Thompson Sizzles….Week #9 State Scoring Leaders Up Now



Once again I have scoured the newspapers, faxes, face books and other forms of media that come to my attention compiling a list of the top scorers in the state for each week of the season.

If you know of some scoring exploits or a scoring milestone such as 1,000 point club or something of that nature please email me at and I will get this added to the next week's story. 

College coaches have told me this is one of their favorite features as it helps them get an understanding on the pulse of the new season.

Weather affected the scheduling all around the state so this week's list is shorter than most have been thus far.  

Darius Thompson (Blackman) simply made a statement. The Vanderbilt commitment busted out for 38 points as Blackman put it to Siegel in a huge district showdown early last week.    

Toby Frierson (Mt. Pleasant) puts his name in the record books for the Tigers as the senior guard surpasses the coveted 1,000 point mark for his high school career.         

Terrell Jones (Northside) may not be a household name in Memphis but this senior guard is lighting up the score sheets. He started the week with 29 against Soulsville then completed his mission with 29 against MBA.   

Reggie Upshaw (Baylor) made his return to the hardwood very memorable scoring 31 points and securing the win over arch-rival McCallie. The MTSU signee has been sidelined this season with a broken leg.      

Corn Elder (Ensworth) continues to mystify the mid-state area with his exploits on the basketball floor. Corn dropped 28 in a win over BGA, followed up with 26 in a nice victory over PJPII, and then added 25 in a loss to top ranked CPA.   

Tyrone Wooten (Trezevant) was a staple on this list last season but this year better surrounding support has his scoring down till this week when the senior guard broke loose for 26 against Raleigh-Egypt and 31 against Kingsbury.   

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) is playing some of the best hoops of his life at this point of the season. The senior forward scored 31 points against Cannon County last Friday pushing him over the 2,000 point barrier for his career. He had a 28 point outing against DeKalb County earlier in the week.

Orlando Moore (Brainerd) had a game to write home about this past week. Moore scored 27 points against Hixson and snatched 20 caroms as well. Nice effort big fella.


East Tennessee

Billy Bales (Unaka) 34pts vs. Hampton

Reggie Upshaw (Baylor) 31pts vs. McCallie

Devin Sibley (Karns) 30pts vs. Anderson County

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) 30pts vs. Jellico

Clark McCall (Maryville) 29pts vs. Knoxville Catholic

Clay Payne (Powell) 28pts vs. Campbell County

Kenny Dean (Alcoa) 28pts vs. Kingston

Jalen Smith (Rhea County) 27pts vs. Soddy Daisy

Orlando Moore (Brainerd) 27pts vs. Hixson

Justin Simmons (Stone Memorial) 26pts vs. Loudon

D'Monta Smith (Hixson) 26pts vs. East Ridge

Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) 26pts vs. CAK

Demarcus Martin (Farragut) 26pts vs. William Blount

Bryce Copeland (Bradley Central) 26pts vs. Baylor

Justin Bowlin (Jellico) 25pts vs. Wartburg Central


Middle Tennessee

Darius Thompson (Blackman) 38pts vs. Siegel

Josh Phillips (PJPII) 36pts vs. Ensworth

Hunter Bennefield (Page) 36pts vs. Hickman County

Marquel Hickerson (Tullahoma) 33pts vs. Franklin County

Clay Hertel (DCA) 33pts vs. Nashville Central Christian

Jaquan Lewis (Dickson County) 32pts vs. Clarksville

Jamonte Davis (Hillsboro) 31pts vs. Centennial

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) 31pts vs. Cannon County

Corn Elder (Ensworth) 28pts vs. BGA

Mason Ramsey (Livingston Academy) 28pts vs. DeKalb County

Jacob Williams (Wilson Central) 27pts vs. Beech

Tyler Schaub (Franklin County) 27pts vs. Tullahoma

McKenzie Etheridge (Waverly Central) 26pts vs. Harpeth

Jalen Lindsey (CPA) 26pts vs. East Nashville

Stephen Howell (DeKalb County) 26pts vs. Livingston Academy

Corn Elder (Ensworth) 26pts vs. PJPII

Tyquiz Itiat (Stratford) 26pts vs. Glencliff

James Keith (Fayetteville) 26pts vs. MTCS

Corn Elder (Ensworth) 25pts vs. CPA

Brandon Mutter (Jo Byrns) 25pts vs. Merrol Hyde

Kevin Craighead (Smith County) 25pts vs. Gordonsville


West Tennessee

C.J. Barnes (McNairy Central) 41pts vs. Chester County

Gavin Robinson (Mitchell) 39pts vs. Hillcrest

Jessie Pierce (FACS) 35pts vs. Lausanne

Zamarlus Griffin (BTW) 35pts vs. KIPP

Zamarlus Griffin (BTW) 34pts vs. MASE

K.J. Bates (Arlington) 34pts vs. Craigmont

Kyle Sherman (Rossville Christian) 34pts vs. JCS

Fatodd Lewis (Raleigh-Egypt) 32pts vs. Douglass

Nick King (Memphis East) 32pts vs. Melrose

Tyrone Wooten (Trezevant) 31pts vs. Kingsbury

Toderick Davis (Sheffield) 31pts vs. Oakhaven

Toderick Davis (Sheffield) 30pts vs. Fairley

Terrell Jones (Northside) 29pts vs. MBA

Daniel Hill (Liberty Tech) 29pts vs. Fayette-Ware

Payton Hehe (Riverside) 28pts vs. Scotts Hill

Cameron Payne (Lausanne) 28pts vs. FACS

Terrell Jones (Northside) 28pts vs. Soulsville

Rayford Albright (Manassas) 28pts vs. Frayser

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) 27pts vs. Whitehaven

Kyle Sherman (Rossville Christian) 27pts vs. USJ

Denzel Marshall (Kingsbury) 26pts vs. Trezevant

Tarecus Hughes (Covington) 26pts vs. Westview

Tyrone Wooten (Trezevant) 26pts vs. Raleigh-Egypt

Tyler Gadlen (Peabody) 26pts vs. Bradford

Trevor Willis (McKenzie) 25pts vs. Dresden

Des Robertson (Bolivar Central) 25pts vs. Jackson Southside

Justice Scott (Huntingdon) 25pts vs. Clarksburg

Johnny Connors (Oakhaven) 25pts vs. Carver

Johnathan Williams (Southwind) 25pts vs. Collierville

Christian Taylor (Wooddale) 25pts vs. Collierville

Michael Nuzzo (Big Sandy) 25pts vs. Clarksburg