Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

“The Real Deal” Jalen Steele Commits to SEC School

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Dreams can come true.

 

Jalen Steele (Fulton) had always dreamed of one day playing in the SEC. After receiving lukewarm interest before this summer his mission was to make himself a recruit able SEC athlete.

 

Mission accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The rising senior after a weekend visit has ended his recruitment and will suit up next season for the Tigers of Auburn.

 

Auburn, coached by Jeff Lebo, made some headlines after winning the SEC Tournament last season and earning a spot in the field of 65.

 

Steele, who has led Fulton to two consecutive state championships in Class AA, is poised and ready for the three-peat. Garnering MVP honors last season the Falcons appear more than ready to add another gold ball to the trophy case.

 

Steele, who played his summer basketball with the Tennessee Travelers, will be a welcome addition for the War Eagles with his quick trigger and dead eye shooting range.

 

Steele is the fourth member of the Class of 2010 to pledge his college choice thus far.

 

Congrats to Jalen and we wish him nothing but success and happiness with his college decision.

Scots Add Three More…….Ellis to Lagrange

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The Scots of Maryville College are simply one of the best college programs in the entire state of Tennessee.

Coach Randy Lambert has led his team to 10 straight NCAA D3 tournament appearances and several Great South Athletic Conference crowns.

The Scots have been kind to the Knoxville area recruiting several players who have had great success at the Maryville campus.

So it comes as no surprise when the Scots announced they added three more recruits to the four they signed last week for one of the best classes the school has ever seen.

Justin Davenport (Cannon County), Hunter Daniels (Rhea County) and Zach Stinnett (Maryville) join a class that consisted of Joey Boedwig (Knoxville Catholic), Phillips Stephens (Knoxville Catholic), Spencer Peake (Bearden) and Cory Conard (Cosby).

Davenport led his squad to the sub-state and became one of the most exciting shooters in the state. He will love the Scots emphasis on the long ball.

Daniels joins a big front line and will benefit from the post improvement that seems to befit all the young Scots incoming insiders. He is a hard worker who likes contact and has a bright future.

Stinnett is a local player who has range and plays with a very high basketball IQ.

The Scots finished the season at 23-5 losing in the first round of the national tournament.

In other D3 news, Lagrange College also from the Great South Athletic Conference has inked Nick Ellis (Notre Dame).

Ellis is a good outside shooter who can play either guard spot and will be a welcome addition for Coach Warren Haynes and his future Panthers teammates.

Ellis helped lead Notre Dame to the district 7AA crown this past season.

 

Briarcrest Guard Chooses Skyhawks

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17 and counting is the number as Demarc Richardson (Briarcrest Christian) officially announced he will attend the University of Tennessee-Martin.

17 is the number of D1 signees for the under rated Class of 2012.

Richardson will join fellow Class of 2012 member Dee Oldham next season with the Skyhawks.

Tennessee-Martin is coached by Jason James and the Skyhawks play in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Richardson is a solid and strong presence who should see immediate playing time with his college ready build. He can play the point and also be able to provide some scoring if asked to ball off the ball.

 

“The Professor” Becomes a Bruin

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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.

Miller Headed to the A-Sun

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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.