The first real tournament of the July season is winding down and Tennessee prepsters made some serious noise in the Hoosier state this past week.
In the 17 and under division the Tennessee Travelers and Tennessee YOMCA Tigers made the trek to the Sweet 16 and the Franklin Rage finished 2-2 winning their consolation game.
The Travelers despite playing with only six players fell to the Indy Spiece team today after a nice run with a very limited roster. Kyle Teichman (Brentwood) and Jalen Steele (Fulton) stepped up huge in the final contest after having solid performances throughout the weeks action.
Joe Meady (Knoxville Carter) as mentioned in an earlier story put on quite the display and has officially moved up the charts with a bright red shiny arrow, indicating he's a must-watch recruit for the remainder of the summer.
Zaccheus Mason (CPA) was the big scorer for the Tigers as they fell in quarterfinal action to the Minnesota Magic. Mason did his best to score and keep the Tigers in the contests but seemed to force the action at times trying to overcome the key scoring options who were not in attendance at this event.
Michael Young (Franklin) and James Haddix (Franklin) scored 21 and 20 points respectively as the Franklin Rage finished up their Hoosier Shootout 2-2 with a big consolation win. Kevin Kegarise (Franklin) showed those Indiana boys they were not the only ballers who could stroke from deep with 17 in this game.
Galen Campbell (Bearden) scored 22 points as the 15 and under Travelers fell to M33M-Canada in the semi-finals. Campbell was outstanding all week showing his above average basketball IQ and scoring off the dribble or from the outside when the opportunity presented itself. Lester Wilson (Knoxville Carter) finished as the top scorer and proved he belonged among the state's elite in the Class of 2011.
Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater) scored 24 points and helped the Knoxville Panthers to a solid showing in the 15 and under portion of the Shootout. Billingsley was the leading scorer all week and certainly made notice he was on the rise in the Class of 2011 himself. The Panthers got solid efforts from Dimitrique Inman (Harriman), who was the teams defensive stopper and glue man all week, Jerrell Davis (Knoxville West) and Skylar Brown (Seymour).