Over in the Bluff City the games get tougher as the season moves on.
District 16AAA powerhouse Melrose welcomes longtime rival Mitchell for a game of early season power rights.
Melrose is young but dominant featuring Adonis Thomas (Melrose), "Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose) and Nathan Rucker (Melrose). Depth and relentless effort spark the Melrose effort.
On the other side two of the city's finest backcourt men hope to handle the all out defensive assulat that will be applied by the big boys of Melrose. Mardracus Wade (Mitchell) and Russell Hill (Mitchell) are more than capable of handling the adversity and making this a ballgame.
We shall see.
Big Wes was sterling last week dropping 29 in a 83-71 victory over Forrest and then punctured the nets for 28 in a win over Lewis County.
With his efforts Summertown has blasted out of the gates at 5-1 with visions of victories and championships in their future.
Finishing up our previews with the DII ranks.
For this group we will give our pick to win the championship in both divisions and list the top 15 players as all-region selections.
State Champion: Harding Academy
State Champion: Briarcrest Christian
All-Region Selections A/AA
Leslie McDonald (Braircrest Christian)
Marlon Brown (Harding Academy)
Bobby Parks (St. George's)
Gary Pope (Ensworth)
Johnnie Williams (Braircrest Christian)
Jonathan Milewski (ECS)
Zane Gibson (Baylor)
Brendan Connolly (Father Ryan)
Taverres Jefferson (Ensworth)
Thad McHaney (Brentwood Academy)
Gregg Wooten (Braircrest Christian)
Miles Asafo-Adjei (Ensworth)
Drew Barham (CBHS)
Barry Brunetti (MUS)
Meiko Lyles (USN)
Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb)
Bryant Reams (Lausanne)
Weldon Garlington (Brentwood Academy)
Daniel Parker (BGA)
Wesley Tate (Pope John Paul II)
Holden Mobley (MBA)
Dupree Lytle (ECS)
Julian Reese (Brentwood Academy)
Ricky Coleman (USN)
Nick Bravos (ECS)
Welcome to the new look of Tennessee Prep Hoops. I want to welcome everyone and let you know about some of our new features and some upcoming things we have in store.
I trust you will love the D1 recruit ticker that will scroll through all the players who have committed to D1 schools in our state.
The categories listed in the main body of the site (news, recruiting, league etc.) allow you to choose 5, 10 or 15 stories to display. The space immediately below this will hold the player of the week and game of the week features which will begin around the first of December.
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