Commitments from All Over the State………Lets Catch Up


The college commitments have been piling up and now is as good a time as any to release some of the latest info we have received concerning who is going where.

In the Eastern portion of the state, Brad McClung (Station Camp) joins the squad down at Lee University. The Flames play in the NAIA and are coached by Tommy Brown.  

In the mid-state area, Nick Drake (East Literature) will spend his next four years under the tutelage of venerable mentor Sam Harris at Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville. The Trojans play in the Trans South conference of NAIA.

Staying in the NAIA, Terrence Smotherman (Blackman) parlayed a successful state tournament run into a college scholarship as the 6'5 banger will step across the state line at play at St. Catharine's in Kentucky. The Patriots are coached by J.T. Burton.

Over in North Carolina, Lee's McRae will welcome the addition of slashing combo guard Justin Wandell (Elizabethon) to the Bobcat cause. Lee's McRae is coached by Scott Polsgrove and are a member of the Conference of the Carolinas.

Jumping down to the Sunshine State, Micah Farmer (MTCS) begins his journey at Pensacola Christian College. The Eagles are coached by 17 year veteran mentor Mark Goetsch.

Coming back to the Volunteer state, Hiwassee College in Madisonville welcomes the services of combo guard Christian Haile (Shelbyville). The Tigers are coached by Rodney Nelson.

Slipping over to the Junior College ranks, out of state style, Craig Hill (Ridgeway) takes the long train down to Oklahoma and will play his first two season of college basketball at Connor State.

Coming back to the Southeast, talented guard Marquarious Boddie (Bartlett) takes his exciting game over the border and will suit up for the Trojans of Mississippi Delta Community College. Derrick Fears is the coach at this junior college haven.

Over in Illinois a pair of former state champions will venture off to play for the Cavaliers of Kankakee College and coach Joe Lightfoot. Darius Gipson (Craigmont) and Robert Houston (Craigmont) make their way to the Midwest to pursue their hoop dreams.

In the Tennessee Junior Community College Athletic Association many players have pledged to remain closer to home to start their college hoops careers including a pair of Memphis natives in Montrezes Gary (Westwood) and Jerron Washington (Kirby) who will both suit up for another Memphis native Coach Jerry Nichols and the Bucks of Motlow State.

Volunteer State welcomes the services of Easton Cline (Station Camp) to their Gallatin campus. Cline is a tough player with a solid basketball IQ and will be a welcome addition for Coach Rusty Melvin.

Myron Johnson (Memphis Central) was simply outstanding in the postseason and for his reward he will play for venerable coach Verties Sailes and the Saliquis of Southwest Tennessee, also a distinguished member of the TJCCAA.

Chattanooga State welcomes burly 6'5 power forward Jamal Smith (FACS) to their campus. Coach Jay Price is no stranger to big kids and he will love the raw potential of this young man.

Just around the corner at Cleveland State, coach Lee Cigliano also dipped into the West Tennessee pool and snatched Kahan Swift (Jackson Southside). Swift is a solid combo guard who will see plenty of action for the Cougars.

A fearsome foursome follows venerable coach Bill Carlyle to East Tennessee and to the campus of Walter's State. The Senators looked close to home and snatched Tevin Gunn (Hardin Valley), cleaned house in Middle Tennessee with scoring champion Cameron High (Lebanon) and finally continued a superb West Tennessee pipeline with shooting phenom Darrius White (Memphis Overton) and sticky defensive ace Cedarius Taylor (Dyer County).