“The Real Thing” Dominating Super 80 Action

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Nothing fake about this dude.

"The Real Thing" is making it happen in the Bluff City.

Joe Jackson (White Station) scored 30 points and grabbed 12 boards while leading the Pacers to a 58-48 victory in Super 80 action over the weekend.

For his efforts Joe is making the trip East for a visit to the University of Tennessee for this weekend's Florida game.

Jackson has been scoring at an alarming rate since the start of the Super 80 season and will no doubt be focused on bringing the shiny hardware back to The Station this season...bet that.

Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) and Jeremy Holmes (Raleigh-Egypt) scored 17 and 14 respectively in defeat.


Bryant Reams (Lausanne) dropped 18 points and Frankie Bougher (CBHS) added 12 to lead the Heat past the Lakers 73-68. Marvin Williams (White Station) was beastlike for the Heat capturing a double/double with a dozen in each category.

Terrence Durham (Craigmont) led the Lakers with 20.


Ferrakohn Hall (White Station) was a man among boys scoring 20 markers and grabbing 10 caroms leading the Grizzlies past the Bulls 58-47. Carlos Denton (Hamilton) led the Bulls with 18 and 10.


The Spurs tripped up the Suns 63-58 behind 18 from Darrian Gray (Southwind) and 16 from Todd Mayo (Houston).

Chris Crawford (Sheffield) continued his scoring dominance in the Super 80 knocking down 28 in the defeat.



Hoops….Super 80 Style

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Pacers 74

Bulls 57

Joe "The Real Thing" Jackson (White Station) droppd 39 points and the Pacers cruised by the Bulls 74-57. Joining Jackson in the scoring column Mardracus Wade (Mitchell) and Tarik Black (Ridgeway) with 10 point each. Gregg Wooten (Braircrest Christian) led the Bulls with 19.


Suns 62

Heat 60

Chris Crawford (Sheffield) put on a show on this night scoring 29 points, grabbing 8 boards and finding time to dish out 7 dimes as well. Not to be outdone he also drained the game winner while tumbling out of bounds with no time left on the clock. Marvin Williams (White Station) was staunch in victory getting a double/double with 17 and 10. Harry green (White Station) added 13 and rising freshman Alex Anderson (Craigmont) finished with 11.


Lakers 51

Suns 50

Terence Durham (Craigmont) led the parade with 10 points but the crowd came to see the debut of Todd Mayo (Houston) , the brother of current Grizzlies first rounder O.J. Mayo. The newcomer did not disappoint scoring 12 points and dishing 6 assists.


Cavs 79

Grizzlies 55

Zach Jones (Craigmont) led a balanced scoring attack with 21 while leading the Cavs to an easy win over the Griz. Ladarius Turner (Kirby) was right behind Jones with 20, Jeremy Holmes (Raleigh-Egypt) added 17 and Ian Clark (Germantown) finished with 10.

For the Griz, Ferrakohn Hall (White Station) scored 19 and high school teammate Andre Hollins (White Station) added 14.

Wilkerson Shines in Week #3 CBL Action

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Telvin Wilkerson (Melrose) dropped 16 markers, grabbed 5 boards and dished out 10 dimes while leading his Knicks to a 90-87 victory over the Pistons. For his efforts Wilkerson was named CBL Player of the Week.

Enjoying the benefit from Mr. Wilkersons unselfish nature, Nate Rucker (Melrose), finished with 26 points and found time to grab 9 boards and Walter Davis (Southwind) added 21 points in the victory.

The Pistons got 30 points and 12 boards from Jamal Conley (Melrose) and 11 points from Chris Crawford (Sheffield).

In other action Tyler Stone (Memphis Central) continued his personal assault on the Memphis hoops scene dropping 23 points and 8 boards while leading his Lakers to an upset of the previously unbeaten Bulls. Joseph Northington (Manassas) added 18 points in the win.

The Bulls got 28 and 12 from Quienton Lowe (Melrose) and 21 from super sophomore Adonis Thomas (Melrose).

