The proverbial battle for second place is one of the showcase games in Memphis this weekend as Memphis Central takes on Memphis East.
Both squads are trailing Melrose in the 16AAA district standings but a second place finish helps them in their seeding for the tournament.
East coming off a big win at the Penny against nationally ranked Our Savior New America features a host of some of the best players in the city including Nick King (Memphis East), Alex Anderson (Memphis East), Matthew Butler (Memphis East) and Earvin Morris (Memphis East).
Memphis Central is tied with East at 3-2 in the standings and is poised to take over the spot with a strong showing. Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) leads the way for Central. Look for the combination of Myron Johnson (Memphis Central) and Josh Jones (Memphis Central) to be the backcourt spark that Warriors will lean on to combat the talented East squad.