Action at the very loaded 15 and under Super Showcase concluded with a good feeling for three of the participants from the Volunteer state.
The Memphis YOMCA blasted through their pool play foes and landed themselves in the final four before falling to the New York Gauchos.
Leading the way for the Memphis crew was a plethora of guards including Nourse Fox (ECS), Sam Craft (Craigmont), Markel Crawford (Melrose) and Demetrius Dyson (Brighton).
Leron Black (White Station) got another chance to play with the big boys and the Class of 2014 wunderkind showed his worth consistently averaging around 14 to 15 points per game throughout the tourney.
Cole Harrison (BGA) gave one of his best performances of the summer. The ever improving big man was at his best against one of the best players in the country in the Gauchos loss.
Harrison was the lone inside threat for the YOMCA as interested onlookers could not help but notice the tall timber, Johnathan Williams (Southwind) and Austin Nichols (Braircrest Christian), occupying spots on the bench due to injury.
A superb effort put forth by the YOMCA, overcoming their substantial injuries, to finish among the best 15 and under squads in the nation.
The Tennessee Travelers also had a fine showing in their stay at Mickey's Palace. Finishing 3-0 in pool play and winning their initial Gold bracket game before falling to a powerful Texas Titans in the second round.
D.J. Bowles (Notre Dame) was outstanding in every game scoring easily off the dribble and forging his way to the bucket for tough chances.
The point guard tandem of Steadmon Ford (Notre Dame) and Will Adams (Science Hill) were lauded for their play in the loss to the Titans.
Fatigue finally got the best of the Tennessee Tigers, the Nashville crew finished the long month of July with a record of 17-6. Their final two losses in Orlando were by two points and one point.
JaQuan Lewis (Dickson County) made the absolute most of his rising sophomore summer proving he is one of the best players in his age group and will be a point guard to watch in the coming years.
Guard play was a strong suit for the Tigers, joining Lewis in the backcourt was Kevin Peterson (Marshall County), Gunnar Miller (Davidson Academy) and Austin Howard (Giles County).
The Tigers will look to add some size to their roster for the coming years but received outstanding inside work from Al Cobb (Giles County), C.J. McEwen (DCA) and Jalen Lindsey (CPA), the projected top player in the Class of 2014.