In the opening game the Timberwolves stayed unbeaten behind 18 points each from Laterick Flowers and Anthony Jones (Raleigh-Egypt) and squeaked by the Haet 69-66. Darius Paige (Southwind) added 10 points and 7 assists in the win.

Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) led the Heat with 19 in defeat.

Stone Dynamic in Defeat….Week #2 Results in the CBL Memphis


This is a huge year for Tyler Stone (Memphis Central).

The rising senior had a superb summer and is looking to make himself a common entity on dry erase boards in coaches offices all across the country.

Stone dropped 19 points and 13 caroms but fell just short as his Lakers fell to the Heat in CBL Memphis action over the weekend.

The Lakers fell to 0-2 but are missing the services of Ole Miss commitment Reginald Buckner (Manassas).

The Heat were led by the duo of Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) and Reggie Fondren (Raleigh-Egypt).

In other action Adonis Thomas (Melrose) scorched the twine for 25 large leading the Knicks past the Bulls. Quinton Lowe (Melrose) was outstanding for the Knicks scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 boards. The win moves the Knicks to 2-0.

Anthony Jones (Raleigh-Egypt) scored 32 points leading the Timberwolves past the Pistons. The Pistons were led by the backcourt duo of Chris Crawford (Sheffield) and Jermaine Holliman (Melrose).

Stay tuned for more.

Super 80 Ready For Action….New Schedule and Roster Changes


Mid-South Basketball Academy presents the second annual Super 80 Fall League. The schedule has been revamped and some roster changes have occurred, lets try to catch everyone up.



September 6th

12:00 Suns vs. Heat

1:00 Cavs vs. Grizzlies

3:00 Bulls vs. Pacers

5:00 Lakers vs. Spurs


September 13th

12:00 Bulls vs. Grizzlies

1:00 Pacers vs. Cavs

3:00 Suns vs. Spurs

5:00 Heat vs. Lakers


September 20th

12:00 Suns vs. Lakers

1:00 Bulls vs. Cavs

3:00 Spurs vs. Heat

5:00 Grizzlies vs. Pacers


September 27th (Playoffs)

October 4th (Semi-Finals)

October 11th (Finals)

There will also be a girl's Super 80 that plays on the same nights during the regular season at 2 and 4, check them out as well, they deserve your support.


East Division





West Division





Potential Rosters (These are subject to change)


Alex Anderson

Jalen Selmon

Frankie Bougher

LeMelvis Davis

Harry Green

Tim Peete

Bryant Reems

Marvin Williams



Tim Allen

Nathan Rucker

Rodnerius Lewis

Dierre McElroy

McCoy Polk

Terrence Durham

Octavious Ellis

Myron Johnson

Cedric McAfee

Ray Parks Jr.



Tarik Black

Michael Chatman

Joe Jackson

Darryl Marshall

Adonis Thomas

Mardracus Wade

Damian Wooten



Rahiem Hart

Trey Draper

Russell Hill

Ivan Denton

Darrian Gray

Caderrio Macklin

Todd Mayo

Corean Pearson

Davon Hayes

Darious Paige



Tyler Stone

Montrell Crawford

Marcus Crawford

Masceo Harmon

Evan Devould

Cameron Golden

Tevin Cox

Darius Paige

Darryl Wright



Ronald Brown

Kris Brewer

Ian Clark

Blake Daniels

Denzel Hardy

Zach Jones

Jeremy Holmes

Ladarius Turner



Hakim Anderson

Patrick Coleman

Johnny Dunavent

Apparacio Peggins

Will Martinez

Carlos Denton

Gregg Wooten

Whit Thornton

Quinton Sawyer



Reggie Fondren

Farrakohn Hall

James Hampton

Darry Dowdy

Andre Hollins

Tristan Hicks

Raul Aguala

Steadman Hurdle





Class of 2009: Summer Risers

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Their final summer on the circuit. The last chance to make some waves and become a known commodity among coaches. A college coach once described the process to me as "You make your name and reputation in the summer and confirm it during the high school season". Of course that doesn't always apply but it is a great explanation as to why the summer is so vital. Let's see who we thought were the biggest risers in the Class of 2009. Players as always will be listed alphabetically.


