Tennessee Chosen Few 16’s Snatch Title at Big Shots in South Carolina


The Big Shots Tournament went off without a hitch down in Clemson as several Tennessee teams represented themselves very well including the Tennessee Chosen Few 16 and under squad who brought home the championship in the Orange Bracket.


TCF 16's finished 4-0 and captured the championship in their bracket behind some sterling guard play from Imani Miller (Austin East), Jalin Henderson (Oak Ridge) and Luke Matthews (Stone Memorial).

Tyleke Love (Dobyns-Bennett) was lauded for his spectacular effort throughout the weekend on both ends of the floor.


Inside and on the perimeter the Chosen Few got balanced scoring and solid defensive effort from Zak Carter (Hardin Valley), Travon Fields (Science Hill), Justin Simmons (Stone Memorial), Lannon Sowell (Signal Mountain) and Zack Myers (Jefferson County).

TCF will venture to the Real Deal in the Rock this weekend as the new live period continues for another week.


Staying in the 16 and under division, the Tennessee Travelers had a fine showing in the blue division finishing 3-1, losing only to the Georgia Stars in overtime. Camron Justice (Kentucky) was a scoring machine for the Travelers dropping 32, 14, 31 and 26 in the four games.


Clay Leatherwood (Gatlinburg-Pittman) played well and shot great before suffering an injury in the final game of the event. Oterriah Lee (CAK) was sighted for his solid effort with the ball and on the defensive side of the court. Isaac Merion (Oak Ridge) continues to improve. He hit a game winner in the final contest of the tourney. Ray Spaulding (Kentucky), Ty Allen (Farragut) and Cody Hailstock (White Station) also got mention for their effort and consistency.


Team Impact also made a little nose finishing 2-1 in the 16 and under Orange division. Cameron Turner (Farragut) led a very balanced attack averaging just over double digits in the three games including 18 in the opener. Tre Torres (Campbell County) showed some scoring prowess and controlled the game tempo from the lead guard position. Isaac Edmiston (Maryville), Brady Neis (Union County) and Charles Mitchell (Carter) were sighted for their effort during the event as well.


Tennessee Team Hustle made the most of their weekend in the 15 and under division finishing at 2-1 behind some inspired efforts from Jake Grosser (Sevier County), Tyler Vaught (Maryville), Bryce Miller (Maryville) and Austen Rhoades (Knoxville Catholic).

Jordan Hall (Lenoir City) and Stetson Moore (Knoxville Halls) put on a shooting clinic in the 17 and under division. Hall finished in the 20 point per game category while Moore added about 18 points per game himself. Devin Schmidt (Sevier County) played well for the second consecutive week scoring at a 15 point per game clip and snatching a team high 10 boards per contest.


Five players averaged double digits for the TCF. The aforementioned Hall, Moore, Schmidt, Xavier Howard (Harriman) and Daijon McGill (Austin East) comprised this version of the Fab Five.