Young Rebel Becomes Lion… Franklin Star Makes Decision


How about that Freed.

Michael Young (Franklin) became the third member of this burgeoining Lion recruiting class when the Rebel senior pledged his wares for the Henderson school. 

Young has been a standout for the Rebels for the past four years earning numerous All-District and All-Region honors.

His ability to score and his basketball intelligence will serve him well under Coach Jason Shelton's system.

The Lions compete in the Trans South Conference and are currently packing thier bags as they make the trip to Kansas City for the NAIA National Tournament.

Young joins his high school teammate James Haddix and ECS sharpshooter Jonathan Milewski as the newest members of the Freed roster. 

Cardin Will Become A Trojan

Right on the heels of it's earlier signing, Trevecca Nazarene continues to do hard work signing Blake Cardin (Independence).

Cardin had a monsterous senior campaign leading his team in scoring and will be a welcome addition for Coach Sam Harris and the Trojans. 

His hustle and blue collar ethic will serve him well in the physical world of the Trans South Athletic Conference. 

Cardin joins Clakrsville Northwest scoring sensation Marquis Rudolph as members of the Trojans 2009 recruiting class. 

Lions Tame Milewski… ECS Guard Commits to Freed-Hardeman


Success breeds success.

The Lions of Freed-Hardeman are having a fantastic season in 2008-2009. 

Coach Jason Shelton was named TransSouth Coach of the Year, the team is nationally ranked in the NAIA and have an expected date in the national tournament in Kansas City next week. 

Why would you not wanna go there........

Jonathan Milewski (ECS) apparently agrees.

The talented shooting sensation has decided to pursue his dreams of college basketball and has committed to play for the Lions. 

Milewski helped lead ECS to a semi-final state berth this season and is considered one of the best shooters in the state. 

He joins Franklin big man James Haddix on the Lions 2009 recruiting class. 

Marquis Rudolph Signs With Trevecca

Marquis Rudolph (Clarksville Northwest) is going to live out his dream.

The senior scorer will take his game on to the next level and play for Sam Harris at Trevecca.

Rudolph was one of the top players in the Clarksville area for the past few seasons and will be a welcome addition for the Trojans.

His scoring ability and overall basketball saavy will adapt well to the rigors of college hoops.

Trevecca is a member of the TranSouth Conference and a member of the NAIA.

Congrats to Marquis, I wish him nothing but good luck.  

It’s Freed at Last… Haddix is a Lion


Things are looking good down in Henderson, Tennessee.

The Lions currently guard the #14 spot in the NAIA national rankings and now have secured the post for the near future.

James Haddix (Franklin) the 6'9 emerging post has ended his recruitment and will become a Lion next season.

Haddix has made tremendous strides as a player the past couple of seasons improving his footwork and ability to catch and score of the post-up.

He will be a vital cog in Coach Jason Shelton's post oriented offense and a potential force in the TransSouth Conference for years to come.

For Haddix his next order of business is taking the Rebels as far as they can go in the playoffs with district action staring this weekend.


Nash Going to Bryan… Upperman Star Staying in State

"Without the showcase, we would not been in the fight for Nash."

Words from Bryan assistant Donald Green as he voiced his exuberance over signing Upperman wing Carrin Nash.

Nash, who goes 6'4, was one of the highlighted players at our East Tennessee event and Bryan College, located in Dayton, Tennessee, was the recipient of the good fortune.

Nash is a wonderful athlete who is having a fine senior campaign. He can score off the dribble or from the outside and his versatility is what initially drew Bryan to the Upperman star.

Nash will now do his best to help the Bee's overcome a very talented Livingston Academy squad and make some noise in their district.

Bryan College participates in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and the NAIA DII level.



Connolly Headed to the Ivy League

Brendan Connolly (Father Ryan) has become the 14th member of the Class of 2009 to make his pledge to D1.

The 6'9 post player will take his game to the Ivy League and become a Princeton Tiger.

Connolly has dominated thus far in his senior campaign averaging over 20+ per game and will be a solid contributor for Coach Sydney Johnson and the Tigers.


Crane Gives Eagles a Fearsome Foursome

You just thought they were done.

The Eagles of Carson Newman added their fourth outstanding recruit from the Class of 2009 to the fold with Collin Crane (Karns).

Crane, who played this summer with the Mid-State Ballerz, Brings intensity and good size for his position to the fold. At 6'5 he is able to create his own shot and has unlimited range from three. His style will be perfect for the record setting Southern Atlantic Conference scoring champs. The Eagles set the SAC record for points per game at 90.3 last season.

Crane joins a sterling cast of commitments for Coach Dale Clayton, who is only four wins away from 300. Joe Meady (Knoxville Carter), Trey Carruthers (Harpeth) and David Ware (Walker Valley) all made the pledge to call Jefferson City home for the next four seasons.

Congrats to Collin and good luck on your upcoming season season.


Lucky #13… Odom is a Moc

Don't ever let em tell you number 13 is unlucky.

Josh Odom (Science Hill) would surely disagree with you.

The rising senior made his commitment to play for Coach John Shulman and the Mocs of Chattanooga this week.

With this commitment Josh becomes the 13th member of the Class of 2009 to made his decision before thier upcoming senior campaign.

Odom, who balled this summer with the Mid-State Ballerz, is long and lean but skilled and smart on the court. What he lacks in physical size he makes up for with smart basketball knowledge and heady play. Josh can shoot from the outside and never backs down from a defensive challenge.

His basketball IQ will get him on the floor before the rest of his peers.

Now the task is upon Josh to lead the presitgious Hilltopper program back to the top of the heap in the upper Tennessee landscape.

Good luck to Josh.

Skyhawks Get Memphis Slasher

And now there are 12.

Zach Jones (Craigmont) became the twelfth member of the Class of 2009 to pledge D1 when the 6'5 Memphis hoopstar announced his intentions to attend Tennessee-Martin.

Jones ,who can play the two or three, is long and athletic and will fit the style of the OVC emerging power very well. His ability to score off the bounce will help him get on the floor in the penetrating style of Coach Bret Campbell and his Skyhawks.

Good luck to Zach and his Craigmont teammates as they head into the season.