Drew Barham (CBHS)

The long,lanky shooter who keeps tearing down the nets and is a huge match-up problem, who is that kid said a scouting collegue of mine this summer. Barham was visible and became a hot name among coaches during the July frenzy.

With his size (6-7) he is the protypical new millinium wing and can shoot over smaller guards. He will need to tighten his handles and get stronger in body and off the dribble to complete the package, but what we've seen already is certainly enough for coaches to get excited about.

Also Drew has agreed to participate in this years diary along with William Moore from Chattanooga.


Marlon Brown (Harding Academy)

So if your one of the top wide reciever/athlete prospects on the gridiron in the country, why would you give basketball coaches the hope that maybe you'd like to try that sport in college as well. Well if anyone can pull the double duty it is the ultra talented Brown.

His efforts on the hardwood this summer made believers out of coaches near and far. He is explosive, obviously, but has a knack for making tough defensive plays and is relentless on the glass. He can score in transition and effectively in the halfcourt set as well. His outside shot is adequate but could use some range, if he can find time to work that into his schedule.


Reginald Buckner (Manassas)

The Ole Miss commitment has been hobbled by some injuries this summer but he did enough to make everyone take note that he is a big time prospect and a steal for Andy Kennedy and the Rebs. Buckner is a talented wing who can score and runs the floor like an antelope.

His explosiveness and overwhelming effectiveness with the ball make him a future pro. He is finally getting the national recognition he deserves and is in line for some national honors if his high school season goes as planned.


Ian Clark (Germantown)

Who wouldn't want a 6-4 wing who can simply knock down the outside shot? I ask you this question knowing the answer is no one. Clark made his impact felt immediately this summer and was consistenly good for the duration.

As with alot of shooters we would like to see him more effective with the dribble and going to the rack to expand his game, which he has done better than in the past. The future is mighty bright for this talented young man.


Brennan Connolly (Father Ryan)

Connolly made the most of his summer, playing in enough events to create a little buzz about his ability. At 6-9 and fundamental he can block shots, disrupt shots and grab boards. He has been very well coached in high school and it shows with his positioning and footwork.

Of course he will be much more effective when he adds strength to his frame. An outstanding student, Connolly has done enough to garner some serious interest from the next level.


John Jenkins (Station Camp)

Who had a bigger summer than Silk. Leading scorer at NBA Players Camp, outstanding Lebron James Camp and finished the summer scoring almost 25 per game in Orlando.

John, who is a Vanderbilt commitment, made his future coaches and teammates blush with his incredible shooting this summer. Arguably the best shooter in the country, Jenkins has put himself into position for some serious post-season awards on the national level, as well as, the state level.


Josh Odom (Science Hill)

Talk about coming out of nowhere. This lanky customer took July and really stamped it his own with his excellent and efficient play. Long and thin, Odom made those who underestimated him pay with long bombs and intelligent scoring.

His play was good enough to garner a few D1 offers at this point, but the more you watch him the more the physical size seems to be a non-issue and the more you love how he plays the game at a high level. A perfect example of why the summer is crucial for players on the cusp of college notice.


Fred Sturdivant (Brainerd)

Despite playing down to match his age group, Big Fred had a wonderful summer and was consistently among the top players for the Tennessee Travelers. His ability to block shots on instinct is scary and he's only scratched the surface of how good he could be offensively with added size and strength.

Coaches have certainly taken notice and he remains one of the mid-majors most talked about players. A solid senior campaign should force everyone to make the trip to Chattanooga to see him erase shots, secure boards and finish with a flush.


