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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

Scots Keep Bringing in Tennessee Talent

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Another NCAA appearance, another stellar season for venerable head coach Randy Lambert has the future gleaming for the Scots of Maryville College.

 

The Scots finished the 2011-2012 campaign 18-10 falling in the opening round of the NCAA DIII National Tournament.

 

Replenishing the troops is what makes this program one of the tops in the nation in their division year after year and this season appears to be more of the same.

 

The Scots welcome four Tennessee high school hoopers and a former Tennessee player and D1 transfer into the fold for next season.

 

Spencer Shoffner (Oak Ridge) brings his above average athleticism into the Scots fold next season. The guard/wing player will be a major contributor from the jump with his ability to score from inside or out. Shoffner was an all-district and all-region player at oak Ridge capturing the player of the year honors after his final campaign this season.

 

Staying in the East Tennessee area, Coach Lambert welcomes sharp shooting combo guard Tanner Torres (Anderson County) into the program after a solid senior season at Anderson County High School in Clinton. Torres was the Mavericks leading scorer and assist man and garnered numerous all-district and all-region honors throughout his career.

 

Still in the Volunteer state but in the opposite direction the Great South Athletic Conference stalwarts grab 6'5 power forward Logan Brewer (Polk County). Brewer was his area's player of the year and will be a welcome addition for a squad losing some inside force.

 

Venturing down to Middle Tennessee the Scots secure the services of another sharp shooter in Cameron Tuck (Dickson County).  

Finally former Gatlinburg-Pittman star Jose Agosto, who signed with D1 Canisius out of high school, will make his way back to East Tennessee and play with the Scots and his former head coach and current Maryville College assistant coach Raul Placeres.

 

Another solid effort from Coach Lambert and his very capable staff.

 

Blazers are Golden as Memphis Guard Commits

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With the district playoffs right on top of us a great of the seniors in the Class of 2012 are feeling the pressure of where they will be spending their college careers.

The action usually starts to heat up at this time of the year and with the 12th commitment in the Class of 2012 the Blazers of UAB select Cameron Golden (Rdigeway).

The talented guard has been at his best this season proving he can run the point and has focused his game on more than just scoring from the guard position. He has become a more well rounded player and his overall statistics show this trend.

UAB is coached by former Indiana head man Mike Davis and the Blazers play in Conference USA.

Golden will now take on the task of leading his Roadrunners into a spot at the Class AAA state tournament come March in Murfreesboro.

Lewis Chooses Rams……First Player in 2013 to Commit

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The vaunted Class of 2013 has been talked about extensively by recruiting pundits all over the country.

This could be the best class we have had in the state of Tennessee since 2006 when we saw the likes of Branden Wright, Thaddeus Young, Wayne Chism and many more.

JaQuan Lewis (Dickson County) is a member of this special class.

The 6'1 rising junior guard has decided to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia in the fall of 2013.

Lewis is the first member of the Class of 2013 to commit thus far.

VCU, who is coached by Shaka Smart, was a final four participant last season and made waves with their play throughout the month of March.

The Rams play in the Colonial Athletic Conference and are currently riding an 11 game winning streak and stand at 22-5 on the season with the conference playoff just around the corner.

Southland School Snatches Spring Hill Guard

Lucky #13 for Keilan Blanks (Spring Hill) as the senior guard inked to play his college basketball at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Blanks is the 13th member of the Class of 2012 to pledge to a D1 school.

His Raiders currently sit among the state's top schools in Class AA sporting a guady 18-1 record.

Lamar is coached by former Texas Tech head coach Pat Knight, the son of legendary mentor Bobby Knight.

The Cardinals compete in the Southland Conference.

Memphis Guard Headed to the OVC

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Now there are 12.

Alex Anderson (Memphis East) became the 12th memeber of the Class of 2012 to pledge his commitment as the talented point guard will take his game to Jackson ville State next fall.

Anderson is back to his old stomping grounds at East and has the Mustangs playing at a high level and right on the cusp of the state rankings in Class AAA.

With his decision out of the way, Anderson will now set his sights on the omnipresent battles that will represent the war in District 16AAA.

Jacksonville State is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and is located in Jacksonville, Alabama.

They are coached by James Green.