The talented senior is probably not a welcome visitor in the Bluegrass State.
Jones was unmercioulous to Kentucky during the holiday season dropping 43 on Russell County (Ky.), then scoring 27 against Pulaski County (Ky.) then finished up with 23 against Clay County (Ky.).
Big Pope continues to score in bunches and this holiday season the 6'3 senior was electric in Florida dropping 32 points and helping Ensworth capture a title.
Here is the rest of the scoring for Week #7
Ashlon Adams (Dobyns Bennett) 29pts vs. Science Hill
Chris Jones (Melrose) 32pts vs. Helias (Mo.)
Lewis Jones (Carver) 43pts vs. Russell County (Ky.)
Paul Frierot (St. Benedict) 27pts vs. Chester County
Josh Lancaster (SBEC) 25pts vs. MASE
Marquis Rudolph (Clarksville Northwest) 32pts vs. Sheffield
Giordani Taylor (Franklin County) 27pts vs. McMinn County
Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) 28pts vs. Hillboro
John Haliburton (Smith County) 28pts vs. Merrol Hyde
Tyler Rice (Wayne County) 25pts vs. Coffee County
Garrett Stiles (Cornersville) 28pts vs. McEwen
Harold Jenkins (Antioch) 27pts vs. MBA
Stuart Mitchell (White County) 28pts vs. Loudon
Meiko Lyles (USN) 33pts vs. Ravenwood
Jacquil Jacox (Maplewood) 25pts vs. Maryville
Brendan Connolly (Father Ryan) 26pts vs. Stratford
Wes Grace (Red Boiling Springs) 27pts vs. Santa Fe
John Jenkins (Station Camp) 34pts vs. Hickman County
Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) 33pts vs. Daviess County (Ky.)
Judah Akers (Cookeville) 29pts vs. Pleasant Grove
Skylar McBee (Grainger) 30pts vs. Cannon County
Mitchell Kyker (Harriman) 26pts vs. Unaka
Cody Cornett (Unaka) 25pts vs. Harriman
Andrew White (Tellico Plains) 29pts vs. Cloudland
E.J. Miller (USJ) 26pts vs. Henry County
Lewis Jones (Carver) 27pts vs. Pulaski County (Ky.)
Joe Jackson (White Station) 30pts vs. Bishop McNamara (Ca.)
John Foley (CBHS) 27pts vs. Clearwater (Fl.)
Jacob Lloyd (Westview) 26pts vs. Dyer County
Chase Blankenship (Adamsville) 30pts vs. Chester County
Adrian Hopson (Happy Valley) 25pts vs. University
Wes Long (Summertown) 33pts vs. Mt. Juliet
Joseph Darnell (Cornersville) 25pts vs. Red Boiling Springs
John Jenkins (Station Camp) 34pts vs. Harding Academy
E.J. Miller (USJ) 27pts vs. Fulton (Ky.)
Terry Roberts (Gibbs) 25pts vs. Heritage
Skylar McBee (Grainger) 35pts vs. Somerset (Ky.)
Andrew Woodin (Cannon County) 25pts vs. Union County
Leslie McDonald (Briarcrest Christian) 32pts vs. Bearden
Joe Jackson (White Station) 25pts vs. Bishop O'Neal
Cody Sandlin (Davidson Academy) 25pts vs. MASE
Chase Dunn (Livingston Academy) 30pts vs. Station Camp
Trey Carruthers (Harpeth) 26pts vs. Creek Wood
Robert Onyejiaka (Brentwood Academy) 29pts vs. CPA
Joseph Darnell (Cornersville) 28pts vs. Lighthouse
Arthur McMillan (Hillsboro) 29pts vs. Lipscomb
John Jenkins (Station Camp) 51pts vs. Livingston Academy
Daniel Ricketts (Greenfield) 25pts vs. Clarksburg
Hunter Osborne (Marshall County) 26pts vs. Kenwood
Kaleb Holland (Trousdale County) 25pts vs. Macon County
Giordani Taylor (Franklin County) 25pts vs. Rhea County
Brandon Herman (Grace Baptist) 27pts vs. Upperman
Ish Sanders (Cleveland) 25pts vs. North Cobb (Ga.)
Tyler Skidmore (Meigs County) 28pts vs. McMinn Central
Cameron Pridemore (Grace Christian) 28pts vs. Cleveland
Brandon Herman (Grace Baptist) 34pts vs. South Pittsburg
Demarius Smith (Kenwood) 28pts vs. Knoxville Halls
Ish Sanders (Cleveland) 38pts vs. Grace Christian
Holiday tourneys bring out the best in teams. Playing away from home or in your own backyard makes for exciting and interesting hoops.
Heres a look at some of the holiday events that concluded this week. Keep in mind we could not get all of them but here are the ones who's information we were able to ascertain.
