Gray Heads Out West….More Signings



Darrian Gray (Southwind) has been one of the most sought after players in the Volunteer state.

The 6'3 combo guard finally decided to head out of state and has landed at Navarro College in Corsicana Texas. The Running Dawgs are coached by Johnny Estelle and will welcome the talented Memphian into their ranks immediately.

Staying out West, Johnny Dunavent (Bolton) will venture up the road and play his college hoops for the Lynx of Rhodes College. Rhodes welcomes first year coach Mike DeGeorge into the fray as they tangle with their opponents in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference of D3.

Hall of Fame coach Steve Schmidt from Mott Community College in Flint Michigan pulled a Memphis heist adding Darryl Marshall (Ridgeway) and Brandon Wright (Hillcrest) to their family. The Bears have captured the Junior College National Championship three times this decade in 2003, 2007 and 2008.

Marquis Wilson (Wooddale) and Alan Morris (Raleigh-Egypt) also slip out of Memphis and land in the Mid-West at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The Surge is coached by Andre Tate and play in the ultra competitive Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

Milliken University will become the new home for McKinley Maples (Gatlinburg-Pittman). The 6'1 shooting guard will take his game up North and play for coach Marc Smith and the Big Blue. Milliken is located in Decatur, Illinois and toils in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in D3.

Moving out West, first year coach and former Tennessee assistant and SEMO head man Scott Edgar welcomes a pair of Memphis standouts in his new program at Eastern Oklahoma State Community College. Antwan Cathey (Trezevant) and Bobby Jones (Trezevant) will play for the Mountaineers.

Columbia State 2nd year mentor Jay Joyner adds another piece to his intricate puzzle with big man Robbin Perry (Hunter's Lane). Perry joins a slew of in-state players who will make up the Lions roster for next season.

Staying in the TJCAA, Dyersburg State head man Alan Barnett welcomes Marcus Etheridge (Henry County) in his program.

Tyler Whitman (Ooltewah) stays close to home and elects to play for former Tennessee guard Jay Price and Chattanooga State.