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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Wertner Headed to the West Coast

With the summer in the rearview mirror, several players took it upon themselves to make the most difficult decision of their young lives.

Making a college decision before your final high school season can be a wise move for some.

 

 

You can concentrate on leading your team deep into the playoffs with the burden of recruiting calls, letters and overall bothersome chatter from everyone concerned wishing to know your future choice.

Justin Wertner (St. George's) did just that.

The high level shooting guard will pack his bags after the season and head clear across the country to attend the University of California-Irvine.

Wertner, who was a Mr. Basketball finalist last season, played his summer basketball with M33M.

The Anteaters are coached by Russell Turner and play in the Big West Conference.

Wertner becomes the 3rd player in the Class of 2015 to pledge D1.