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 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)

Super 80 Playoffs Set for Next Week in Memphis



Week #4 saw some high scoring efforts come to the forefront.


Heat 79

Knicks 72

Joseph Williams (Lausanne) scored 18 points and snatched 7 boards leading a group of five Heat players in double digits as they outlasted the Knicks 79-72 in Week #4 action at the Super 80.


Williams was joined in the scorebook by Quietin Sawyer (Lausanne) with 17, Donovan Spralls (Briarcrest Christian) added 14, Alex Anderson (Wooddale) chipped in with 12 points and 11 dimes and Tevin Askew (Melrose) added 10.


Duante Thomas (FACS) led the Knicks with 18 points in the loss.



Spurs 61

Grizzlies 58

Marlon Hunter (Melrose) and Robert Houston (Craigmont) scored 17 and 15 points respectively leading the Spurs past the Grizzlies 61-58.


Kedren Moore (Melrose) led the Grizzlies with 16, while Kadarrio Fleming (Ridgeway) pitched in with 12 and Damien Wooten (Lausanne) and Tim Sanders (White Station) added 11 in the loss.



Suns 53

Pacers 46

Chris Jones (Briarcrest Christian) scored 27 points as the Suns clinched the Western Conference championship with a 53-46 victory over the Pacers.


Earvin Morris (Memphis East) added 14 points and Marvin Smith (Ridgeway) was big snatching a game high 10 boards in the advancing victory.


Mike Matlock (Wooddale) came away with a double/double scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 boards. Alex Mulvihill (St. George's) added 10 points.  



Thunder 69

Lakers 66

Markel Crawford (Melrose) scored 18 points and Craig Hill (Ridgeway) added 19 as the Thunder overcame a mega-scoring effort from Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) and walked away with a tough 69-66 victory.


Bell, who would finish with 30, did all he could to keep the Lakers in the game but fell short at the end. Cameron Golden (Ridgeway) added 16 in the loss.



Hawks 67

Bulls 58

Jarnell Stokes (Southwind) scored 24 points and Austin Nichols (Braircrest Christian) added 20 as the Hawks clinched a playoff first round bye with a steady 67-58 victory over the Bulls.


Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) had an outstanding game in the loss finishing with 19 points. D'Arius Sorrell (Memphis Central) added 16 in the loss.



Celtics 59

Magic 56

Jonathan Burroughs (Ridgeway) led all scorers with 22 large lifting the Celtics to the Eastern Conference crown with a tough 59-56 victory over the Magic.


Adam Weary (Ridgeway) had a nice game tossing in 11 points.


Leron Black (White Station) finished with 21 points in the loss. Matthew Butler (Memphis East) contributed 12 points.

Stokes, Nichols Lead Hawks to Super 80 Week #3 Victory



Week #3 saw some high scoring efforts come to the forefront.


Knicks 68

Bulls 60

DeSean Dockery (Ridgeway) started the day off with a blast dropping 30 points leading the Knicks past the Bulls 68-60 in Super 80 Week #3 action last week.


For his efforts Dockery was named the Super 80 Player of the Week.


Davell Roby (White Station) and DreSean Looney (Southwind) scored 17 and 14 respectively for the Bulls in the close loss.  



Suns ??

Grizzlies 46

Earvin Morris (Memphis East) scored a game high 19 points leading the Suns past the Grizzlies. Chris Jones (Briarcrest Christian) added 15 in the victory.


Damion Wooten (Lausanne) led the Grizzlies with 16 followed closely by Kadarrio Fleming (Ridgeway) with 12.



Lakers 74

Pacers 58

Cameron Golden (Ridgeway) continued his torrid scoring pace dropping 29 points and leading the Lakers past the improving Pacers 74-58. Golden has been on a scoring binge the last couple of weeks. Anthlon Bell (Bartlett) added 17 in the tough victory.


Jacque Witherspoon (Ridgeway) had a fine effort despite the loss, finishing with 28 points on the afternoon.



Spurs 52

Thunder 48

The youngsters grew up in this battle as Khalil Spencer (BTW) led a trio of 2015 newbies with 16 points and a 52-48 victory over the Thunder. Spencer was joined in the scoring column by Marlon Hunter (Melrose) with 11 markers and Skal Lavissierre (ECS) with 10.


Cameron Payne (Lausanne) led the Thunder with 15, while Craig Hill (Ridgeway) contributed 14 in the loss.



Celtics 54

Heat 46

Jamal Smith (FACS) led a balanced Celtics attack with 14 points and lifted them to a 54-46 win over the Heat. Smith had plenty of scoring assistance as Adam Weary (Ridgeway) finished with 13 and Jonathan Burroughs (Ridgeway) added a cool 12.


Alex Anderson (Wooddale) finished with a game high 16 for the Heat.  



Hawks 64

Magic 55

Austin Nichols (Briarcrest Christian) and Jarnell Stokes (Southwind) contributed 18 and 17 respectively and overcame a monster 27 point outburst from rising sophomore Leron Black (White Station) leading the Hawks to a hard fought 64-55 victory in the final game of the day at the Super 80.


