Nathan Parker (Bearden) is the Stat-man. During the course of the Challenge of Champions I happened to look over at the scorer's table and noticed Nate doing the clock and score book. I turned to my coaching colleague and stated look Parker is literally the stat-man.
All humor aside Parker had another great weekend scoring, rebounding, blocking some shots and proving to be a match-up nightmare for any defender. His efforts gave him the platinum division MVP award. Other members of the All-Tournament squad include:
Sam Watson (Farragut) Mid-State Ballerz South
Deonte Alexander (Glencliff) Mid-State Ballerz South
Skylar McBee (Grainger) Mid-State Ballerz South
Josh Langford (Alabama) Alabama Lasers
Kerry Hammonds (Siegel) Alabama Lasers
Marc Gooch (Siegel) Alabama Lasers
Thomas Greer (West Carroll) Mid-State Ballerz West
Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech) Mid-State Ballerz West
Demarious Smith (Kenwood) Mid-State Ballerz West
Eric Mosley (Indiana) Mid-State Ballerz North
Derrick Walker (Covington) Mid-State Ballerz North
Jamarious Alderson (Clarksville Northeast) Mid-State Ballerz North
Josh odom (Science Hill) Team Hoopsters
Ashlon Adams (Science Hill) Team Hoopsters
Eric Watson (Mississippi) Team Memphis
Tevin Moore (Mississippi) Team Memphis
K.J. Stripling (Smyrna) Tennessee Heat
John David Little (Mississippi) Memphis Hoopers
Reginald Buckner (Manassas) Memphis Hoopers
C.J. Alred (Clinton) East Tennessee Magic
Anthony Hickey (Clarksville Northeast) Gateway Express
Robert Boyd (Fulton) Tennessee Stormriders
Chris Poteet (Campbell County) Tennessee Blue Devils
Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) Middle Tennessee Magic (MVP)
Daijon Williams (?) Middle Tennessee Magic
Zavion Williams (Clarksville Northeast) Middle Tennessee magic
E.J. Perry (Westmoreland) Mid-State Ballerz Central
Shawn Kelly (Rossview) Clarksville Stars
Jacob Lloyd (Westview) Mid-State Ballerz 15's
Devin Patterson (Oakland) The Club 15's
Jarvis Sullivan (Westwood) Memphis Hoopers
Tyler King (Independence) Tennessee Edge
5 WHO CAUGHT MY EYE
1. Thomas Greer (West Carroll)
This dude gets better everytime I see him. He is long and much better athletically than people think. He has a deadeye outside shot and plays very hard. Improvement on his lateral and quickness makes him a no-brainer.
2. Kerry Hammonds (Siegel)
As I stated in yesterdays article this kid is really showing improvement. He's got great size and can explode when the opportunity is there. His outside is deft and his energy is high. As he works on his ballhandling and defensive effort the sky is the limit for Mr. Hammonds.
3. Walter Davis (Southwind)
What an athlete. His hops were remarkable and his energy fun to watch. He needs to work on his overall game of course but his ability to explode at a moments notice makes him a very interesting prospect in the Class of 2010.
4. Demarious Smith (Kenwood)
His atletic prowess aside, D.D. is becoming a better basketball player. His explosion is there like a cobra ready to embarrass you but he has learned some of the nuances of the game like boxing out, on the ball defense and scoring from other places beside the paint. Loves his progress.
5. Clarksville's Young Guns
I was highly impressed with the amount of good young talent the city of Clarksville is producing. Players such as Malcolm Smith, Martin Smith, Shawn Kelly, Anthony Hickey, Telvin James, Zavion Williams, Daijon Williams, Demarious Smith, Roger Huntley, Darius Rudolph, and Demetrious Robinson give the city a great foundation for the future.