Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

Tigers Snatch Nashville Rising Star

 

A huge upside, a huge summer is generally two ingredients that go well together when concocting how to make you a viable prospect on the next level.

Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) was turning heads last year before an accident just before the start of his junior year kept him out of action. The 6'7 rising senior wing got back onto the circuit in July just in time for the evaluation period and began turning heads once again.

Davis, who ran this summer with the vaunted Team Nashville crew, ended his recruitment this weekend when he chose the Tigers of Tennessee State.

A huge coup for the Ohio Valley Conference stalwart and first year head coach Travis Williams.

Davis brings a major upside to his game. He has terrific quickness; explosion and can knock down the short jumper as well.

Coach Williams has secured the type of player from the local area who can hopefully begin a pipeline streaming towards the TSU campus.

Davis is the 11th member of the Class of 2013 to pledge his wares to the D1 corps.

 

 

 

 

“The Franchise” Makes His Way to Texas

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Another one off the board...

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) joins 10 other members of the Class of 2013 as the lanky 6'6 rising senior ended his recuitment with a commitment to Great West Conference member Houston Baptist.

The Huskies, who will soon move to the Southland Conference, are coached by Ron Cottrell.

"The Franchise" will now concentrate on securing another Class A state title berth, another Mr. Basketball nomination and many more post-season honors.

 

Racers Grab Memphis Guard

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The Racers of Murray State may be one of the most talked about programs in the country, regardless of conference affiliation.

Coach Steve Proehm's crew won over 30 games last season and won both the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament title last year.

Cameron Payne (Lausanne) apparently liked what he saw. The 6'0 lead guard decided to end his recruitment and will suit up next season for the Racers of Murray State.

Payne, who ran this summer with the Bluff City Legends in the Nike EYBL, is a scorer with deep range who will run the point. He plays with aggression and has that Memphis swagger we all know and love so well.

Payne is the 9th player in the Class of 2013 to commit thus far.

Vols Land West Tennessee Big Timer

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Second year Tennessee mentor was searching for his first signature recruit.

A player who was sought after by all the big boys and a player who could help lure more 5-star players into the Volunteer fold.

Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) is that player.

The 6'5 combo guard ended his massive recruitment with a pledge to spend his time in Rocky Top come next fall.

Hubbs, who was nationally ranked among the top 15 to 25 players in the country depending on which service you believe, is a special talent who can knock down the outside shot and finish at the rim with gusto.

He is the 8th player from the special Class of 2013 to commit and the first to pledge for an SEC school.

Hubbs, who played his summer hoops with M33M, spurned offers from Kentucky and Duke to spend his time wearing the orange and white.

A New King in Memphis

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7 and counting.

The Class of 2013 has long been considered one of the best classes to come through the state since the hearlded Class of 2006 that brough us Branden Wright, Thaddeus Young, Wanye Chism and Willie Kemp to name a few.

Nick King (Memphis East) added Memphis Tigers to his aspiring resume as the 6'7 wing pledged his wares to Coach Josh Pastner and the crew.

King, who helped Memphis East win a Class AAA state championship last season, makes the third Bluff City player to stay home joining Sam Craft and Markel Crawford who chose the Tigers last week.

King was a fixture on the EYBL scene playing for the Bluff City Legends in the competitive league.