Here is our weekly list of the top scoring performances in the state, separated by East, Middle and West Tennessee distinction. One of our favorite features as relayed to me by numerous college coaches of all levels.
This is also the forum to announce milestones including 1,000 point scoring efforts and such. Please let me know if we miss any of that information. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My intent is to post this list every Monday or Tuesday throughout the season.
Jalen Duke (MLK) has been a mainstay on our site since his freshman season. The rising senior has put together an outstanding final campaign that culminated this week as Duke etched his name in MLK folklore forever moving into the top spot as the schools all-time leading scorer currently standing at 1,685 points. Congrats to a fine young man.
Unheralded and hiding in the rural area between Chattanooga and Nashville you can find Riley Dempsey (Sequatchie County). The 6'8 senior post had himself a week worthy of recognition starting with a 33 point outing against South Pittsburgh then topping that with 35 against Hixson.
Brett Warner (Collierville) is certainly a fixture on the weekly scoring list. The rising senior guard must be applauded for his scoring exploits playing in one of the toughest district in the state in 15AAA. Warner had another big week dropping 38 as Collierville upset state ranked Southwind then closed strong with a 27 spot against Wooddale.
School records are meant to be broken is what we said past week as Jordan Bowden destroyed the school record with 54 points well Kelvin Jackson (Carter) thought he might take a crack at it himself. The senior guard came up short but not by much dropping 46 in a win over Union County.
Brady Nease (Union County) is putting the final touches on a sterling high school career. The risning senior marksman had a super week starting with a 34 point effort against Austin East before closing with 27 against Carter.
John Payne (Goodpasture) is staking his claim for a Mr. Basketball nomination here in the coming weeks. The senior wing has been scoring at an alarming clip including a 34 point dousing against Merroll Hyde followed by 28 large against Nashville Christian.
Middle Tennessee had a couple of players achieve the 1,000 point milestone this past week. Colt Nokes (Gordonsville) put his name in school folklore for ever surpassing the milestone and rising junior DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) puts name near the top of the all-time scoring lists at Lead Academy driving past the 1,000 point plateau with his 31 point effort against Merrol Hyde.
Ryan Beal (Pigeon Forge) has been a trouper this year. The rising senior wing has played through injury and has been the absolute focal point of every freak defense in the district yet he still managed to carve out an excellent week starting with 32 markers against Claiborne followed by 26 against Seymour.
Caleb Hayes (Anderson County) has been a stalwart for the Mavericks of Anderson County since his freshman season. The hard working senior was rewarded this past week slipping past the 1,000 point mark for his prep career.
Kelvin Jackson (Carter) 46pts vs. Union County
Riley Dempsey (Sequatchie County) 35pts vs. Hixson
Brady Nease (Union County) 34pts vs. Austin East
Riley Dempsey (Sequatchie County) 33pts vs. South Pittsburgh
Keeley Green (Notre Dame) 33pts vs. Chattanooga Central
Ryan Beal (Pigeon Forge) 32pts vs. Claiborne
Silas Clark (Cumberland County) 32pts vs. Stone Memorial
Matt Harveston (Marion County) 31pts vs. Bledsoe County
Caleb Hayes (Anderson County) 30pts vs. Knoxville Ambassadors
Ryan Montgomery (Chattanooga Central) 29pts vs. Red Bank
Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame) 28pts vs. Boyd Buchanan
KeLuan Hale-Ligon (Austin East) 28pts vs. Knoxville Catholic
Jordan Anderson (Knoxville Catholic) 27pts vs. Knoxville Webb
Kevin Cameron (Tyner Academy) 27pts vs. East Ridge
Kody Hampton (Sequoyah) 27pts vs. Loudon
Brady Nease (Union County) 27pts vs. Carter
Andy Wright (Soddy Daisy) 27pts vs. Ooltewah
Kaylin Andrade (Austin East) 26pts vs. Knoxville Catholic
Ryan Beal (Pigeon Forge) 26pts vs. Seymour
John Carter (CSAS) 26pts vs. Sale Creek
Keeley Green (Notre Dame) 26pts vs. Boyd Buchanan
Conley Hamilton (Powell) 26pts vs. Knoxville Central
Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) 25pts vs. Loudon
Darrin Gillenwater (Campbell County) 25pts vs. Powell
Malik McConnell (Red Bank) 25pts vs. Chattanooga Central
Zy Moore (Meigs County) 25pts vs. Harriman
Rylie Walker (Boyd Buchanan) 25pts vs. Copper Basin
Jalen Duke (MLK) 38pts vs. Pearl Cohn
John Payne (Goodpasture) 34pts vs. Merrol Hyde
Caleb Hollander (Nashville Central Christian) 33pts vs. FRA
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 32pts vs. Hopkinsville Heritage
Isaiah Forrest (Page) 31pts vs. Giles County
DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) 31pts vs. Merrol Hyde
Tyreke Key (Clay County) 30pts vs. Jackson County
Colton Blevins (York Institute) 29pts vs. Macon County
John Payne (Goodpasture) 28pts vs. Nashville Christian
Josh Ruehlen (Cannon County) 28pts vs. Livingston Academy
Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) 28pts vs. Summit
Jermaine Francis (MBA) 27pts vs. Ensworth
Thomas Booker (East Nashville) 26pts vs. Maplewood
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 26pts vs. East Robertson
Elijah McCoin (Northwest) 26pts vs. Springfield
Layne McMahon (Loretto) 26pts vs. Santa Fe
Zac Varner (Nashville Christian) 26pts vs. Goodpasture
Sawyer Taylor (Beech) 25pts vs. Hendersonville
Roderick Waters (White's Creek) 25pts vs. Maplewood
Nate Vaughn (Memphis Metro) 47pts vs. St. Benedict
Brett Warner (Collierville) 38pts vs. Southwind
Dewan Fowler (KIPP) 35pts vs. Carver
Joseph Johnson (Oakhaven) 35pts vs. MAHS
Khylan Sullivan (Jackson Northside) 35pts vs. Haywood
Donte Fitzpatrick (Southwind) 31pts vs. Collierville
Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) 30pts vs. Douglass
Jonathan Bowlen (Bartlett) 29pts vs. Arlington
Jordan Brown (Middle College) 29pts vs. MBA
Ramone Matthews (MLK Prep) 29pts vs. Northside
Jaylen Fisher (Bolton) 28pts vs. Arlington
Jay Howard (Dyersburg) 28pts vs. Crockett County
Marlon Hunter (Houston) 28pts vs. Ridgeway
Erin James (Middle College) 28pts vs. MBA
Exavian Young (Bartlett) 28pts vs. Cordova
Kendall Smith (Hillcrest) 27pts vs. MASE
Brett Warner (Collierville) 27pts vs. Wooddale
Greg White (Westwood) 27pts vs. Manassas
Kailen Willis (Bruceton) 27pts vs. Frank Hughes
Chad Culbreath (Ripley) 26pts vs. Haywood
Kyler Douglas (Haywood) 26pts vs. Jackson Northside
K.J. Lawson (Hamilton) 26pts vs. Douglass
Marquese Parram (Madison) 26pts vs. TCA
Chad Culbreath (Ripley) 25pts vs. Liberty Tech
Nathan Hoover (Arlington) 25pts vs. Bartlett
Clayton Hughes (USJ) 25pts vs. Tipton-Rosemark
Eric McGill (Bartlett) 25pts vs. Arlington
Chris McNeal (Jackson Southside) 25pts vs. Fayette-Ware