Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams (Regions 5A-6A)

The best time of the year is upon us and things are looking up everywhere. Thanks to everyone who sent their well wishes for me and my family. Lets get back to the business of hoops now and our annual Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region squads. There will be a 10 man All-Region team with an MVP, plus 7 honorable mention players.



Region 5A

District 9A Regular Season Champions: East Robertson

District 9A Tournament Champions: East Robertson

Projected 9A District MVP: Taylor Groves (East Robertson)

District 10A Regular Season Champions: Mt. Pleasant

District 10A Tournament Champions: Columbia Academy

Projected 10A District MVP: None Chosen


Region 5A All-Region Team

Carson Cary (Columbia Academy) MVP

Robbie Rusciano (McEwen)

Taylor Groves (East Robertson)

Zyshun Anderson (Mt. Pleasant)

Eli Hyle (Columbia Academy)

Isaiah Hobdy (East Robertson)

Logan Helton (Richland)

Sky Polk (Columbia Academy)

Boone Fletcher (Jo Byrns)

Jakob Smith (Mt. Pleasant)


Honorable Mention

Walker Tummins (McEwen)

Daniel Nicholson (Richland)

Tyler Smelcer (Columbia Academy)

Cooper Parks (Culleoka)

Caleb Wilson (MCewen)

Andy Slaughter (Santa Fe)

Jayden Ciara (Jo Byrns)




Region 6A

District 11A Regular Season Champions: McKenzie

District 11A Tournament Champions: McKenzie

Projected 11A District MVP: Lucas King (McKenzie)

District 12A Regular Season Champions: Loretto

District 12A Tournament Champions: Loretto

Projected 12A District MVP: Amari Young (Loretto)


Region 6A All-Region Team

Amari Young (Loretto) MVP

Lucas King (McKenzie)

Luke Moore (West Carroll)

Brady Brown (Summertown)

Xavier White (Huntingdon)

Jakob James (Loretto)

Ben Austin (McKenzie)

Trey Trotter (Summertown)

Nick Zuro (Bruceton)

Owen Risner (Wayne County)


Honorable Mention

Blake Tidwell (Loretto)

Nate Whitsell (McKenzie)

John Long (Summertown)

Maclaine Peaveyhouse (Perry County)

Mason Brinkley (Bruceton)

Jeremiah Bryant (West Carroll)

Kaleel Bailey (Huntingdon)


Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams (Regions 1A-2A)

The best time of the year is upon us and things are looking up everywhere. Thanks to everyone who sent their well wishes for me and my family. Lets get back to the business of hoops now and our annual Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region squads. There will be a 10 man All-Region team with an MVP, plus 7 honorable mention players.


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Varnado Dominates BCAT/TACA All-Star Clash

Highlights, highlights and more highlights dominated the scene at the BCAT/TACA East/West All-Star Classic this past Saturday at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro.

Jordon Varnado (Haywood) seems very comfortable in the confines of the Murfreesboro zip code as the rising senior continued his stellar play. After leading his Tomcats to their first Class AA state title, Varnado dropped 31 points leading the West to an exciting 128-108 victory over the East squad.




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Tennessee Players on D1 Rosters (Part 1 of 2)


With tournament time beginning in the high school ranks and March Madness on the horizon this is the time I like to peruse the rosters of all the D1 squads in the country and list the players from the state of Tennessee on those rosters.

This list will include scholarship players; as well as, walk-ons. The order will be alphabetical for the conferences followed by those conference member and those players listed on said rosters.




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TXC Makes a Loud Boom in Indianapolis

devinsibley.jpgWeek #1 of the "live" period has us in Indianapolis at the 2013 adidas Invitational.

One of the best games of the entire tournament thus far featured what everyone in the gym thought was a certain underdog playing against last years 16 and under champions the Louisville Magic, who featured two current Louisville commitments playing in front for their future coach Rick Pitino.  

Holding a huge halftime lead Team Xtra Crispy (TXC) weathered a massive Louisville Magic second half onslaught and had a shot at the buzzer but could not snatch the win in a tight 71-70 loss.

