Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: AAU/League News

Duvall Devastating in Week #3 of TPH Nashville Fall League


Week #3 was competitive with some great performances and some young players really showing out in the process.


North Carolina 77

Wake Forest 69

Joshua Joy (DCA) led a host of double digit scorers as North Carolina raised their season mark to 2-1 with a 77-69 win over previously unbeaten Wake Forest.


Joy, who finished with 15, was assisted in the scoring column by Coleman Spann (CPA) with 14, Hunter Culp (Camden Central) with 12, Dee Oldham (Wilson Central) with 11 and Tyler Soffiantino (Wilson Central) with 10.


Will Clayton (Harpeth) led Wake Forest with 17 points followed closely by Braxton Bonds (CPA), Brad McClung (Station Camp) and Rickie Bowser (Franklin Classical) all with 12 markers.



Florida 89

Clemson 78

Easton Cline (Station Camp) led a group of five teammates in double digits as Florida climbed to 2-1 knocking off previously unblemished Clemson 89-78 in Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League action this past Saturday at CPA.


Cline, finished with 17, followed closely by Chance Bouldin (FRA) with 14, Caleb Chowbay (Mt. Juliet) with 13, Parker Howell (CPA) with 12 and rising freshman Jalen Duke (MLK) with 11.


Clemson was led by Cameron Gordon (Shelbyville) with 24 points, while Kessler Bell (FRA) added 22 and Donya Burnette (Riverdale) finished with 20, all in the second half.



Tennessee 96

LSU 72

Braxton Blackwell (CPA) was simply outstanding dropping 22 points as Tennessee raced past LSU 96-72.


Blackwell, a rising 8th grader, played a wonderful floor game getting everyone involved as well as scoring.


Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) added 17 in the big win. Mason Delatour (Pearl Cohn) and Army commitment Kyle Weldon (Rossview) finished with 14 and 12 respectively.


Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) led LSU with 18 points. He was followed closely by Caymon Dial (LaVergne) and Ben Williams (White's Creek) who both finished with 17 points in the loss.



Duke 97

Georgia Tech 90

Asa Duvall (Brentwood) notched 26 points leading an extremely Duke scoring session and a 97-90 victory over Georgia Tech for their initial victory of the young season.


Joining Duvall in the scoring ledger Austin Gee (Ezell-Harding) and Jordan Bedwell (White House-Heritage) each with 16 markers, Ethan "The Elevator" Hurt (Harpeth) with 15, Omari Moore (Pearl Cohn) with 12 and Sam Rhoten (Goodpasture) with 10 points.


The combined scoring effort overcame a game high 29 points from Belmont commitment Craig Bradshaw (CPA).


Christian Haile (Shelbyville) added 20 while Duncan Smith (MBA) and T.J. Reese (Harpeth) each finished with 11 points.



Kentucky 92

Vanderbilt 66

Rob Marberry (FRA) and Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood) scored 25 and 20 respectively as Kentucky pulled out a big 92-66 victory over a depleted Vanderbilt squad.


Nathan Watkins (Ensworth) added 19 points in his first game for Kentucky.


Jaime Lloyd (Harpeth) led Vanderbilt with 14 points. Cham Cham Quao (Webb School) added 13 in the loss.




Week #3 Top 10 Scorers

Craig Bradshaw (CPA) 29pts

Asa Duvall (Brentwood) 26pts

Rob Marberry (FRA) 25pts

Cameron Gordon (Shelbyville) 24pts

Kessler Bell (FRA) 22pts

Braxton Blackwell (FRA) 22pts

Donya Burnette (Riverdale) 20pts

Christian Haile (Shelbyville) 20pts

Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood) 20pts

Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) 18pts


No Games are scheduled for this weekend. Play will resume on October 22nd.  

Green Goes for 47 as Pilot Rocky Top Fall League Kick Off in Cleveland


Games tipped off at the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall League Cleveland this weekend with some come from behind rallies and some big time scoring from one Chattanooga youngster.



Tennessee 72

Florida 65

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) got off to a blistering start dropping 24 points and leading Tennessee to a 72-65 victory over Florida in the day's opening contest. The game was a see-saw battle with Florida leading 35-28 at the break and holding a small lead with less than two minutes remaining before a quick 10-0 Tennessee run sealed the deal.


Leo Born (Baylor) added 14 points in the victory.


Cordell James (McCallie) put on a nice show in his battle with Bowles. Two of the areas best scorers went head to head and did not disappoint. James finished with 19 points. He was joined in the scoring column by Ronzell Robinson (Cleveland) with 14 and Darian Johnson (Bradley Central) with 10 markers.



Villanova 87

Marquette 81

Justus McMillan (Boyd Buchanan) exploded for a game high 27 points as Villanova withstood a furious Marquette rally to get them in the end 87-81. Villanova put five guys in double digits led by McMillan. Josh Coleman (Rhea County) added 15, Jordan Kurtz (CSAS) banged out 13 while Carter Clark (Rhea County) and Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland) both stopped on 10 in the big win.


Josh Green (Georgia) and Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County) came on really strong late but not hold off the Villanova surge. Green finished the day with 23 points, while Worthington held tight at 16 points. Cameron Colverd (Bledsoe County) finished with 11 points in the close loss.



Alabama 88

Auburn 78

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) put his inaugural stamp on this game finishing with a game high 30 points and helping Alabama slide past a depleted Auburn team 88-78. Johnson kept Auburn at bay most of the game as the furious comeback fell just short at the end.


Eric Traylor (East Ridge) finished with 17 points and Dustin Little (Cleveland) added 12. Hall Allen (Boyd Buchanan) put down 11 in the victory.


Preston Russell (Tellico Plains) led Auburn with 27 points while Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) put down 23 in the close loss.



Louisville 94

Syracuse 61

Chris Green (East Ridge) put the bar high as the young man from Chattanooga busted out for 47 points leading Louisville past Syracuse 94-61. Green was assisted in the scoring column by Frank Brogdan (CSAS) with 17 points and Jarrod Rhodes (Cleveland) with 14.


Justin Ragsdale (Silverdale Academy) led Syracuse with 22 points. Logan Brewer (Polk County) added 15 in the loss.



Vanderbilt 87

Connecticut 80

Alfonzo Cox (East Ridge) and Steadman Ford (Notre Dame) scored 19 and 16 points respectively leading Vanderbilt to a cross-division victory over UConn 87-80. Despite being undermanned Vanderbilt was able to pull off the victory.


UConn placed four players in double digits including Xavier Cummings (Red Bank) with 19, Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) added 18, C.J. Reese (McCallie) finished with 12 while Miles Morgan (Bradley Central) managed 11 of his own.



Week #1 Top Scorers


Chris Green (East Ridge) 47pts

Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) 30pts

Justus McMillan (Boyd Buchanan) 27pts

Preston Russell (Tellico Plains) 27pts

D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) 24pts

Jamaal Calvin (McCallie) 23pts

Josh Green (Georgia) 23pts

Justin Ragsdale (Silverdale Academy) 22pts

Xavier Cummings (Red Bank) 19pts

Cordell James (McCallie) 19pts


Week #2 Schedule (@Cleveland High School)

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama

Syracuse vs. Marquette

Florida vs. Louisville

Connecticut vs. Villanova

Tennessee vs. Auburn