Beech Holiday Tournament
John Taylor (Beech) dropped 17 pooints and led Beech to a championship in their own event by besting Memphis upstart Germantown.
Briarcrest Christian 61
Nathan Parker (Bearden) scored 16 and Air Force commitment Dustin Craig (Bearden) added 14 as the Bulldogs overcame 32 big points from North Carolina signee Leslie McDonald (Briarcrest Christian) to capture 3rd place at the Arbys Classic.
Father Ryan Christmas Tourney
Father Ryan 42
Princeton signee Brendan Connolly (Father Ryan) garnered MVP honors while scoring 14 points to lead Father Ryan to the title in their own tourney. Gerald Saltkill (Father Ryan) added 13 for the victors. Jamal Hughes (Oakland) scored 13 for Oakland.
Overton Christmas Tourney
Dezmond Johnson (Overton) led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points helping Overton to the 'ship of their own holiday classic. Blake Bell (Lipscomb) led all scorers with 13.
Hickman County Christmas Tourney
Station Camp 58
Harding Academy 47
John "Silk" Jenkins (Station Camp) put on another scoring show after coming off a slight injury. The Vanderbilt signee dropped 35 in the semi-fiinal and added 34 in the title game.
White County Shootout
White County 55
Carrin Nash (Upperman) knocked down a foul shot to give the Bees the title in Sparta. Dustin Baxter (Upperman) led the scoring with 23. Cory Johnson (White County) led the Sparta Warriors with 19.
Nera White Tourney
Macon County 51
Brandon Tuttle (Macon County) scored 24 points leading Macon County to the title of the annual Nera White event. E.J. Perry (Westmoreland) and Caleb Smith (Westmoreland) both scored 13 for Westmoreland.
Friendship Christian 48
Nathan Boyd (Friendship) scored 15 and helped lead Friednship to the crown at the MTCS Tourney. Parker Teeter (Friendship) added 12 for the winners. Chase Kilgore (Sycamore) scored 11 for Sycamore.
Cape Coral (Fl.) 52
Gary Pope (Ensworth) showed the Sunshine state he could play scoring 32 points and leading Ensworth to this drubbing in Florida.
Williamson County Classic
Tony Payne (Bolton) and Melvin Morgan (Bolton) scored 17 and 16 points respectively and helped lead Bolton to the title over a tough Harpeth squad. Carson Newman signee Trey Carruthers (Harpeth) was game high scorer with 21.
Bay City (Fl.) 36
A dominant performance in the Sunshine State defines the efforts of Franklin this past week. The Rebels showed they were for real witha 50-47 win against a powerful Lousiville Fairdale squad behind 19 from Michael Young (Franklin) and 17 from James Haddix (Franklin).
In the title game Haddix managed a double/double with 15 points and 10 errant shot grabs, ok rebounds. Daniel Miller McLemore (Franklin) added 14 for the Rebs.
Martin Lions Club Christmas Classic
Dyer County 88
The Chocktaws are for real. This was their second holiday crown in the past two weeks and they are looking for more. C.J. Crittendon (Dyer County) captured MVP honors while dropping 15 points in the title game victory. Rex Pierce (Dyer County) added 17 and freshman phenom Fred Yarbrough (Dyer County) added 16. The win brings the Chochtaws to 15-0 on the young season.
Sophomore Jacob Lloyd (Westview) led all scorers with 26.
Joining Crittendon, Pierce, Yarbrough and Lloyd on the all-tournmanet squad were:
Davell Lloyd (Westview)
Shonte Sims (Henry County)
Marcus Etheridge (Henry County)
Javonte Moody (Middleton)
Derrick Hudson (Middleton)
E.J. Miller (USJ)
In Missouri they say Show Me!!!!!!!!
Melrose took those words to heart blasting one of their best and capturing the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic.
Melrose dropped the bomb on Moberly 62-40 and the crowd in Mizzou was priviledged to get the opportunity to see the exploits of Adonis Thomas (Melrose).
The rising sophomore phenom was spectacular in the title game scoring 23 points, grabbing 15 caroms and blocking 9 shots.
Joining Thomas in the scoring column were emerging senior scorer TroMarcus Toney (Melrose) who chipped in with 15 and "Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose) who added 11.
Jones was sensational in semi-final action scorching the twine for 32 large in a solid victory against Helias (Mo.).
Coach Johnson was quick to point out the difference in his squad since the arrival of Eric Watson (Melrose). The powerful young running back was a Tennessee hooper a few years back but skipped over to Mississippi and is now back in the Memphis fold. His emergence and his 11 assists paced the Golden Wildcats.
Melrose stands at 13-1 on the young season and gets back to reality with a tough contest against Memphis Central coming up next week. Good enough to be our West Tennessee Game of the Week......we'll see.