Here is our weekly list of the top scoring performances in the state, separated by East, Middle and West Tennessee distinction. One of our favorite features as relayed to me by numerous college coaches of all levels.
This is also the forum to announce milestones including 1,000 point scoring efforts and such. Please let me know if we miss any of that information. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My intent is to post this list every Monday or Tuesday throughout the season.
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) is poised for a milestone standing just short of the 1,000 point barrier in only his sophomore season. The scoring guard helped pad the stats this past week with a cool 33 point effort against Nashville Christian and followed that performance with a solid 26 against McEwen.
What's in a name? Donte Fitzpatrick (Southwind) or Dorsey as he still referred to my many media outlets is simply a production machine. The Ole Miss signee has Southwind high in the Class AAA state rankings and helped the process with a big week that included a 36 point meltdown against Wooddale and a big 26 spot on district rival Ridgeway.
Don't you love when you see the light go on? Young players striving for a step up the ladder skill wise and production wise seemingly right on the cusp and then you see the light come on. Connor "Big Slim" Arnold (Grace Christian) had such a moment on Saturday for his state ranked Rams. The rising sophomore punched in 26 points on an array of foul line jumpers, drives to the bucket and foul shots on his way to a signature game in his young career.
It hasn't been a signature year for the Spartans of White Station. With a roster dotted with very young players senior guard Nych Smith (White Station) has done his best to keep the machine in gear. The rising senior scorer had a productive week dropping 32 points against Memphis Overton before closing the week strong with 26 in a high scoring affair against Memphis East.
Execution at its best can only describe the Class AAA state ranked Bruins of Brentwood as they defeated their brethren from Brentwood Academy this past week. Sometimes lost in the shuffle but vital to the continued success of the King Express, Jalen Lawson (Brentwood) picked up the scoring slack for the Bruins with a 30 spot in the win.
Josh Jones (Walker Valley) knew he had to step up when fellow 2016 mate and Lipscomb commitment Kenny Bunton (Walker Valley) went down with an injury earlier this season. The junior guard was at his best this past week scoring 28 points against Ooltewah and adding a quick 25 against Soddy Daisy.
Cheyenne Camillo (Hampton) has been a steady shooting force for Hampton his entire career. The senior guard etched his name in school tradition forever passing the coveted 1,000 point barrier for his career. Over in Middle Tennessee, Michael Parks (Fayetteville) also granted his fortunes surpassing the 1,000 point mark for his career with the Tigers.
K.J. Lesure (Centennial) may not be a name that everyone is familiar with, unless you read the scoring list every week. The rising senior guard has become a fixture on the list and was up to his old tricks dropping 34 large on Franklin in a very close loss.
Jordan Self (Cosby) is part of a 1-2 punch that has Coach Brad Flatford smiling and the rest of Region 1A frowning profusely. Self has the Class A state ranked boys from Upper East Tennessee poised for a potential state run and with efforts like his 33 point outburst against Berean Christian that could be a reality.
Justin Bowlen (Jellico) 35pts vs. Wartburg Central
Jordan Self (Cosby) 33pts vs. Berean Christian
Taylor Murray (Oliver Springs) 32pts vs. Sequoyah
Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) 31pts vs. Hardin Valley
Ryan Rhodes (Chattanooga Christian) 31pts vs. Notre Dame
Jordan Bowden (Carter) 30pts vs. Austin East
Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame) 30pts vs. Chattanooga Christian
Bailey Lamb (Grainger) 30pts vs. Claiborne
Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame) 29pts vs. Grundy County
Griffin Palmer (Signal Mountain) 29pts vs. Bledsoe County
Allen Wynne (Richard Hardy) 29pts vs. Whitwell
Josh Jones (Walker Valley) 28pts vs. Ooltewah
Kyler Lewis (Unaka) 28pts vs. Happy Valley
Merrick Nicksic (Unicoi County) 28pts vs. Sullivan East
Joe Seafross (Unaka) 28pts vs. Happy Valley
Jordan Anderson (Knoxville Catholic) 27pts vs. Grace Christian
Patrick Good (David Crockett) 27pts vs. Dobyns-Bennett
Keeley Green (Notre Dame) 27pts vs. Grundy County
Maverick Smith (Oakdale) 27pts vs. Coalfield
Connor Arnold (Grace Christian) 26pts vs. Knoxville Catholic
Thomas Carroll (Wartburg Central) 26pts vs. Jellico
Dustin Day (David Crockett) 26pts vs. Sullivan Central
Ryan Lee (Coalfield) 26pts vs. Oakdale
Trey Torres (Campbell County) 26pts vs. Gibbs
Chandler Abbott (Hixson) 25pts vs. Red Bank
Rod Denard (Cleveland) 25pts vs. Red Bank
Gavin Grubb (Sullivan East) 25pts vs. Unicoi County
Josh Jones (Walker Valley) 25pts vs. Soddy Daisy
Tyler Steinmetz (Oakdale) 25pts vs. Coalfield
John Payne (Goodpasture) 35pts vs. Gordonsville
K.J. Lesure (Centennial) 34pts vs. Franklin
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 33pts vs. Nashville Christian
Jared Phillips (Monterey) 32pts vs. Clay County
Nick Ridner (Summertown) 31pts vs. Wayne County
Jalen Lawson (Brentwood) 30pts vs. Brentwood Academy
Kobe Foster (Huntland) 29pts vs. Cascade
Aston Hutchison (Harpeth) 29pts vs. Cheatham County
Preston Rice (Wayne County) 29pts vs. Summertown
Isaac Edmondson (Creek Wood) 28pts vs. Waverly Central
Bo Hodges (Maplewood) 28pts vs. Pearl Cohn
Jonathan Jones (Goodpasture) 28pts vs. Aaron Academy
Zell Walker (Nashville Christian) 28pts vs. Lead Academy
Will Alexander (Maplewood) 27pts vs. Stratford
Chris Claybrooks (McGavock) 27pts vs. Hillwood
Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 27pts vs. McEwen
DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) 27pts vs. Nashville Christian
T.C. Newton (Harpeth) 27pts vs. Cheatham County
Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) 26pts vs. Harpeth
Austin Douglass (Cheatham County) 26pts vs. Harpeth
Jalen Duke (MLK) 26pts vs. East Nashville
Tyreke Key (Clay County) 26pts vs. Pickett County
Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) 26pts vs. Centennial
Dylan White (Page) 26pts vs. Giles County
Nick Curtis (McEwen) 25pts vs. Clarksville Academy
Kelby Ray (Collinwood) 25pts vs. Wayne County
Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) 25pts vs. Independence
Zell Walker (Nashville Christian) 25pts vs. Clarksville Academy
Trey Phifer (Big Sandy) 41pts vs. West Carroll
Shemar Chambers (Rossville Christian) 36pts vs. Central Baptist
Donte Fitzpatrick (Southwind) 36pts vs. Wooddale
Adarius Avery (Arlington) 35pts vs. Kingsbury
Nate Vaughn (Memphis Metro) 34pts vs. Westwood
Sam Lewis (Wooddale) 32pts vs. Southwind
Nych Smith (White Station) 32pts vs. Memphis Overton
Dearious Young (Milan) 32pts vs. Westview
Chad Culbreath (Ripley) 29pts vs. Haywood County
Hunter Vick (Camden Central) 29pts vs. East Hickman
Alex Lomax (Memphis East) 28pts vs. White Station
James Buchanan (Sheffield) 27pts vs. Douglass
Johnny Connors (Oakhaven) 27pts vs. Soulsville
Marcus Nesby (Manassas) 27pts vs. Douglass
Tevin Olsen (Mitchell) 27pts vs. Hamilton
Marquis Robinson (Melrose) 27pts vs. Memphis East
Jordan Brown (Middle College) 26pts vs. Carver
Jordan Brown (Middle College) 26pts vs. WEB Dubois
Donte Fitzpatrick (Southwind) 26pts vs. Ridgeway
Marlon Hunter (Houston) 26pts vs. Wooddale
Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) 26pts vs. Mitchell
Marcus Lytle (ECS) 26pts vs. Harding Academy
Kendrick Malone (Peabody) 26pts vs. Bradford
Michael Smith (Raleigh-Egypt) 26pts vs. Manassas
Nych Smith (White Station) 26pts vs. Memphis East
Keith Wilson (Memphis Overton) 26pts vs. White Station
Keeton Baiiley (Huntingdon) 25pts vs. Big Sandy
Parrish Hewitt (Melrose) 25pts vs. Memphis East
Garrett Sams (Westview) 25pts vs. Milan
Johnnie Sanfratello (Tipton-Rosemark) 25pts vs. Rossville Christian