YOMCA is the place to be.
The YOMCA Memphis and Tennessee YOMCA Tigers have both made the decision they are not done in Orlando just yet.
The Memphis YOMCA made a mockery of pool play finishing 3-0 then over to the championship bracket with an opening round victory before falling in the next. The move to the consolation bracket produced another win and the Y currently stands at 5-1 for the event.
The Tennessee YOMCA Tigers went a slightly different route, finishing pool play 2-1 dropping to the classic bracket. This did not deter them as they have reeled off three straight victories and remain alive in the final eight of the bracket.
John Jenkins (Station Camp) has been virtually unstoppable with his scoring antics. The Vanderbilt bound rising senior had scoring outputs of 29 (twice) 28 and 26, while his teammates namely Zaccheus Mason (CPA), Miles Asafo-Adjei (Ensworth), Blake Jenkins (Bearden) and Gary Pope (Ensworth) have played well during the run to the final eight. Hunter Miller (CPA) announced his presence with authority knocking down a 40 footer to give the Tigers a huge win in pool play.
Things are looking bright in the Music City with the July success of the Nashville Gators, Franklin Rage and Team Nashville.
The Rage had a tough time in the nationals but had a good summer led by Michael Young (Franklin), James Haddix (Franklin) and Kevin Kegarise (Franklin).
The Nashville Gators finished the nationals at 2-1 in pool play and managed a victory in the classic bracket before falling. Brennan Connolly (Father Ryan) has draw a great deal of praise for his consistent effort and improving skills. He is certainly a player to be watched this season.
Team Nashville finished 2-1 in their pool and advanced to the championship bracket before falling, then lost in the first round of the consolation bracket. Jonathan Williams (Rossview) was instrumental in the Team Nashville success including a huge 22 point, 13 rebound showcase in one of the pool victories.
Marquis Rudolph (Clarksville Northwest) came to play in Orlando along with Adam Barnes (Clarksville) and Adrian Williamson (Hume Fogg).
Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) played both in the 16 and 17 nationals and showed why is one of the top players in the state in the class of 2010. His ability to score is next level and he's working hard to become a better player off the dribble and play harder on each and every possession.