Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

Miller Headed to the A-Sun

hunter miller.jpg

The news was good for CPA shooting guard Hunter Miller, as the 6'1 senior pledged to continue his basketball career at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Miller brings a great knowledge of the game and will work hard enough to find his way into some playing time next year for the Eagles.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Miller, who helped lead CPA to the state tourney last season, fell just short of returning to the 'boro this year.

The Eagles are coached by Dave Balza.  

“The Professor” Becomes a Bruin

craigbradshaw.jpg
 

Having garnered the first recruit from the Class of 2012, the Belmont Bruins decided to waste little time in capturing their second pledge.

 

Coach Rick Byrd, the nation's 12th ranked coach for victories at 610, welcomes Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (CPA) into the Bruin Family.

 

Bradshaw, who runs with the Tennessee Travelers in the summer, is a tough customer who fits right in to the disciplined style of the master Bruin.

 

Bradshaw has fought some injuries in the early part of the summer schedule but should be 100% for the remainder of the July run.

 

The Bruins were the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Champions last season and represented the league in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins also made big dance appearances inn 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Bearden Wing Headed for the Bruins

blake jenkins.jpg

Belmont captured their second Tennessee hoopster on this day when Blake Jenkins (Bearden) decided to end his college process and chose to play for Coach Rick Byrd and the Bruins of Belmont.

Jenkins, who helped Bearden into the 2009 state tourney, was a much improved player his enior campaign. Showing the hustle and dedication on both ends of the floor made his value skyrocket as the hoops season trudged along.

The 6'6 wing can score off the dribble, is very good in transition and has improved his outside shot to where it is a weapon as well.  

Jenkins joins Ian Clark (Germantown) as Tennessee hoopsters heading to the Atlantic Sun stalwart. 

The Bruins missed making the NCAA tourney this season after losing to ETSU in the league championship game. If you recall the Bruins were a missed shot away from besting heavyweight Duke in last years tourney.

Jenkins becomes the second Bulldog to pledge D1 as his running mate Dustin Craig (Bearden) did so earlier in the season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glover Chooses Lipscomb

jrglover.jpg
 

Recruiting is a funny business, right after the first session of the July period many players make their college decisions and in Tennessee we are experiencing the same trend.

 

John Ross Glover (USJ) put to rest all speculation and will attend Lipscomb University next season.

 

Glover becomes the third member of the Class of 2012 to pledge D1 after his classmates Caleb Chowbay and Craig Bradshaw committed to play for conference rival Belmont.

 

Glover is a smart player who has the strength and skill level to create scoring opportunities for himself. He spends an inordinate amount of time at the foul line, knowing how to draw his defender into him and his physical prowess allows him to convert most of those scoring chances.

 

Glover is underrated athletically and will be a nice fit in the Bison system. "I felt this was the right place for me" says the rising senior. "My parents and I trust the coaches; love the school and the style of play".

 

Glover chose Lipscomb despite interest from the likes of Belmont, Princeton, Lehigh and Ciolumbia.

 

Lipscomb is a proud member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and is coached by Scott Sanderson

“Stat-Man” Excited to be a Terrier… Craig has Change of Heart

nathan parker.jpg

The smile tells the whole story.

Stat is headed to the Southern Conference.

Nathan Parker (Bearden) knew this would be the most important decision of his young life. Thusly he deliberated and scoped out his options carefully,  but in the end decided playing for Mike Young at Wofford was what would make him happy. 

The Terriers of Wofford finished 16-14 last season, but a relatively young roster has huge plans for the near future.

Parker gives the Terriers a versatile athlete who can guard every spot on the floor and has the ability to score points in the paint, on the break or in the half-court. His position is not clearly defined but I like to call it..basketball player.

Give him minutes and he will be productive.

Parker will not be alone on the Terriers roster when it comes to the Volunteer state. Former Tennessee hoopsters Tim Johnson (ECS), a junior and Kevin Giltner (Harpeth), a freshman will welcome another of their bretheran with open arms. 

The commitment of Parker gives the Class of 2009 a total of 21 D1 signees. He joins his high school teammates Blake Jenkins (Bearden), who chose Belmont and Demonte Simpson (Bearden), who chose Florida Atlantic as D1 signees. 

 

 

Dustin Craig (Bearden) had pledged to attend the Air Force Academy ,but has since had a change of heart and has decided to stay closer to home and sign with Lincoln Memorial University. 

The Railsplitters under second year coach Josh Schertz are an up and coming powerhouse who plan on wreaking havoc on the South Atlantic Conference next season.

LMU plays in the NCAA DII and is located in Harrogate, Tennessee.