Coach: Caleb Marcum
Top Players: Jeremy Sexton, Brandon Andrews, James Kemp
Region Final: 71-78 lost to Grace Baptist
Sub-State: 64-50 winner over Clay County
The coming out party for then junior Jeremy Sexton despite falling to eventual champion Union City in the first round. This time the Crusaders have a better ensemble surrounding Sexton and the Mr. Basketball candidate is ready to move onto the next round of action.
Hometown: Roan Mountain
Coach: Ned Smith
Top Players: Randall Johnson, Logan Morgan, Matthew Potter
Region Final: 64-61 winner over University
Sub-State: 39-38 winner over Rockwood
Having to travel for their sub-state game despite winning their region finale did not deter the Highlanders in the least. Logan Morgan connected on agame winner and Cloudland is headed to the 'boro. This squad is tough, hard-nosed and crafty, so do not uinderestimate them.
Coach: Josh Smith
Top Players: Malcolm Smith, Martin Smith, Heath Dyer
Region Final: 63-51 winner over Eagleville
Sub-State: 72-63 winner over Collinwood
The Wonder Twins are talented well beyond their years but will the excitement and pageantry of the state tourney be overwhelming for their young minds. Other solid players make this a well rounded squad that will show all that they belong here.
Coach: Les Trotter
Top Players: Wes Long, Logan Harville, Bubba Clifton
Region Final: 54-49 winner over Collinwood
Sub-State: 68-58 winner over Eagleville
Mr. Basketball candidate Wes Long has unlimited range and his classmate Logan Harville has thrived while the opponents place so much emphasis on guarding Long. This Summertown squad is well coached, plays heard and can run at least 10 to 12 players at you. Those at this game will get a nice show.