Demarc Richardson (Briarcrest Christian) added 11 in the victory for the Hawks.


Matthew Butler (Memphis East) finished with 12 in the close loss.

O’Donahue Makes his Debut as Week #3 of PRTL Cleveland is in the Books



Week #3 had some absenteeism due to the ACT test but everyone rallied to bring home a nice effort.  



Florida 81

Auburn 56

Florida jumped to 2-1 at the halfway point of the season behind 19 points from Cordell James (McCallie) as they bested Auburn 81-56.


James had a few friends join him in the scorebook including Eddie Hitchcock (East Ridge) with 13 and Darien Johnson (Bradley Central) with 12.


Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) led Auburn (0-3) with 24 points in the loss. Bradley Ward (McMinn Central) and Shadon Hayes (Hixson) finished with 14 and 12 respectively.  



Connecticut 88

Syracuse 50

C.J. Reese (McCallie) showed his scoring prowess this week as he dropped 19 and pushed UConn to an 88-50 win over Syracuse. The win moves Connecticut to 2-1 at the halfway mark of the season.


A bevy of double digit scorers joined Reese in the scorebook including Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) with 15, Tyler Peeler (Tellico Plains) added 14, C.J. Fritz (McCallie) with 12, Miles Morgan (Bradley Central with 11 and finally Xavier Cummings (Red Bank) with 10.


Justin Ragsdale (Silverdale Academy) led Syracuse with 15 points and Logan Brewer (Polk County) finished with 11 markers. John Hall (Silverdale Academy) and Dalton Kepley (McMinn Central) both finished with 10 points in the loss.



Vanderbilt 85

Tennessee 67

Alphonzo Cox (East Ridge) went bananas scoring 43 points and helping Vanderbilt stay in the unbeaten ranks with an 85-67 victory over previously unblemished Tennessee.


Cox was big on the glass and got a lot of points on second chance putbacks, he was joined in the scoring column by Steadman Ford (Notre Dame) with 12 points and Bradley McCurdy (Cleveland) with 11 markers.


D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) was the lone Tennessee player in double digits scoring 24 points.



Louisville 117

Marquette 106

Players were recruited to fill in spots as both teams were shorthanded. Marquette held a 10 point lead late but a furious Louisville rally gave them the win and moved their season record to 2-1.


Jarod Rhodes (Cleveland) led the scoring with 29 points for Louisville. Chris Green (East Ridge) added 26 markers and Demonte Smith (Hixson) finished with 23 in his league debut. Max Miller (McMinn Central) finished with 10.


Jaylen Martin (McMinn County) led Marquette (1-2) with 10 points.



Alabama 92

Villanova 89

Greg Besley (East Ridge) and Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) notched 28 and 26 points respectively leading Alabama past Villanova in a close contest 92-89.


Nick Scott (Georgia) finished with 13 points and Dustin Little (Cleveland) added 10 in the victory.


Making his league debut, Terrence O'Donahue (McCallie) finished with 22 points in the loss. Justus McMillan (Boyd Buchanan) took team scoring honors however with a 23 point outburst. Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland) and Isaiah Beatty (Cleveland) added 14 and 13 respectively in the close loss.



Week #2 Top Scorers


Alphonzo Cox (East Ridge) 43pts

Jared Rhodes (Cleveland) 29pts

Greg Besley (East Ridge) 28pts

Chris Green (East Ridge) 26pts

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) 26pts

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) 24pts

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) 24pts

Justus McMillan (Boyd Buchanan) 23pts

Demonte Smith (Hixson) 23pts

Terrence O'Donahue (McCallie) 22pts


Clark Grabs MVP….All-League Teams and Scoring Leaders



With the conclusion of the fall league we have selected our All-League teams and using the criteria to be eligible for selection you were allotted once missed game throughout the league schedule.

Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League MVP: Denzel Clark (White's Creek)

All-League 1st Team:

Craig Bradshaw (CPA)

DeBrell McLemore (Franklin)

Jack Montague (Brentwood)

Zavion Williams (West Creek)

Robert Veal (Ravenwood)

All-League 2nd Team:

Will Downey (Ensworth)

Keenan Froedden (Sycamore)

Hunter Culp (Camden Central)

Ross Welch (USN)

Christian Haile (Shelbyville)

All-League 3rd Team:

Kiont Jones (Spring Hill)

Collin McMullin (Harpeth)

David Howard (MBA)

Kyle Weldon (Rossview)

Terrence Dixon (LaVergne)

Honorable Mention:

Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane)

Jeffrey Carter (Maplewood)

Thomas Richard (CPA)

Connor Brandon (Wilson Central)

Joshua Erickson (DCA)

Derek Hankins (Cumberland County)

Tyree Nightingale (East Literature)

Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood)

Here is the list of the final scoring leaders for the Fall League. The Top 25.

