One of our favorite features is back. Coaches have told me this is what they wait for each week. I have scoured the news sources from around the state and come up with the top scoring efforts. This ha become increasingly harder as the local newspapers are no longer putting box scores in the paper. I could use your help if you find or know of anyone scoring over 25 points in a game, please let me know. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @tnprephoops on twitter.
Blackman Opens the young season with a 68-53 win over Sumter Central to capture the title at the N2 Hoops Invitational. Trent Gibson (Blackman) drops 24 in the championship game victory and comes home with the MVP trophy. Nathan Nelson (Blackman) and Brandon Thomas (Blackman) were named to the all-tournament team.
Props for Knoxville Webb senior guard Myles Rasnick (Knoxville Webb) for forever etching his name in Spartan folklore passing the 1,000 point barrier for his career.
Tyler Harris (Cordova) is simply doing work out in West Tennessee. The 5'9 senior marksman had three terrific games scoring 37 against BTW, 43 against Brighton and then a 54 spot against Craigmont. Class AAA Mr. Basketball has a strong candidate.
The 54 point effort from Harris was not the top scoring effort in the state in this early portion of the season. Down Knoxville way, Jordan Corvette (Knoxville Halls) scored 56 in a win over Gibbs to set the bar very high for top scoring effort.
Keishawn Davidson (Oakland) has had a whirlwind start to his junior campaign. Committing to MTSU, then dropping 27 against Northwest, followed up with 25 against Gallatin and for good measure a 28 spot against Mt. Juliet.
Antavion Collum (Tennessee Prep) departed Memphis East for more playing time and the strategy has worked to perfection thus far as the rising 6'8 guard has scored several offers in the past week including Pittsburgh. He started the season strong as well with a 29 spot against Rise Center Prep.
How about this for a scoring duo over at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville. Grant Ledford (Grace Christian) and C.J. Gettelfinger (Grace Christian) have been putting up large numbers in the early portion of the season. C.J., who has committed to Oakland University, had 41 in a tough loss to Alcoa and a cool 27 against William Blount over the holiday weekend. Ledford scored 33 against Haywood in a big program win, 32 against Heritage and 26 against William Blount.
K.J. Johnson (Marshall County) is off to a blistering start as well. The junior lead guard scored 27 in a win over Fairview and a sic 38 against Siegel. Along the way he scored his first D1 offer as well with Tennessee-Martin extending the pledge.
The Bulldogs of Bearden are off to a rousing start as well behind the scoring exploits of a apair of lead guards Trent Stephney (Bearden) and Ques Glover (Bearden). Stephney dropped 30 against Unaka and added 28 in a win over Sullivan Central while Glover added 27 in the Sullivan Central triumph.
Nate Bloedorn (Nolensville) picked up where he left off from the Fall League with a pai of 29 point efforts against Nashville Overton and Siegel. The rising junior is putting everyone on notice to come watch him play, do it now.
Jordan Corvette (Knoxville Halls) 56pts vs. Gibbs
Luke Burnett (Heritage) 45pts vs. Knoxville Halls
C.J. Gettlefinger (Grace Christian) 41pts vs. Alcoa
Davy Clark (Kingston) 39pts vs. Stone Memorial
Barron Nease (Union County) 39pts vs. Cocke County
David Deacon (Lenoir City) 35pts vs. Oliver Springs
Dante Harris (Alcoa) 35pts vs. Grace Christian
Jaylen Hickman (Gatlinburg-Pittman) 34pts vs. McMinn Central
Grant Ledford (Grace Christian) 33pts vs. Haywood
Grant Ledford (Grace Christian) 32pts vs. Heritage
Trevor Hensley (Unicoi County) 31pts vs. Volunteer
K.J. Hawkins (Karns) 30pts vs. William Blount
Jaylyn Hickman (Gatlinburg-Pittman) 30pts vs. Seymour
Trent Stephney (Bearden) 30pts vs. Unaka
Cameron Smith (Pigeon Forge) 29pts vs. Oneida
Joe Anderson (Maryville) 28pts vs. Knoxville Halls
Trent Stephney (Bearden) 28pts vs. Sullivan Central
Cahlib Edwards (CSAS) 27pts vs. Rhea County
C.J. Gettelfinger (Grace Christian) 27pts vs. William Blount
Ques Glover (Bearden) 27pts vs. Sullivan Central
Trevor Hensley (Unicoi County) 27pts vs.Northview Academy
Dominique Oggs (Sweetwater) 27pts vs. McMinn County
Joe Anderson (Maryville) 26pts vs. Knoxville Catholic
Luke Burnett (Heritage) 26pts vs. Grace Christian
Jordan Corvette (Knoxville Halls) 26pts vs. Dobyns-Bennett
Trey Davis (Fulton) 26pts vs. Farragut
Dante Harris (Alcoa) 26pts vs. Farragut
Grant Ledford (Grace Christian) 26pts vs. William Blount
Shawn Park (Gibbs) 26pts vs. Knoxville Halls
Caleb Tripp (Powell) 26pts vs. Carter
Spencer Chandler (Anderson County) 25pts vs. Loudon
Junior Clay (McCallie) 25pts vs. Gallatin
Keshawn Colbert (South Doyle) 25pts vs. Lenoir City
Josh Dykes (Cumberland County) 25pts vs. Rhea County
Dominique Oggs (Sweetwater) 25pts vs. Clinton
Darius Garland (Brentwood Academy) 43pts vs. Centennial
Marvin Hughes (McGavock) 41pts vs. Wilson Central
Keon Johnson (Webb School) 39pts vs. Lead Academy
K.J. Johnson (Marshall County) 38pts vs. Siegel
Dalton Marsh (Red Boiling Springs) 38pts vs. Daniel One
Reece Glover (Franklin) 37pts vs. Stratford
Dalton Marsh (Red Boiling Springs) 35pts vs.
