Extensive coverage of
Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Category: Recruiting News

Merriweather Chooses the Bucs


As the commitments continue to pour in, we go to the furthest most Eastern point of the state for the 17th pledge from the Class of 2013.

A.J. Merriweather (Jackson Southside) made the most of his summer experience as the 6'3 shooting guard will attend East Tennessee State next fall.

Merriweather, who ran with the Nashville Celtics this past summer, is a dynamic athlete who defends hard and has the ability to score in a multitude of ways. He parlayed a serious July into his D1 pledge.

ETSU plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference and is coached by Murray Bartow in his eigth season at the Johnson City, Tennessee stalwart.

“The Assassin” Makes His Decision


Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) had a tough decision on his hands.

Arguably the best shooter in the state, the 5'11 guard knew it was time to make his college decision.

He fielded offers from several schools including King College, LMU and many others but when the dust settled "The Assassin" decided to play for the Hawks of Shorter University.

Shorter, located in Rome, Georgia, is a D2 school with a rich hoops history. They are a member of the Gulf South Conference and are coached by Chad Warner.

Rowan, who played his summer hoops with the Tennessee Travelers, now has his decision out of the way and he can concentrate on leading his Stone Memorial teammates back to their perch in Murfreesboro come March.

Bison Corral Memphis Wing


16 and Counting!!!!!!!!!

Peyton Husley (Southwind) ended his recruitment last week pledging his wares for the Lipscomb Bison and thus becoming the 16th member of the Class of 2013 to declare D1.

Husley, who played this past summer with Team Thad, is an interesting player who can play multiple spots and has the body to make an immediate impact on the next level.

Lipscomb toils in the Atlantic Sun Conference and is coached by Scott Sanderson.

Third Time is a Charm for TSU


First year mentor Travis Williams made it a point to recruit in-state.

The new Tennessee State mentor is doing just that with his third commitment from a Volunteer state baller as Ryhan Townes (Arlington) will become a Tiger next fall.

Townes, who ran this summer with the surprising Team Thad crew, is a lanky scorer with a deadly lefty jumpshot and the skill level off the bounce to see immediate playing time upon his arrival at the Nashville campus.

TSU, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, recieved commitments from a pair of Nashville studs last week in Jamonte Davis from Hillsboro and Jamonte Graham from Father Ryan.

Townes becoes the 15th player in the vaunted Class of 2013 to pledge his wares to a D1 school.

The Hits Just Keep on Coming…Graham to TSU

Almost simultaneously the pipeline continues to get stronger for OVC member Tennessee State. Over the weekend rising star Jamonte Davis chose the Tigers and new mentor Travis Williams now another Jamonte is joining the fray. Jamonte Graham (Father Ryan) made his commitment over the weekend and will also stay close to home choosing the Tigers of Tennessee State. Graham, who also played with Team Nashville over the hot months, is a sturdy defensive minded guard with incredible leadership skills and has above average strength for his size. Also a warrior on the gridiron, Graham becomes the 12th member of the Class of 2013 to make his D1 commitment.