Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

Gatlinburg-Pittman Power Heading to the East Coast

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Jose Agosto (Gatlinburg-Pittman) came to the mountain of East Tennessee a couple of years ago with a dream to play basketball on the next level.

Today his wish was granted when the 6'5 combo forward committed to play his college basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Canisius plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and is coached by Tom Parrota.

The Griffs are getting a tough minded player who can score off the block and create some opportunities with his outside shot and ability to put the ball on the floor and finish.

Agosto becomes the 20th player in the Class of 2011 to sign D1.

Agosto led the Highlanders to one of the finest seasons in school history. They were ranked as high as #2 in the A.P. polls and finished the season in the regional semi-finals.

A great young man we wish him nothing but the best in his college experience.

Applewhite Chooses SEC School

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Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) had no doubt a strong performance at the state tournament could vault him into a high major scholarship offer.

As it goes he was certainly correct.

The 6'6 wing forward will take his game to Starkville and play for the Bulldogs of Mississippi State and first year head coach Rick Ray.

Applewhite was simply a man among boys at this years state tourney. He averaged over 20 points per game and grabbed over 10 boards per contest leading Central to the title game loss against Memphis East.

Big Dre has a college ready body and will be asked to play some on the perimeter; as well as, on the block where he can excel also.

Applewhite becomes the 15th player in the Class of 2012 to pledge D1.

“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.