Others we considered:

Deonte Alexander (Glencliff)

James Gallman (Fulton)

Chris Reaves (Bolivar Central)

DeAngelo Williams (Spring Hill)

Marquis Rudolph (Clarksville Northwest)

Davell Lloyd (Westview)

Kyle Teichmann (Brentwood)

Nathan "Stat-Man" Parker (Bearden)

Chase Jones (Austin East)

Collin Crane (Karns)

Jeremy Sexton (Temple)


Class of 2010: Summer Risers


Part two of our three part story highlighting who I felt were the top rising players from their play this summer in the Class of 2010. Players will be listed in aplabetical order.


Tarik Black (Ridgeway)

Talk about making an impact on the scene. Everyone in the gym came to watch Joe Jackson and everyone in gym got an eyeful of the hard working Black. His game is coming around very well as he continues to work and his confidence level rises. A bit undersized but not to be outworked in the post. Showed great back to the bucket skills and make his name a household one among coaches in the Southeast. For the record Joe Jackson was worth watching without a doubt.


Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt)

This young man has been fighting scrutiny since he arrived on the scene after being touted as one of the best middle schoolers ever in Memphis. Everyone expected immediate impact and Brown is not that kind of player. He had a metamorphesis this summer and realized that he needed to work on playing on the perimeter a bit more and make his ball-handling and shooting a priority.

It finally came together at Peach Jam after a tough loss. "Tank" as he has always been called put together a nice closing to the Augusta event and carried that over to Orlando, where he made gigantic strides towards being the player we all know he can be. He can still use his physique to score easy buckets and grab offensive glass but now understands that for the next level his game must expand to include some other skills. Great young man who will acheive his goals, I have no doubt about that.


Kerry Hammonds (Siegel)

At 6-4 his size and skill level make him a hot commodity. His summer of work only enhanced that fact. Hammonds, playing with the Alabama Lasers, was a factor everywhere he played this summer. His size and scoring ability made opposing defenses cringe, as he ran some point and was the reciepient of a few box and one defensive sets.

He has good size and will add strength making him a big time prospect for the next level. Coaches love his ability to create his own shot and the fact he can stroke from deep. The sky is the limit for this Siegel star.


Cody Henegar (Marion County)

Burst onto the summer scene with solid efforts in most every event he attended. His size makes him a factor immediately and his potential skill level makes him very intruiging for the masses. At 6-8 and a soft touch, Henegar can score from mid-range or drop step and mush in your face. He lacks strength to battle the high level posts at this juncture but is a smart young man who understands what he needs to do to get better.

Playing with the Nashville Celtics this summer only made Henegar realize what he needs to do to get to the next level. He faced serious competition in almost every tourney and improved every time he stepped on the hardwood.


Brandon Herman (Grace Baptist)

A scoring machine is how one coach described Herman as we chatted about his upside. The young man was a virtual scoring machine this summer with the Tennessee Travelers, Herman played well enough in front of the right people to have scored a few D1 offers already. Despite his scoring prowess, Herman will need to incorporate the point guard role into his reportiore.

At 5-11 his future will bank on his ability to play the dual role. Brandon is hard working and a nice young man and will have no trouble adding the role of leader to his expanding rolodex of skills. Look for a huge year from the rising junior.


Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech)

Anyone who was in Augusta in July was no doubt impressed with the efforts of the newest Liberty legend. Some say he can't shoot, or he can't do this or can't do that, but what he can do is produce and win. Johnson showed his array of skills, scoring against bigger inside guys by outworking them, scoring from the outside because they underestimated him and scoring in transition because he outhustles everyone.

This is the guy who you put on the floor and say , T.J. just make it happen...and he will. His relentless effort catches your eye immediately and his production can't help but leave you impressed. I would make the trip to Liberty a must if I'm a mid-major coach.


Jalen Steele (Fulton)

You could see the transition happen right in front of your eyes. Being from East Tennessee, I get to see Jalen a great deal and as he progressed this season the confidence just kept rising. His effort at state, his play in the Rocky Top League, and his whirlwind tour of the summer scene with the Tennessee Travelers 17 and under bunch only made this confidence grow.

