As the initial NCAA live period tipped off teams from all
over the state ventured to various parts of the North and Southeast to make a
name for themselves in front of a bevy of college coaches.
The Tennessee Tigers made the trek into the peach State to participate
in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Spring Classic.
In the 16 and under division the Tigers clawed their way to
a 2-2 mark including a win over the Atlanta Celtics. Antwan Jennings (Franklin Classical) led the charge in the 66-64
come from behind win with 17 markers and 12 boards. Mario Gordon (Pearl Cohn) added 13 while Devonte Williams (
added 12 including a couple of deep bombs. Jonathan Adkins (USJ) finished with 11 in the tough win.
William Alexander (
well all weekend averaging around 13 per contest including a team high 20
against Team Vigilance of Alabama. The Tigers got major contributions from
everyone on the roster including Hilary
Jhaconus Blue (
(Goodpasture), Shivonta Perry (Station Camp), Zach Bentley (
David Dyer (Goodpasture) and Eric Stovall (
Over in the 15 and under division the name Sterling Hewitt (Pearl Cohn) turned
some heads this weekend. Hewitt was big man on campus with his 26 point effort
against the Atlanta Rockefellas (great name).
(Station Camp) had a nice tourney including his personal high of 17 against
those same Rockefellas. Cannon Campbell
(Rossview) played well at the point and provided the spark on defense for
the young Tigers.
Ben Bell (
and Brad Allen (Greenbrier) had their moments with
the big man Allen providing size and board work on the interior.
(Kenwood) and Jordan Long (
joined the fray and both made contributions as they merge with their new
teammates and create chemistry,
Javon Vaughn (Rossview),
Gabe Reasor (Franklin), J'Hzayiah Lewis (Dickson Middle), Daylon Murphy (Beech)
and Nash Young (Beech) all made significant contributions as the Tigers
concluded the event with a mark of 2-2.