Team Nashville continues to make their presence felt on the national scene with another successful weekend this time in Akron at the King James Shootout.
Team Nashville finished in the Sweet 16 of the Gold bracket with some outstanding play from Corn Elder (Ensworth), who dropped 17 markers against Team CBZ in pool play. Vari Craig (Riverdale) went double/double in that one with 11 points and 14 boards.
Cayman Dial (LaVergne) led all scorers with 15 points in a win over West Penn Flight. John Hudson (Dyer County) and Devin Robinson (Ravenwood) added 10 points each.
Elder was a human highlight scoring 16 markers against Team Ferrari and ESPN Class of 2013 #2 player Jabari Parker. Elder, Robinson and Fred Yarbrough (Dyer County) made life tough for Ferrari pressuring their guards and winning the game in a blowout. Craig was huge dominating Parker with 12 points and snatching 14 boards.
Dial and Robinson scorer 14 and 12 points as Team Nashville finally fell in bracket action to the Baltimore Stars for their only loss of the event.
Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) and Isaac Harris (Hunter's Lane) were sighted by the coaches for their contributions.
In the 16 and under age division, the East Tennessee Pyro finished in the Top 8 of the consolation bracket with a 3-3 final mark. Jordan Hall (Lenoir City) led in scoring at an 18 point per game clip.
Rian Hall (Oak Ridge) finished at a 15 point per game clip and Blake Golden (Knoxville West) and Camion Patrick (Clinton) each scored at an 11 point per game clip.
Ethan Hayes (Anderson County) showed some real promise including an 18 point, 12 rebound effort against Team First.
Kaseem Davidson (Oak Ridge) played well most of the weekend including a 16 point effort in pool play.
Team Nashville showed out as well in the 15 and under division finishing in the Sweet 16 of the championship bracket.
Kindravious Webster (Hillsboro) and Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) were the scoring stars for the 15's.
Jacob McCullough (Ensworth) and Josh McCullough (Ensworth) played well for the Team Nashville all weekend.