Caden Mills (Van Buren County) 35pts vs.
Caleb Fields (Marshall County) 33pts vs. Fayetteville
Miles Smith (Nashville Christian) 33pts vs. KIPP
Keshaun Lawrence (Ensworth) 32pts vs. Nashville Central Christian
Trent Turner (Hickman County) 32pts vs. Grace Christian-Nashville
Keshaun Lawrence (Ensworth) 31pts vs. Northeast
Darius Garland (Brentwood Academy) 30pts vs. Lighthouse Christian
Gene Holmes (East Nashville) 30pts vs. Franklin
Nate Howell (MTCS) 30pts vs.
Nate Bloedorn (Nolensville) 29pts vs. Nashville Overton
Nate Bloedorn (Nolensville) 29pts vs. Siegel
Ethan Cobb (Eagleville) 28pts vs. Mt. Pleasant
Keishawn Davidson (Oakland) 28pts vs. Mt. Juliet
Reece Glover (Franklin) 28pts vs. Hillwood
Tripp McEachern (Goodpasture) 28pts vs. White House-Heritage
Caden Mills (Van Buren County) 28pts vs. Clay County
Evan Sigler (Franklin) 28pts vs. East Nashville
Keishawn Davidson (Oakland) 27pts vs. Northwest
Noah Hiliker (Cookeville) 27pts vs. Livingston Academy
K.J. Johnson (Marshall County) 27pts vs. Fairview
James Williams (Kenwood) 27pts vs. Hunter's Lane
Nick Hall (Clarkrange) 26pts vs. Oliver Springs
Chris Houston (Shelbyville) 26pts vs. Beech
Connor McCutcheon (Merrol Hyde) 26pts vs. Friendship
Ben Nelson (Montgomery Central) 26pts vs. West Creek
David Windley (Brentwood) 26pts vs. Nashville Overton
Dawson Abbott (Pickett County) 25pts vs. Livingston Academy
Garrett Booth (Coffee County) 25pts vs. Grundy County
Rohbjay Bush (LaVergne) 25pts vs. Page
Keishawn Davidson (Oakland) 25pts vs. Gallatin
Walker Galbreath (Columbia Academy) 25pts vs. MTCS
Zool Kuth (Gallatin) 25pts vs. White House
Jaden Lewis (Summit) 25pts vs. Hillsboro
Grey Michael (Franklin Classical) 25pts vs. Holloway
Caleb Powell (Beech) 25pts vs. Lebanon
Jacob Rose (Stewart County) 25pts vs. Clarksville Academy
Tyler Harris (Cordova) 54pts vs. Craigmont
Tyler Harris (Cordova) 43pts vs. Brighton
Tyler Harris (Cordova) 37pts vs. BTW
Mark Freeman (Southwind) 35pts vs.
Zach Lewis (Brighton) 35pts vs. Bolton
Brandon Wade (Freedom Prep) 34pts vs. KIPP
Roger McFarlane (Raleigh-Egypt) 31pts vs.
Antavion Collum (Tennessee Prep) 29pts vs. RiseCenter
Decorrian Kelly (Bolton) 29pts vs. Brighton
DeQuanco Harris (Kirby) 28pts vs. MBE
Tylandrius Parks (Middleton) 28pts vs. Houlka
Jamey Sanders (WEB Dubois) 28pts vs. Kirby
Traizon Boyd (Tennessee Prep) 27pts vs. Rise Center
Deon Thompson (Dyer County) 27pts vs. Camden Central
Cameron Ball (Cordova) 26pts vs. BTW
Taelyr Gatlin (Brighton) 26pts vs. Hillcrest
Luke Howard (Harding Academy) 26pts vs.
Matthew Murrell (Whitehaven) 26pts vs. Melrose
Anthony Smith (Brighton) 26pts vs. Cordova
Kentavious Berry (Middleton) 25pts vs. Houlka
Rico Quinton (Dyer County) 25pts vs. Greenfield