Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

JMac Chooses the Lee Express

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The old adage if you work hard and do the right things, good things are coming your way was never more true in the case of Jon McCroskey (Gatlinburg-Pittman).

The 6'2 senior guard is playing the best basketball of his young life and academically he's a bonafide star.

McCroskey will take his talent down I75 to Cleveland and attend Lee University next season.

The Flames play in the DI level of the NAIA and are coached by Tommy Brown and are a powerhouse in their respective division.

McCroskey brings high level basketball IQ, a much improved outside stroke and a winners mentality into the fold for the fiery Coach Brown.

Congrats to you Jon.

Memphis Sleeper Headed to the SWAC

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What defines a sleeper?

A player who plays a bit under the radar, maybe or someone who not alot of people know about in one way shape or form. 

Kerrell Davis (Hillcrest) could be classified as a sleeper but his talent and next level ability takes care of the label without any concern. 

The Hillcrest point man will take his considerable talent and play for Coach Tony Harvey at Texas Southern next season. 

Davis, who many think is the best pure point in the city of Memphis is not just a pass friendly leader. He has scoring ability, plays very good on the ball defense and is a leader on the floor. 

The Tigers who play in the Southwest Athletic Conference have a bright future with the talented lead guard.

Davis becomes the 18th member of the Class of 2011 in Tennessee to pledge D1. 

Milligan College Lands Cross

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After a summer of traveling the country with the vaulted Tennessee Travelers and a fall highlighted by capturing the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall League championship on his Tri-Cities squad, Jordan Cross (Sullivan East) was set for an outstanding senior campaign.

 

He scored 35 points in his first game before an unfortunate injury has sidelined him for the remainder of his senior season.

 

All is not lost as the 6'3 senior has signed to play his college basketball next season for the Buffaloes of Milligan College.

 

Milligan is getting a fine shooter and an exceptionally smart basketball player who will be a stalwart in their program for the next four years.

 

Milligan College, coached by Bill Robinson, plays in the Appalachian Athletic Conference of the NAIA.

 

We wish Cross a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him at Milligan for the next few seasons.

King College Gets Unicoi County Star

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Logan Lyle (Unicoi County) is set for an outstanding senior campaign. He will be the main threat for his squad but first he needed to get a major decision out of the way so he could put all his energy into leading Unicoi to the state this year.

 

Lyle will attend King College in Bristol and play for the legendary George Pitts.

 

The Tornado finished last season at 27-6 playing in NCCAA D1 but will toil this season as a member of the Conference of the Carolinas in D2.

 

Lyle brings a big time game to the Bristol school, he can knock down the jumper from anywhere on the floor, has the size to score inside and is unselfish with a high basketball IQ, yes my friends Pitts and staff have got themselves a very good one.  

Lions Roar into Nashville for Talented Big

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The rich keep getting richer, as they say, but as I've always said you create your own success with hard work and diligence.

 

Isiah Harrison (Hillsboro) applied the same principles to his burgeoning game this summer and the 6'7 Nashville big man played himself into a college scholarship.

 

Harrison will sign with NAIA stalwart Freed-Hardeman a member of the TransSouth Conference.

 

Harrison is a bright, athletic player with improving skills; his best basketball is certainly in his future and who better than to cultivate this talent than Freed-Hardeman head man Jason Shelton.

 

The Lions who narrowly missed participating in the national tournament last season are ranked #23 in the pre-season national NAIA poll.