Craig Bradshaw (CPA) 44.5

DeBrell McLemore (Franklin) 31.3

Will Downey (Ensworth) 24.8

Ross Welch (USN) 24.3

Collin McMullin (Harpeth) 20.8

Christian Haile (Shelbyville) 20.2

Hunter Culp (Camden Central) 20.0

Kiont Jones (Spring Hill) 19.6

Keenan Froedden (Sycamore) 19.0

Robert Veal (Ravenwood) 19.0

Jack Montague (Brentwood) 18.5

Zavion Williams (West Creek) 17.7

Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) 17.6

David Howard (MBA) 17.3

Denzel Clark (White's Creek) 17.2

Tyree Nightingale (East Literature) 17.0

Derek Hankins (Cumberland County) 16.2

Kyle Weldon (Rossview) 16.0

Thomas Richard (CPA) 15.6

Terrence Dixon (LaVergne) 14.4

Connor Brandon (Wilson Central) 14.2

Jeffrey Carter (Maplewood) 13.8

Josh Erickson (DCA) 13.6

Ricky Bowser (Franklin Classical) 13.3

Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood) 13.2

North Carolina Captures Fall League Championship



North Carolina 72

Florida 60

So you think the fall league doesn't mean a lot to the players involved, obviously you were not in attendance on Saturday at CPA for the championship game.


North Carolina behind 32 points from Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) overcame a 10 point second half deficit and gatored past Florida for a 72-60 victory and the championships of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.


Both teams, Florida and North Carolina, came in unbeaten and from the outset it was crystal clear this was going to be a battle.


Florida, behind sterling guard play from Jack "The Natural" Montague (Brentwood), Terrence Dixon (LaVergne), Zavion Williams (West Creek) and Kyle Carter (LaVergne) pushed ahead to a 30-27 halftime lead.


Kyle Weldon (Rossview) helped Florida run out to a 45-35 lead with three quick buckets including a couple of slams and things were looking bleak for North Carolina.....until Denzel Clark (White's Creek) took it upon himself to straighten things out.


The fireplug senior scored a tough and one bucket, banked in a three, converted a tough contact laden lay-in and dished to an open Micah Farmer (MTCS) to knot things up and get Carolina back on its proverbial feet.


From there Smith took over physically and a strong second half from Jeffrey Carter (Maplewood), who finished with 12 points, led to the eventual victory.


Clark, who finished with 13 points, was selected as league MVP as his team finished unbeaten and his dedication to his craft was impressive.


Williams led Florida with 17 points; Montague added 16 and Weldon finished with 10.


Members of the winning squad include Smith, Clark, Carter, Farmer, Austin Gee (Ezell Harding) and Thomas Richard (CPA).





Kentucky 110

Duke 103

An offensive showcase highlighted the second place contest as Kentucky overcame a 50 point outburst from DeBrell McLemore (Franklin) an outlasted Duke 110-103.


Balanced scoring has been the trademark for Kentucky all season and today was no exception with Robert Veal (Ravenwood) leading the way with 29 markers followed closely by Ross Welch (USN) with 28 points and Joshua Erickson (DCA) finishing with 24. Jonathan Swift (Franklin Classical) joined the scoring parade with 14 points for the winners.


McLemore was virtually unstoppable in the second half; he finished with 8 three's helping account for his 50 point total. Collin McMullin (Harpeth) continued his high scoring fall league finishing with 30 points.





LSU 91

Georgia Tech 68

Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (CPA) scored 48 points and his running partner Nilan Hodge (USN) added 25 points as LSU exploded to a 91-68 win over Georgia Tech.


Kiont Jones (Spring Hill) concluded a fine fall league with 23 points leading the way for Tech. Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood) finished with 16 points, Henry Brooks (McGavock) added 14 and Lee Dreaden (Nashville Christian) added 12 points.




Clemson 96

Vanderbilt 63

You could hear the oohs and the aahs from the crowd in attendance and with every jump shot and rebound it was apparent that the growth of Jalen Lindsey (CPA) was happening right before our eyes. The rising freshman wing scored 32 points and grabbed 21 rebounds leading Clemson past Vanderbilt 96-63.


Lindsey was joined in the scoring column by a bevy of teammates including Connor Brandon (Wilson Central) with 23 points, Derrick Hankins (Cumberland County) with 16 markers and Jess Morris (Harpeth) with 10.


Ricky Bowser (Franklin Classical) led Vanderbilt with 20 points. Hunter Culp (Camden Central) finished with 19 markers in the loss.




Tennessee 104

Wake Forest 72

Andy Moore (Ravenwood) was flawless from the field missing nary a shot in the second half and the rising junior guard finished with 30 points leading Tennessee to a 104-72 victory over Wake Forest in the days opening game.


Joining Moore, Tyree Nightingale (East Literature) and David Howard (MBA) finished with 25 points each in the victory.


Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) added 18 for Tennessee.


Will Downey (Ensworth) concluded a fine fall league with 27 points leading five double digit scorers for Wake Forest.


Christian Haile (Shelbyville) added 14, Braxton Bonds (CPA) finished with 11 and Austin Clements (Creek Wood) and Austin Dole (Harpeth) added 10 points apiece.