Lots and Lots of Signings……..



The list of college signees continues to grow and we shall now try to catch you up on everything that we have heard.

In the TJCAA conference the Tennessee Junior College association brings three new signees into their conference.

Chris Cox (Big Sandy) will continue his basketball career as he inks with Coach Alan Barnett and Dyersburg State. Cox is a hard nosed competitor who will make the most of this opportunity and continue his playing career beyond here as well.

Down the interstate, we stop at Columbia State where second year mentor Jay Joyner is stock piling talent for the Lions. Adding to his current haul will be Jaime Perryman (Marshall County). Perryman helped lead Marshall County into the second round of the state tourney with some clutch shooting and all around heady play.

Back on the road we head to Chattanooga State where Jay Price gets himself a gem. Telvin James (Clarksville Northeast) will come to the Choo-Choo city with his above average shooting, handling and point guard skills. James had an outstanding senior campaign helping Northeast advance to the state tourney for the second year in a row.

Jamal Hughes (Oakland) waited until late in the process but the talented senior guard will make his trek down to Texas as he signs with Texas-Pan American of the Great West Conference, a D1 league. Hughes had a lot of late interest but chose the Broncs to continue his playing career.

Staying in the D1 ranks, Frankie Bougher (CBHS) signed his letter of intent with Jacksonville State University. The Gamecocks are coached by James Green and play in the Ohio Valley Conference.

For those who were not aware, Jalen Steele (Fulton) received his release from Auburn after the coaching change and decided to remain in the SEC West signing with the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Steele will slide into the spot vacated by another former Tennessee prepster Barry Stewart, who finished his career with the Bulldogs as the leading three-point shooter in school history.

Fresh off his Class AA state MVP performance, Jay Murphy (Bolivar Central) has signed to continue his basketball career with the Statesmen of Delta State. Coached by Jason Connor, Delta State plays in the Gulf South Conference of DII.

Bethel College had a nice week signing two Tennessee players to become Wildcats next season. E.J. Perry (Westmoreland) brings his sharp-shooting ways to the Trans-South school; he will be joined in the freshman class by Aaron Hyndeman (Creek Wood). Hydeman is a banger with back to the bucket skills and a passion to get better which will please his new mentor Jeff Britt.

Staying in the Trans-South, the Lions of Freed-Hardeman welcome the services of talented inside scorer Vincent Dotson (Creek Wood). Big Vinnie will get his share of minutes for Coach Jason Shelton, who will love his work ethic and constant motor.

Bryan College is making the state of Tennessee their own, having inked Jeremy Whitmore last week the Dayton, Tennessee school signs two more in-state players, T.J. Smith (Livingston Academy) and Logan Sharpe (Alcoa). Smith was a highly sought after recruit with his ability to score the ball from inside or out, he will be used in a variety of ways for Coach Don Rekoske and the Lions. Sharpe missed the later part of his senior campaign with an injury and will be looked upon to play both guard spots for the Appalachian Athletic Conference stalwarts.

Northwest Florida State, formerly Okaloosa Walton Junior College, has grown roots in the mid-state after landing both Emmanuel Andrews and Tereas Clemmons a week ago, Bruce Stewart adds Daronte Clark (Gallatin) to the fold. Clark has a monstrous senior season and will be thrust into the top level of junior college hoops at NFS.

Staying in the junior college ranks, Northwest Mississippi Community College does a bang-up job in the Volunteer state snatching West Tennessee big man Cedric Janes (Dyer County). Janes had an outstanding senior campaign for the Choctaws and will be an immediate asset for the Tigers. Coach David Robbins also will add Robert Wade (Maplewood). Wade had originally signed with Morehead State but will attend junior college to work on his basketball and academic skills. Wade was a man-child at the state tournament proving he has overcome some of the knocks against him and he will be a star for the Tigers.