The Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League got off to a rousing start with some sensational performances and team efforts. Lets check the action.
Donny Cooper (Blackman) led a group of five double digit scorers with 19 points as Tennessee scored their first victory of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League with an 84-80 triumph over Vanderbilt. Joining Cooper in the scoring ledger were Caleb Fields (Marshall County) with 16, K.J. Johnson (Marshall County) with 15, Harry Hankins (Antioch) with 12 and Braydon Jackson (Stewart's Creek) with 10.
The balanced scoring efforts overcame a spectacular game for rising senior Bryce Williams (Blackman) who totaled a game high 22 markers. Clay Washburn (CPA) added 15 while Jaellan White (Blackman) and Nathan Nelson (Blackman) dropped 14 each in the narrow loss.
Tennessee (1-0) puts their unblemished record on the line this Saturday at CPA against fellow unbeaten Maryland (1-0) while Vanderbilt (0-1) looks to bounce back on the winning side of the ledger against Kentucky (0-1).
Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) scored 18 markers and snatched double digit boards leading Maryland to an 81-65 win over shorthanded Indiana. Big Ruot was awesome blocking shots, altering shots and making his own shots in the win. Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) added 15 markers while Reece Glover (Franklin) and Drew Scott (CPA) scored 11 and 10 respectively.
Jeremiah Barr (Independence) had a great game in the loss scoring 18 points to lead Indiana. Rising freshman Mason McKnatt (Grace Christian) scored 17 on a bevy of deep threes. Gavin Johnson (Grace Christian) and Mykan James (Independence) scored 11 each in the loss.
Maryland (1-0) puts its unbeaten record on the line this Saturday at CPA against Tennessee (1-0) while Indiana (0-1) looks to be at full strength when they tangle with Michigan State (0-1).
Tucker Whitten (Centennial) scored 20 points and helped Florida overcome the scoring prowess of Belmont commitment Grayson Murphy (Independence) and lead his squad to a narrow 78-69 victory on opening day of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.
Whitten had plenty of company on the scoring sheets including Drew Dibble (USN) with 13, Logan Miller (Rossview) with 12 and James Coe (Jackson County) with 11.
Murphy, who finished with a league high 30 points on the day, was sensational and was assisted in the scoring ledger by Michael Mayernick (CPA) with 20 markers of his own.
Florida (1-0) puts that gaudy win/loss record on the line as they welcome fellow unbeaten Auburn (1-0) while Kentucky (0-1) looks to get on the correct side of the win/loss docket as they tangle with Vanderbilt (0-1).
Michigan State 91
Caleb Hollander (Home School) scored 29 points as Michigan outscored a crafty Michigan State squad 108-91 at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League. Hollander, who has committed to Belmont, scored in every way imaginable accumulating his points. On the spectacular meter, emerging junior Devan Cambridge (PJPII) was a sight to behold, scoring 18 points and several crowd pleasing jams. Kellen King (Brentwood) and David Smith (Cane Ridge) notched 11 points each while Imani Starling (Ensworth) added 10 points and several clever dimes.
Tariq Silver (Northwest) had a solid contest scoring a team high 23 points and securing an offer from Columbia State in the process. Joining Silver in the scorebook was Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) with 20, Bryce Woods (Cane Ridge) with 14 and Damian Baugh (Cane Ridge) with 12.
Michigan (1-0) takes on Ohio State this Saturday at CPA while Michigan State looks to rebound as they battle Indiana.
Ohio State 68
Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) made his presence known early and often notching 29 markers as Auburn took the final game of the day with a 93-68 win over Ohio State. The Auburn attack was very balanced with Isaac Polk (Summit) dropping 23, Jaden Lewis (Summit) notching 16 and Jacayah Webster (Columbia Central) finishing with 13.
Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) had an astounding day scoring 24 points to lead Ohio State.
Auburn (1-0) puts that unbeaten streak on the line this Saturday as they battle Florida (1-0) while Ohio State (0-1) looks to right the ship against a tough a high scoring Michigan (1-0) attack.
Top Individual Scoring Performances:
Grayson Murphy (Independence) 30pts
Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) 29pts
Caleb Hollander (Home School) 29pts
Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) 24pts
Tariq Silver (Northwest) 23pts
Isaac Polk (Summit) 22pts
Bryce Williams (Blackman) 22pts
Michael Mayernick (CPA) 20pts
Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) 20pts
Tucker Whitten (Centennial) 20pts
Week #2 Game Schedule (09/03) (All Games at CPA)
9:00 Michigan (1-0) vs. Ohio State (0-1)
10:00 Florida (1-0) vs. Auburn (1-0)
11:00 Vanderbilt (0-1) vs. Kentucky (0-1)
12:00 Indiana (0-1) vs. Michigan State (0-1)
1:00 Tennessee (1-0) vs. Maryland (1-0)