Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: AAU/League News

Barford and Marberry Battle for TPH Nashville Fall League Scoring Title


Championship Saturday tips this weekend at CPA as the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League comes to an end. Here are the league scoring leaders after 5 weeks of action. We required a minimum of three games to make the list and here is our Top 25 scoring leader list.


Jaylen Barford (Jackson Southside) 33.3

Rob Marberry (FRA) 32.0

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 24.8

A.J. Merriweather (Jackson Southside) 22.7

Cole Harrison (Brentwood) 21.7

Jacob Williams (Wilson Central) 20.8

Jake Allsmiller (CPA) 19.3

Asa Duvall (Brentwood) 19.3

Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) 17.0

Braxton Bonds (CPA) 15.8

Terry Holt (East Nashville) 15.8

Kindravious Webster (Hillsboro) 15.8

Daniel Norl (Kenwood) 15.6

Elijah Gonzales (Brentwood) 15.0

Carson Outlaw (DCA) 14.8

Jalen Duke (MLK) 14.6

Liam Nash (USN) 14.0

Rollie Plunkett (Creek Wood) 14.0

Adrian Scott (Cane Ridge) 14.0

Trenton Perry (Independence) 13.8

Austin Mullinax (Waverly Central) 13.6

Wesley Harlan (Cheatham County) 13.0

Ross Plunkett (Creek Wood) 12.8

Austin Gee (Ezell-Harding) 12.6

Tanner Newton (Harpeth) 12.3


I will see everyone this Saturday at CPA.

Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League Scoring Leaders


After three weeks of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League the totals have been tallied and here are the Top 20 scorers thus far.


Rob Marberry (FRA) 39.3

Jaylen Barford (Jackson Southside) 28.5

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 26.3

A.J. Merriweather (Jackson Southside) 21.5

Jacob Williams (Wilson Central) 21.3

Asa Duvall (Brentwood) 21.0

Cole Harrison (Brentwood) 20.5

Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) 18.7

Braxton Bonds (CPA) 17.3

Jake Allsmiller (CPA) 16.7

Elijah Gonzales (Brentwood) 16.5

Daniel Norl (Kenwood) 15.3

Carson Outlaw (DCA) 15.3

Kindravious Webster (Hillsboro) 14.3

Jalen Duke (MLK) 12.7

Austin Mullinax (Waverly Central) 12.7

Tanner Newton (Harpeth) 12.7

Adrian Scott (Cane Ridge) 12.7

Austin Gee (Ezell-Harding) 12.3

Trenton Perry (Independence) 12.3


I will see everyone this Saturday at CPA.

Championship Saturday Rosters (Cleveland Fall League)


Once again championship Saturday is upon us for the Rocky Top High School Fall League. Games will tip at Maryville College at 10:00.

Representing Cleveland will be 20 players from the Fall League split into two teams. Team #1 will play at 1:00 while Team #2 will take the court at 2:00.

Here are the rosters for those squads. If you know for sure you cannot make it on Saturday please let me know so that I can fill in your spot. Please make sure you get to the games in plenty of time as well.


Team #1 (Cleveland) (Plays Team Riddick at 1:00)

Antonio Jackson (Ooltewah)

Ben Snider (Ooltewah)

Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland)

Jahmal Johnson (Cleveland)

Rokas Paulauskas (Hamilton Heights)

Jhoney Lomes (Hamilton Heights)

Daniel Brooks (Gordon Lee)

Bradley McCurdy (Bradley Central)

John Hall (Silverdale Academy)

Taylor Bentley (Bradley Central)


Team #2 (Cleveland) (Plays Team Smith at 2:00)

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie)

Levi Woods (Meigs County)

Justus McMillan (Boyd Buchanan)

Lannom Sowell (Signal Mountain)

Austin Harwood (Walker Valley)

Dustin Little (Cleveland)

Sam Gregory (Walker Valley)

Austin Walker (Boyd Buchanan)

Steadman Ford (Notre Dame)

Jorden Williams (McCallie)



Rocky Top Knoxville Fall League (Early Registration Day)


Rocky Top Knoxville Fall League will hold an early registration from 2:00 till 4:00 at CAK on Sunday, August 19th.

