This Week at Tennessee Prep Hoops (District Edition)


Welcome to our newest weekly feature. This segment will be called This Week at Tennessee Prep Hoops and will feature what's happening in the hoops world in our state information on upcoming tournaments, commitments, future showcases, unsigned senior events and more.


So much excitement crammed into the past couple of weeks has kept me on my toes and put many miles on the car as well. The final week of the regular season found me traveling to Maryville on Monday as the Rebels played outstanding ball as they geared up for the district tournament besting Ooltewah. Tuesday my travels took me to Bearden where the Bulldogs hosted a spirited Powell squad. The Panthers played very well led by some very nice play from senior forward Clay Payne (Powell). Friday found me in East Knoxville as the Roadrunners of Austin East played host to their spiritual rivals Chattanooga Howard. Andre Wilson (Austin East) started slow
but came on very strong late, including a rim rocking jam to seal the deal, as AE bested the Hustlin' Tigers. Brandon Walters (Howard) dropped 25 in the close loss.

District play got underway the following week and my first stop was to Seymour High School for the District 2AAA tournament. Morristown West got the early win over city rival Morristown East in the opener by the count of 57-49. The nightcap was a double overtime affair as South Doyle defeated the host squad Seymour 78-77 behind 28 markers from sophomore point guard Jacque Bruce (South Doyle). Gunnar Gibson (Seymour) played very well for the Eagles finishing with 24 points in the narrow defeat.

Tuesday night over to Heritage High School for the District 4AAA tournament early rounds. Farragut, behind a buzzer beating three-pointer from Demarcus Martin (Farragut), out dueled Knoxville Catholic 40-38 to advance to the semi-finals. In the nightcap Lenoir City, behind a stellar 27 point effort from Jordan Hall (Lenoir City),
took care of Knoxville West 67-54.

Destination....Middle Tennessee on Saturday and Smyrna High School was the location for the District 7AAA action. In the opener top ranked Blackman, behind 18 points from Mr. Basketball finalist Darius Thompson (Blackman), bested Oakland 69-57. In the second contest Siegel used a flurry of activity from junior guard Ryan Jones (Siegel) to overcome Lavergne 66-55, Jones, who finished with 26 points, scored 10 straight as the Stars took the lead for the first time in the final quarter.


As we do each and every season I will look through the rosters of all the D1 teams from around the country and list the players from the state of Tennessee
who appear on those respective rosters. Some players may be walk-ons or scholarship athletes. Look for that in the coming weeks.  


I will release my selections for the Tennessee Prep Hoops All-Region Teams beginning this weekend and running through next week with a new edition each day. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday: Class A Regions 1-4

Sunday: Class A Regions 5-8

Monday: Class AA Regions 1-4

Tuesday: Class AA Regions 5-8

Wednesday: Class AAA Regions 1-4

Thursday: Class AAA Regions 5-8

Friday: DII Class A/AA

Saturday 2/23

Class A

Region 1A

University @ Cosby

Hampton @ Hancock County

Washburn @ Cloudland

Clinch @ Unaka


Region 2A

Midway @ Sunbright

Rockwood @Wartburg Central

Coalfield @ Grace Christian

Oliver Springs @ Harriman

Region 3A

Silverdale Academy @ Marion County

CSAS @ Van Buren County
Whitwell @ Grace Baptist

Sale Creek @ Boyd Buchanan

Region 4A

Pickett County @ Watertown

Clarkrange @ Gordonsville

Friendship @ Jackson County

Trousdale County @ Clay County

Region 5A

Forrest @ White House-Heritage

Community @ Nashville Christian

Jo Byrns @ Eagleville

McEwen @ MTCS

Region 6A

Santa Fe @ Collinwood

Culleoka @ Wayne County

Loretto @ Mt. Pleasant

Summertown @ Richland

Region 7A

West Carroll @ Humboldt

Huntingdon @ Union City

South Fulton @ Dresden

Lake County@ McKenzie

Region 8A

Adamsville @ BTW

Middleton @ MAHS

Westwood @ TCA

MASE @ Riverside


Region 1AA

Cumberland Gap @ Elizabethton

Greeneville @ Sullivan East

Sullivan North @ Grainger

Happy Valley @ Chuckey-Doak

 Region 2AA

Kingston @ Austin East

CAK @ Fulton

Gibbs @ Alcoa

Carter @ Stone Memorial

 Region 3AA

Polk County @ Howard

Sequoyah @ Brainerd

Chattanooga Central @ Meigs County

Tyner Academy @ McMinn Central

Region 4AA

Grundy County @ Livingston Academy

Chattanooga Christian @ DeKalb County

Upperman @ Signal Mountain

Cannon County @ Bledsoe County

Region 5AA

White House @ CPA

Macon County @ East Nashville

Pearl Cohn @ Sycamore

Maplewood @ Goodpasture

Region 6AA

Harpeth @ Spring Hill

Waverly Central @ Giles County

Fairview @ Creek Wood

Summit @ Cheatham County

Region 7AA

Crockett County @ Liberty Tech

Westview @ Jackson Southside

Bolivar Central @ Ripley

Fayette-Ware @ Haywood

Region 8AA

Raleigh-Egypt @ Sheffield

Douglass @ Mitchell

Fairley @ Trezevant
Hillcrest @ Manassas

Class AAA


Region 1AAA

Sullivan South @ Sevier County

Daniel Boone @ Jefferson County

Cocke County @ Dobyns-Bennett

South Doyle @ Science Hill

Region 2AAA

Clinton @ Maryville

Knoxville Halls @ Bearden

Farragut @ Powell

Lenoir City @ Oak Ridge

Region 3AAA

Cleveland @ Cumberland County
Ooltewah @ White County

Cookeville @ Bradley Central

Warren County @ Walker Valley

Region 4AAA

Lavergne @ Lincoln County

Oakland @ Franklin County

Tullahoma @ Siegel

Lawrence County @ Blackman

Region 5AAA

Mt. Juliet @ Dickson County

Hendersonville @ Kenwood

Henry County @ Station Camp

Rossview @ Wilson Central

Region 6AAA

Brentwood @ Hunter's Lane

Ravenwood @ Nashville Overton

McGavock @ Independence

Cane Ridge @ Hillsboro

Region 7AAA

Hardin County @ Cordova

Jackson Northside @ Craigmont

Bolton @ Dyer County

Arlington @ Munford

Region 8AAA

Germantown @ White Station

Houston @ Whitehaven

Melrose @ Southwind

Hamilton @ Ridgeway

DII Class A


DCA vs. Lausanne

Harding Academy vs. Knoxville Webb

Ezell-Harding vs. ECS

DII Class AA

CBHS vs. Father Ryan

Baylor vs. Briarcrest

McCallie vs. Ensworth