Nathan Moran (BGA) was outstanding finishing with 18 points including several big time and timely threes. Moran was also a force defensively going head to head with the nationally ranked duo and making his presence felt. Jacob Adcock (Brentwood) was himself outstanding scoring 17 markers. Jack Bautista (Brentwood) finished with 12, Andy Schumpert (Brentwood) added 11 and Zac Wracher (BGA) added 10.

The tough loss came off the heel of a nice 85-70 win over the Elite Nation behind 23 from Moran and 21 from Adcock. Wracher added 17 in the victory.


3-0 in pool play action defines the day for the Tennessee Xtreme Playmakers from Nashville. Led by Antotrain Moore (Hillsboro), Gonda Ameri (Smyrna), Chuckie Sutton (LaVergne), Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) and Brayden Ward (Shelbyville) the boys from TXP are headed into Platinum bracket play tomorrow morning.


Finishing 1-2 in pool play action the Tennessee Chosen Few move into bracket action tomorrow as well. Devin Sibley (Karns) was the lone double digit scorer with 18 as TCF gave up a big first half lead to fall in their opening pool play game.

Sibley notched 17 in their second contest a big victory over Team EFT. Tre Fields (Virginia) added 15 and Tyler Yoder (Stone Memorial) finished with 11.

Sibley again took scoring honors with 18 as TCF fell in their final pool play contest to Hoopmatic 76-63. Imani Miller (North Carolina) added 14 and Andre Wilson (Austin East) finished with 12 in the loss.


The Memphis Pure Magic Elite finished their pool play venture at 1-2 playing in one of the designated super pools. Tim Shaw (Germantown) and Curtis Phillips (White Station) proved to be the bright spots for the Magic.

“Best in State” 16/15 and Under Results

 "Best in State" was our title and the kids didn't disappoint as a solid crowd and a bevy of college coaches ascended upon StoneMemorialHigh School for the inaugural Tennessee Prep Hoops Best in State event this past Saturday.

Two divisions, the 17 and under and the 16/15 and under each played 3 games and tuned themselves up for the big July live period which begins this Wednesday at stops all around the country.

In the 16 and under division:


Tennessee Chosen Few (16) 67

Team Nashville (16) 53


Jacquez Bruce (South Doyle) dropped 18 as the Tennessee Chosen Few 16 and under group pushed past Team Nashville 16's 67-53 in the opening game of the Tennessee Prep Hoops "Best in State" event this past Saturday at Stone Memorial. Four players notched double digits joining Bruce including Brady Nease (Union County) with 16, Jordan Bowden (Carter) with 13 and Kordell Henderson (White County) with 12.

Kyle Oliver (Oakland) led all scorers with 19 in the close loss. Kevonta Davis (Hillsboro) added 15 for Team Nashville.


Tennessee Bobcats (16) 60

Team Nashville (15) 52


John Fulkerson (Dobyns-Bennett) led a balanced Bobcat scoring attack with 17 leading his squad to a 60-52 win over a stout 15 and under Team Nashville bunch. John Bryant (Jefferson County) chipped in with 12 for the Bobcats.

Nick Hopkins (Fayetteville) led Team Nashville with 11 in the close loss.


Nashville Celtics (15) 71

Tennessee Panthers (15) 53


Caleb Hollander (Homeschool) and Javaughn Craig (McCallie) scored 17 and 15 respectively as the nashville Celtics 15 and under group bested the shorthanded Tennessee Panthers 71-53. Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) added 11 in the victory.

Austin Douglas (Cheatham County) and Austin Kirby (Station Camp) each scored 19 for the Panthers. Marquis Davis (LaVergne) added 10.


Tennessee Chosen Few (16) 65

Tennessee Bobcats (16) 45


Kordell Henderson (White County) dangled 19 markers as the Tennessee Chosen Few 16 and under group moved to 2-0 on the day with a 65-45 win over the Tennessee Bobcats. Joining Henderson in scoring column were Jacquez Bruce (South Doyle) with 12 and Jordan Bowden (Carter) with 10.