This is a great opportunity to get your form filled out and your entry fee taken care of before the start of the league, which begins on August 25th at Grace Christian School.

I will have forms and schedules available at the pre-registration.

If you would like a form or schedule emailed to you please contact me at andre@tnprephoops.com and I will get one to you as quick as I can.

This year we will have 10 teams, the rosters have already been posted in an earlier story in this section. We will play games at Grace Christian, CAK, Alcoa and Knoxville Catholic.

Games will begin at 10:00 with the final game of the day tipping at 2:00.

The championships will be held at Maryville College on October 6th. Once again we will invite 20 players from our sister league in Cleveland to pareticipate against two teams from Knoxville.

Hope to see everyone on the 19th at CAK for pre-registration.

Green Stays Hot in PRTL Cleveland Fall League


Week #4 had the games move over the hill to Cleveland State Community College and again player participation was lacking.....but those who did manage to show up played hard and tough. 



Connecticut 104

Marquette 60

Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) scored 24 points and C.J. Reese (McCallie) added 14 and a dozen assists as Connecticut moved their record to 3-1 with a 104-60 victory over a very shorthanded Marquette (1-3) squad.


Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County) had a nice game finishing with 27 points for Marquette. Jeremiah Nason (Boyd Buchanan) added 11 points in the loss. 



Vanderbilt 62

Auburn 56

Trey Suttles (Red Bank) managed 20 and Cole Birchfield (Georgia) pitched in with 18 as Vanderbilt remained unblemished at 4-0 with a hard fought 62-56 victory over improving Auburn.


Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) led all scorers with 23 as Auburn fell to 0-4. Preston Russell (Tellico Plains) added 18 in the loss.



Tennessee 76

Syracuse 70

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) scored 27 points as Tennessee moved to 3-1 with a hard fought 76-70 victory over Syracuse (0-4). Bowles got plenty of scoring assistance in the form of Seth Shearman (Meigs County) who finished with 14 markers and Anfernee Scott (Cleveland) who added 10.


The Tennessee win offset an outstanding performance from Logan Brewer (Polk County) who lit it up from inside and outside with a season high 29 points. Justin Ragsdale (Silverdale Academy) added 19 in the close loss.



Alabama 87

Florida 84

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) got hot in the second half finishing with 26 points but the steady effort of Nick Scott (Georgia) lifted Alabama to 3-1 and an 87-84 victory over a tough Florida effort.


Scott, who would finish with a season high 23 points, was hot from the opening tap and kept hitting big buckets from deep down the stretch. Clay Heitzel (Notre Dame) also shot the ball well finishing with 14 points.


The strong team effort on both sides offset another outstanding scoring effort for Cordell James (McCallie) who finished with a game high 28 markers. Tevin Hudson (Cleveland) chipped in with 16, Darien Johnson (Bradley Central) added 13 and Logan Cox (Bradley Central) finished with 12.



Louisville 87

Villanova 77

Chris Green (East Ridge) scored 28 points raising Louisville to 3-1 and besting Villanova 87-77 in the final contest of the day.


Green, who should take over the league scoring lead with this effort, was outstanding especially on the offensive glass where majority of his points seem to accumulate.


Hayden Cherry (McMinn Central) also had an outstanding effort finishing with a season high 19 points on some fancy outside shooting. Jarod Rhodes (Cleveland) added 13 points in the win.


Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland) led Villanova (1-3) with 19 points. Terrence O'Donahue (McCallie) and Josh Coleman (Rhea County) both finished with 10 points apiece in a half games work for both.



Week #4 Top Scorers


Logan Brewer (Polk County) 29pts

Chris Green (East Ridge) 28pts

Cordell James (McCallie) 28pts

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) 27pts

Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County) 27pts

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) 26pts

Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) 24pts

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) 23pts

Nick Scott (Georgia) 23pts

Trey Suttles (Tyner Academy) 20pts


Week #5 Schedule @ Cleveland High School (10/01)

9:00 Syracuse (0-4) vs. Villanova (1-3)

10:00 Connecticut (3-1) vs. Louisville (3-1)

11:00 Auburn (0-4) vs. Marquette (1-3)

12:00 Vanderbilt (4-0) vs. Florida (2-2)

1:00 Tennessee (3-1) vs. Alabama (3-1)