Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

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

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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.  

Wooten Headed to Southern Conference

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The third member of the Briarcrest Christian triumvirate finally makes his college decision.

Greg Wooten joins his high school teammates, Johnny Williams and Leslie McDonald , who signed with George Mason and North Carolina respectively, as D1 signees. 

The 6'1 point guard decided to end all speculation and has committed to play for the Bulldogs of Samford.

Samford, who plays in the Southern Conference, is located in Birmingham and coached by Jimmy Tillette.

Wooten brings versatility and a great head for the game to the Dogs. He can score when called upon but his greatest asset for the next level will be his ability to adapt to whatever spot the team needs his services.

Good luck to Greg and I wish him nothing but success.  












Purple Aces Snag Memphis Guard


A gem, a sleeper, whatever we are calling them nowdays are players who were basically under the radar for their high school careers, but got the attention of some college coaches be it from our site or a friend of a friend, regardless they finally got some notice.

Lewis Jones (Carver) was one of those players. Not playing in the summer for various reasons, the 6'4 guard was basically unknown on the national scene. His scoring exploits in high school were no mystery, as we featured him weekly on our list of top scorers and even named him West Tennessee Player of the Week one one occassion. 

No longer can Jones be under the radar as the Memphis guard has inked on the dotted line and will suit up next season for the Purple Aces of Evansville.

Coach Marty Simmons will welcome the steady and athletic big guard to the Missouri Valley program.  

The signing of Jones gives the Class of 2009 a cool 22 with at least three to four more pending.   

Mocs Get Their Man


Rico White (Bearden) has made the most of his senior season as a Bearden Bulldog.

The 6'3 guard/wing led his squad to the Class AAA state finals, was named to every all-tournament team, garnered numerous all-district and all-region kudos and now becomes the 21st player in the Class of 2011 to pledge D1.

White will take his game down I75 to play for Coach Jon Shulman and the Mocs of Chattanooga.

Chattanooga plays in the Southern Conference and finished last season at 16-16.

White, who will be looked upon as a two-guard, brings a high basketball IQ and a willingness to do whatever is asked of him on the next level.

White turned down offers from Charleston Southern, Radford and Eastern Kentucky before choosing to bring his talents to the McKenzie Arena.

We wish him all the luck in the world and thank you for the privledge of having watched you grow as a player and as a friend.

Bearden Wing Air Force Bound


The first of the Bearden five and the 15th player in the Class of 2009 has decided on his college decision.

Dustin Craig (Bearden) the 6'5 wing will attend the Air Force Academy.

Craig, a 6'5 wing, is the first of his peers at state power Bearden to make his decision as he heads to the Mountain West to play for Coach Jeff Reynolds.

Craig, who played this summer for the Mid-State Ballerz, showed he could compete on a national level and he chose the Falcons over a couple of other offers.

Now to the business at hand the Bulldogs will be playing in the second round of the prestigious Arbys Clasic before embarking on a run at the state.