Now high major coaches have become fans of the Knoxville product with the perfect jumper and ice cold demeanor. I look forward to watching him as he makes the next step into his development.


Others who we considered:

Robert Schaeffer (Sheffield)

Cordaro Williams (Liberty Tech)

Mitchell Hill (Cookeville)

Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet)

Antwan Cathey (Trezevant)

Robert Boyd (Fulton)

Darrian Gray (Southwind)

Freddie Lee (McGavock)

Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy)

Class of 2011: Summer Risers

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A really good group of rising sophomores (Class of 2011) made big noise with their efforts on the hardwood. I have chosen seven players whom I thought really showed out and distinguished themselves as players to be reckoned with in this class for the future. They will be listed in alphabetical order:


Galen Campbell (Bearden)

Where did GC come from? Playing sparingly as a freshman for a loaded Bearden team only those who saw him in freshman games knew what kind of impact Campbell would have on the summer scene. Playing with the Tennessee Travelers the 6-2 scoring guard proved to be just that..a scoring guard.

His basketball intelligence is far ahead of his age and he makes good decisions while on the floor. His knowledge of the game is purely instinctive and he always seems to be in the right place on either end of the floor. His scoring outbursts were more consistent than hot streaky and he really turned some heads.


Andre Hollins (White Station)

All over Orlando a buzz was permanently in place for the exploits of this Memphis rising sophomore. His effort and can't lose attitude was contagious to his teammates and everyone sitting courtside while he played. While not a scoring option thus far at The Station, Hollins does all the things to make the scorers proud he wears the same color jersey.

Look for more scoring and offensive production from Hollins this season. His production has made him a national top 100 player and coaches from the major conferences have taken notice.


Kedren Johnson (Marshall County)

If you have not had the pleasure of watching this young man play, you need to make sure you head down to Lewisburg and catch a glimpse of his exciting brand of hoopage. Johnson has the ability to score from off the dribble or from the big line. He leads from the point position and has the basketball savvy to get everyone involved and still score 25+ per game.

Hard work and extra gym time will put him into the next level of national recognition. Believe me when I tell you the national recognition is coming and coming hard.


Nino Johnson (Melrose)

Improving big man who gains confidence with each performance. While his confidence grows so does his production. He's very good on the low post, fights for offensive boards and understands positioning and footwork. He had some great efforts this summer against some of the best big guys in class nationally and looks more than ready to become a fixture in the Memphis hoop scene for years to come.


Chris Jones (Melrose)

At the prestigious Peach jam tourney coaches were abuzz with the small youngster chucking up three and showing no fear against some of the best players in the nation. His name was incorrect in the program, but I knew who he was and kept telling everyone in the gym, thats Chris Jones, Class of 2011.

Jones showed a fearless demeanor that was a breath of fresh air for all coaches in attendance. He knocked down the tough three despite some questionable shot selection. His defensive effort is what caused most of the stir. In the typical Memphis pressing fashion, Jones was a pest at the top of the press or chasing down an unfortunate trapping victim.


Jacob Lloyd (Westview)

Sweet lefty stroke, nice basketball understanding and a will to win make Jake Lloyd a must see in the Class of 2011. His efforts this summer with the Mid-State Ballerz were outstanding, not only in his class but he played many events with the big boys. He showed no fear on the floor against his older and much bigger peers.


Malcolm and Martin Smith (Clarksville Academy)

Good size, athletic skill and pure basketball ability describe the Smith twins who came into their own a bit this summer. Malcolm is a bit more advanced offensively and can score easily on the block and has an adequate shot from mid-range. Martin is also good inside and his length helps him on defense.

Both of these long talented youngster, ranging in the 6-5 area code, are strength and repition away from being very good players for the years to come.


