The conclusion of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions is always a hectic event for me. The trophy presentation, the naming of the All-Tournament squads and the utter chaos that ensues.
This year four players from Tennessee squads were named to the prestigious glitter squad and they are
Skylar McBee (Grainger) Mid-State Ballerz
First off I am listing McBee at Grainger because as of next year the old Rutledge school will no long be. A new state of the art facility called Grainger High will be erected in its place. Now back to serious matters, McBee was solid. The shooting guard did'nt have his best shooting week but made some nice plays off the dribble and shot well enough to catch the eye of my mentor Bob Gibbons.
Jon Hood (Kentucky) Nashville Celtics
The Kentucky commit was a crucial link in the Celtics winning chain. He gave tough effort, scored off the dribble, knocked down some tough shots and gave effort as he always does. He's a much better athlete than people give him credit for being.
Joe Jackson (White Station) Compton Magic
On loan to Compton this weekend Jackson just did his thing. "The Real Thing" was real finishing as one of the top scorers in the 17 and under division. He played to a standstill with one of the nations best Kenny Boynton and turned many more heads than his slight frame already has.
John Jenkins (Station Camp) Tennessee YOMCA Tigers
"Silk" finished as one of the top scorers in the 17 and under division despite the squads poor showing. Deadly from any spot on the floor with his quick trigger, his off the dribble game has improved.