The Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League got off to a rousing start with some barnburners and some standout performances.
Vanderbilt, behind 19 markers from Hunter Culp (Camden Central), scored at the buzzer to slip past Tennessee 76-74 in the opening game of the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League.
Balanced scoring carried Vanderbilt with Culp leading the way. He was joined in the scoring column by Bubba Clifton (Summertown) with 14 points and a dazzling 12 assists.
Will Gilbert (CPA) also pitched in 14 markers, while Ricky Bowser (Franklin Classical) finished with 12 points and Cole Harrison (BGA) added 10.
Andy Moore (Ravenwood) led Tennessee with 18 points, while Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) chipped in with 15 markers and Tyree Nightingale (East Literature) and Caleb Chowbay (Mt. Juliet) added 13 and 12 respectively.
Jack "The Natural" Montague (Brentwood) and Leroy Jefferson (Blackman) each dropped 19 markers as Florida came out strong with five players in double digits for an 82-67 victory over Kentucky.
The balance counteracted a big performance from Ross Welch (USN) who banged out 27 points to lead all scorers.
Terrence Dixon (LaVergne) added 15 for the winners and Kyle Carter (LaVergne) chipped in with 12.
Robert Veal (Ravenwood) added 10 for Kentucky.
Wake Forest 81
Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (CPA) made his Fall League debut a special one scoring 41 points and lifting LSU to a 94-81 victory over a tough Wake Forest squad.
Bradshaw was joined in the score sheets by Chase Argo (Lancaster Christian) with 25 points and Marcus Graves (Ravenwood) with 15 points.
Christopher Stadnick (Ravenwood) added 10 for the winners.
The loss offset the scoring exploits of Christian Haile (Shelbyville) and Will Downey (Ensworth) who finished with 35 and 29 points respectively for Wake Forest.
Clemson placed five players in double digits and overwhelmed Duke with a 96-53 win on Saturday.
Rising freshman Jalen Lindsey (CPA) led all scorers with 27 points for Clemson.
Balance rules as Matt Smith (Liberty Tech) added 18, Derrick Hankins (Cumberland County) added 17, Alex Thomas (Ensworth) contributed 14 and likewise for Connor Brandon (Wilson Central).
Keenan Froedden (Sycamore) had a bushel of assists for the winners.
DeBrell McLemore (Franklin) led Duke with 19 points, while Matthew Hailey (Ravenwood) finished with 11.
North Carolina 78
Georgia Tech 53
Thomas Richard (CPA) scored 25 points and Denzel Clark (White's Creek) added 20 as North Carolina closed the day's events with a 78-53 win over Georgia Tech.
Balanced scoring seemed to be the order of the day for most of the winners as Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) added 14 and Micah Farmer (MTCS) finished with 10 points.
Cole Robinson (Blackman) led Tech with 15 points; he was joined in the books by Kiont Jones (Spring Hill) with 12 and Nick Walker (Nashville Christian) with 11.