Others we considered:

Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater)

Adonis Thomas (Melrose)

Ray Parks (St. George's)

Lester Wilson (Knoxville Carter)

Cedric McAfee (Craigmont)

Weldon Garlington (Brentwood Academy)

Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech)

Who Showed Out This Summer…Top Risers Starting Tomorrow

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Starting tomorrow I will preview who I felt had the biggest impact on their game this summer. We will feature seven players from each class, starting with the Class of 2011 on Tuesday, Class of 2010 on Wednesday and Class of 2009 on Thursday.

The banner for the September 13th East Tennessee Showcase should be up within the next couple of days. We have also confirmed our West Tennessee Showcase for Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson on October 25th. Registration will begin at 1:30. This is a later than normal starting time so please be aware. Flyers will be sent out and more details will be available as the dates get closer.


Super 80 Registration Information….Potential Rosters

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Mid-South Basketball Academy begins the second year of their Super 80 fall league with registration beginning on August 23rd from 12:00 to 2:00.

The registration will be held at Wooddale Middle School and White Station High School on the assigned times.

Players were hand selected and have been placed on teams but are still required to attend registration. Each participating player will be required to bring $20.00 along with parent or guardian to registration.

For more information call Eric Robinson at 901-864-0415 or 901-237-2175 or email at msbacademy@hotmail.com.

Games will begin on September 6th.

Rosters may be subject to change depending on registration but they are tentatively as follows:


Hakim Anderson-Craigmont

Marterrace Brock-Ridgeway

Patrick Coleman-White Station

Johnny Dunavent-Bolton

Montez Fifer-Southwind

Larry McGaughey-BTW

Aparecio Peggins-Lausanne

Chris Price-Kirby

Tyler Stone-Memphis Central

Gregg Wooten-Braircrest Christian



Tim Allen-Whitehaven

Marquiten Brown-Lausanne

Ronald Brown-Raleigh-Egypt

Walter Davis-Southwind

Terrence Durham-Craigmont

Octavious Ellis-Whitehaven

Myron Johnson-Whitehaven

Cedric McAfee-Craigmont

Nathaniel Rucker-Melrose



Reggie Fondren-Raleigh-Egypt

Ferrakohn Hall-White Station

James Hampton-Ridgeway

Jeremy Holmes-Raleigh-Egypt

Andre Hollins-White Station

Austin Hollis-Germantown

Chris House-Kirby

Steadman Hurdle-Craigmont

Bobby Ray Parks-St. George's

Marquis Wilson-Wooddale



Anthony Borden-West Memphis

Leonard Draper-Mitchell

LaTarik Flowers-Kirby

Stephen Franchise-ECS

Cadarrio Macklin-Ridgeway

Nicholas Mason-Fairley

Monterrious Brown-Ridgeway

Shawn Terry-Oakhaven



Drew Barham-CBHS

Kris Brewer-Ridgeway

Ian Clark-Germantown

Blake Daniels-Braircrest Christian

Masceo Harmon-Memphis Central

Zach Jones-Craigmont

Quinton Alton-Fairley

Ladarius Perkins-White Station

Jeremy Whitmore-Raleigh-Egypt



Alex Anderson-Wooddale

Mario Bass-Kirby

Frankie Bougher-Christian Brothers

LeMelvis davis-Wooddale

Henry Green-White Station

Leslie McDonald-Braircrest Christian

Tim Peete-Memphis Central

Bryant Reams-Lausanne

Johnny Williams-Braircrest Christian

Marvin Williams-White Station



Tarik Black-Ridgeway

Michael Chatman-Collierville

Joe Jackson-White Station

Darryl Marshall-Ridgeway

Darrious Paige-Southwind

Casey Prather-Jackson Northside

Jerrell Stokes-Memphis Central

Adonis Thomas-Melrose

Mardracus Wade-Mitchell



Reginald Buckner-Manassas

Chris Carr-Memphis Central

Marcus Crawford-Sheffield

A.J. Cunningham-Cordova

Evan Devould-Whitehaven

Cameron Golden-Ridgeway

Gentry Hines-Raliegh-Egypt

Telvin Wilkerson-Melrose