Makale Foreman (Dobyns-Bennett) led the Bobcats with 13 followed by Jacob Cawood (Midway) with 10.


Team Nashville (16) 59

Tennessee Panthers (15) 45


Kyle Oliver (Oakland) led all scorers with 21 points as Team Nashville 16 and under group notched their first victory of the day with a 59-45 win over a shorthanded Tennessee Panthers 15 and under group. Jordan Sandifer (Pearl Cohn) notched 10 points for the winners.

Austin Douglas (Cheatham County) led the Panthers with 17 markers.


Nashville Celtics (15) 77

Team Nashville (15) 68


In what would prove to be one of the best played and most competitive games of the tournament, Kenny Cooper (FRA) scored a tournament high 25 points as the Nashville Celtics 15 and under group slipped by Team Nashville 77-68. Caleb Hollander (Homeschool) added 18 and Thomas Booker (East Nashville) finished with 14.

Nick Hopkins (Fayetteville) finished with 20 including six threes. Jordan Bone (Ensworth) added 14 and Yalen Reed (Lebanon) finished with 12.


Tennessee Bobcats (16) 74

Team Nashville (16) 66


John Bryant (Jefferson County) and Jacob Cawood (Midway) scored 16 points each as the Tennessee Bobcats moved to 2-1 on the day with a hard fought 74-66 win over Team Nashville. John Fulkerson (Dobyns-Bennett) added 12 in the win.

Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) led Team Nashville with 17 followed closely by Leon Howard (Nashville Overton) with 16, Kyle Oliver (Oakland) with 14 and Jordan Sandifer (Pearl Cohn) with 13.


Tennessee Chosen Few (16) 65

Nashville Celtics (15) 52


Jordan Bowden (Carter) dropped 19 points as the Tennessee Chosen Few completed a 3-0 day besting the Nashville Celtics 15 and under group 65-52. Brady Nease (Union County) added 14 while Jacquez Bruce (South Doyle) finished with 13 in the win.

Gage Upshaw (Baylor) led the Celtics, who defeated both of their 15 and under opponents, with 11. Jordan Wilson (MBA) added 10 for the Celtics.


Team Nashville (15) 77

Tennessee Panthers (15) 58


Clayton Hughes (USJ) scored 16 points as Team Nashville 15 and under crew closed out the tournament with a solid 77-58 win over the shorthanded Tennessee Panthers. Jordan Bone (Ensworth) added 10 for the victors.

Austin Kirby (Station Camp) led the Panthers with 15 followed closely by Austin Douglas (Cheatham County) with 14.


Top Scorers:


Kyle Oliver (Oakland) Team Nashville 16s 18.0

Austin Douglas (Cheatham County) Tennessee Panthers 15s 15.7

Caleb Hollander (Homeschool) Nashville Celtics 14.7

Jacquez Bruce (South Doyle) Tennessee Chosen Few 16s 14.3

Jordan Bowden (Carter) Tennessee Chosen Few 16s 14.0

Kenny Cooper (FRA) Nashville Celtics 15s 13.0

Nick Hopkins (Fayetteville) Team Nashville 15s 13.0

Austin Kirby (Station Camp) Tennessee Panthers 15s 13.0

Kordell Henderson (White County) Tennessee Chosen Few 16s 12.7

Brady Nease (Union County) Tennessee Chosen Few 16s 12.0

John Bryant (Jefferson County) Tennessee Bobcats 16s 11.3

John Fulkerson (Dobyns-Bennett) Tennessee Bobcats 16s 11.0

Jacob Cawood (Midway) Tennessee Bobcats 16s 10.7

Clayton Hughes (USJ) Team Nashville 15s 10.7

Jordan Bone (Ensworth) Team Nashville 15s 10.3

Leon Howard (Nashville Overton) Team Nashville 16s 10.3

Kevonta Davis (Hillsboro) Team Nashville 16s 10.0