nightcap was a double overtime affair as South Doyle defeated the host squad Seymour 78-77 behind 28 markers from sophomore point guard Jacque Bruce (South Doyle). Gunnar Gibson (Seymour) played very well for the Eagles finishing with 24 points in the narrow defeat.

Tuesday night over to Heritage High School for the District 4AAA tournament early rounds. Farragut, behind a buzzer beating three-pointer from Demarcus Martin (Farragut), out dueled Knoxville Catholic 40-38 to advance to the semi-finals. In the nightcap Lenoir City, behind a stellar 27 point effort from Jordan Hall (Lenoir City),
took care of Knoxville West 67-54.

Destination....Middle Tennessee on Saturday and Smyrna High School was the location for the District 7AAA action. In the opener top ranked Blackman, behind 18 points from Mr. Basketball finalist Darius Thompson (Blackman), bested Oakland 69-57. In the second contest Siegel used a flurry of activity from junior guard Ryan Jones (Siegel) to overcome Lavergne 66-55, Jones, who finished with 26 points, scored 10 straight as the Stars took the lead for the first time in the final quarter.


As we do each and every season I will look through the rosters of all the D1 teams from around the country and list the players from the state of Tennessee
who appear on those respective rosters. Some players may be walk-ons or scholarship athletes. Look for that in the coming weeks.  


I will release my selections for the Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams beginning this weekend and running through next week with a new edition each day. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday: Class A Regions 1-4
Sunday: Class A Regions 5-8
Monday: Class AA Regions 1-4
Tuesday: Class AA Regions 5-8
Wednesday: Class AAA Regions 1-4
Thursday: Class AAA Regions 5-8
Friday: DII Class A/AA


Class A

Region 1A
University @ Cosby
Hampton @ Hancock County
Washburn @ Cloudland
Clinch @ Unaka

Region 2A
Midway @ Sunbright

Rockwood @Wartburg Central
Coalfield @ Grace Christian

Oliver Springs @ Harriman

Region 3A
Silverdale Academy @ Marion County

CSAS @ Van Buren County
Whitwell @ Grace Baptist

Sale Creek @ Boyd Buchanan

Region 4A
Pickett County @ Watertown

Clarkrange @ Gordonsville
Friendship @ Jackson County

Trousdale County @ Clay County

Region 5A
Forrest @ White House-Heritage

Community @ Nashville Christian
Jo Byrns @ Eagleville

McEwen @ MTCS

Region 6A
Santa Fe @ Collinwood

Culleoka @ Wayne County
Loretto @ Mt. Pleasant
Summertown @ Richland

Region 7A
West Carroll @ Humboldt

Huntingdon @ Union City
South Fulton @ Dresden

Lake County@ McKenzie

Region 8A
Adamsville @ BTW

Middleton @ MAHS
Westwood @ TCA

MASE @ Riverside


Region 1AA
Cumberland Gap @ Elizabethton

Greeneville @ Sullivan East
Sullivan North @ Grainger

Happy Valley @ Chuckey-Doak

 Region 2AA
Kingston @ Austin East

CAK @ Fulton
Gibbs @ Alcoa

Carter @ Stone Memorial

 Region 3AA
Polk County @ Howard

Sequoyah @ Brainerd
Chattanooga Central @ Meigs County

Tyner Academy @ McMinn Central

Region 4AA
Grundy County @ Livingston Academy

Chattanooga Christian @ DeKalb County
Upperman @ Signal Mountain

Cannon County @ Bledsoe County

Region 5AA
White House @ CPA

Macon County @ East Nashville
Pearl Cohn @ Sycamore

Maplewood @ Goodpasture

Region 6AA
Harpeth @ Spring Hill

Waverly Central @ Giles County
Fairview @ Creek Wood

Summit @ Cheatham County

Region 7AA
Crockett County @ Liberty Tech

Westview @ Jackson Southside
Bolivar Central @ Ripley
Fayette-Ware @ Haywood

Region 8AA
Raleigh-Egypt @ Sheffield

Douglass @ Mitchell
Fairley @ Trezevant
Hillcrest @ Manassas

Class AAA


Region 1AAA
Sullivan South @ Sevier County

Daniel Boone @ Jefferson County
Cocke County @ Dobyns-Bennett

South Doyle @ Science Hill

Region 2AAA
Clinton @ Maryville

Knoxville Halls @ Bearden
Farragut @ Powell

Lenoir City @ Oak Ridge

Region 3AAA
Cleveland @ Cumberland County
Ooltewah @ White County
Cookeville @ Bradley Central

Warren County @ Walker Valley

Region 4AAA
Lavergne @ Lincoln County

Oakland @ Franklin County
Tullahoma @ Siegel

Lawrence County @ Blackman

Region 5AAA
Mt. Juliet @ Dickson County

Hendersonville @ Kenwood
Henry County @ Station Camp

Rossview @ Wilson Central

Region 6AAA
Brentwood @ Hunter's Lane

Ravenwood @ Nashville Overton
McGavock @ Independence

Cane Ridge @ Hillsboro

Region 7AAA
Hardin County @ Cordova

Jackson Northside @ Craigmont
Bolton @ Dyer County

Arlington @ Munford

Region 8AAA
Germantown @ White Station

Houston @ Whitehaven
Melrose @ Southwind

Hamilton @ Ridgeway

DII Class A

DCA vs. Lausanne
Harding Academy vs. Knoxville Webb

Ezell-Harding vs. ECS

DII Class AA
CBHS vs. Father Ryan

Baylor vs. Briarcrest
McCallie vs. Ensworth