Cooper Leads North Carolina to Fall League Title…..Blackwell Drops 57

An absolutely fabulous final week of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League saw a sterling championship game along with several down to the wire contests.

Below we will have write-ups for all the games at championship Saturday at CPA.





On Wednesday I will post the final scoring leaders.

On Thursday the All-League teams will be announced.

Lets take a look at the final day of action. I would like to thank the players, the parents, the sponsors, CPA and everyone who helped make the Nashville Fall League another fun and productive adventure.


North Carolina 81

Vanderbilt 80

Cannon Campbell (Rossview) made his only point of the game a most valuable one draining the first of two charity shots leading North Carolina to a superb 81-80 triumph over determined Vanderbilt to capture the crown as the champion of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.

League MVP Kenny Cooper (FRA) led all scorers with 24 including a huge three that tied the game at 74 all with just over four minutes remaining in the contest.

The teams swapped baskets with DeAndre Yokim (Hillwood) scoring a bucket for Vandy before Cooper nailed two from the foul line to knot the score again this time at 76 all.

DeMarco Steele (Hillwood) converted two from the foul line before a bucket from Donovan Henry (MLK) tied the score again at 78 all with 1:25 left on the game clock.

Jacob Nelson (Blackman) nailed two foul shots to put North Carolina up by two before Steele cans two more free ones and with 6.3 left on the clock we were all tied at 80 each before Campbell hit the first of two and secured the win and the title for Carolina.

Cooper led all scorers with 24 followed by Steve Anderson (Lead Academy) with 12. Henry and Deonte Alley (Blackman) chipped in with 11 each for the victors.

JaRyan Young (Northwest) led Vanderbilt with 18 followed closely by Caleb Hollander (Home School) with 16.

Yokim added 12 while Steele and rising sophomore Grayson Murphy (Independence) chipped in with 11.


Kentucky 114

Duke 70

Tyger Campbell (CPA) would not be denied. The rising Class of 2019 prodigy dropped 44 points and secured the league scoring crown leading Kentucky to a 114-70 blasting of an undermanned Duke squad in the 2nd place game at the Nashville Fall League.

Evan Ragsdale (CPA) continued in straight up scoring mode dropping 20 while Clay Washburn (CPA) added 12 in the win.

Micah Davis (CPA), who this week committed to play his college basketball at Indiana Wesleyan, led Duke with 27 markers.


Florida 80

Wake Forest 72

DeSean Douthard (Lighthouse Christian) joined five teammates in double digits as Florida kept up the heat taking the 3rd place contest at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League with an 80-72 win over Wake Forest.

Doutherd led the charge with 18 followed closely by Chase Nappier (Lighthouse Christian) and Maurice Wright (Northwest) with 13 each.

James Deaton (CPA) and Braxton Nappier (Lighthouse Christian) added 10 in the victory.

The twins, Braxton and Chase, were simply phenomenal on the defensive side of the ball keeping Florida in the game and making huge plays down the stretch to preserve the victory.

Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) had another fine effort scoring a game high 21 points for Wake Forest. DeQuan Summers (Hillwood) added 20 and was lauded for his outstanding effort on both ends of the floor. This game was proof positive that these kids care about who wins these games.

"Mighty" Mike Parker (Maplewood) concluded an outstanding fall league session with 14 points for Wake.


Tennessee 111

Clemson 82

D'Monte Evans (Cane Ridge) took back the scoring crown, if for only a couple of games, notching 37 points and leading Tennessee to a 111-82 win over shorthanded Clemson in the 4th place game on Saturday at CPA.

Evans, who finished as the leagues second leading scorer, took back the lead for a few games until Campbell notched his 44 to reclaim the lead.

Evans was not alone in the scoring column as Cedriontis Wilson (Blackman) played his best game of the fall league campaign dropping 28 points and rising sophomore Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) had his best scoring game to date blasting 22 markers in the win.

Clemson placed four players in double digits led by Drew Scott (CPA) with 24, Jeff Seraphine (CPA) with 22, Will Alexander (Maplewood) with 20 and Kevin Rimmer (Ezell-Harding) with 10.


LSU 95

Georgia Tech 88

In what was the most competitive game of the day, not deciding a championship, this contest was highlighted by two newcomers making their Fall League debuts and what a memorable debuts they were.

Braxton Blackwell (CPA) scored an all-time Fall League high 57 points leading LSU to an overtime victory over Georgia Tech to the tune of 95-88.

Also making his Fall League debut after an eye injury in the summer kept him away, Jalen Duke (MLK) made the most of his day hitting a contested three pointer in regulation to put the game into overtime and finishing with a hard fought 17 markers.

Joining Blackwell in the scoring column was rising freshman Silas Clark (Cumberland County) with 14 points.

Roderick Waters (White's Creek) led Georgia Tech with 27 points followed closely by Brandon Dansoh (Cane Ridge) with 14 and another rising freshman Demontay Dixon (Grace Christian) with a dozen.



Top Individual Scoring Efforts Championship Saturday (October 11th)

Braxton Blackwell (CPA) 57pts

Tyger Campbell (CPA) 44pts

D'Monte Evans (Cane Ridge) 37pts

Cedriontis Wilson (Blackman) 28pts

Micah Davis (CPA) 27pts

Roderick Waters (White's Creek) 27pts

Kenny Cooper (FRA) 24pts

Drew Scott (CPA) 24pts

Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 22pts

Jeff Seraphine (CPA) 22pts