The Tennessee Travelers start the July campaign with a couple of nice wins at the Hoosier Shootout in lovely Indianapolis. Home of your truly, yes thats where I grew up, but I digress.
The Travelers won a hard earned triple overtime affair 95-94 behind 21 digits from Jalen Steele (Fulton) and 16 from Tyler Hood (Lenoir City). Steele has been the conversation not only in Indy but in Cincinnati where I am at the adidas Take 5ive event. The talented shooting star is finding his way onto some of the more high profile coaching lists and will have the month of July to prove his worth. I know he can do it.
The Travs continued their winning ways 80-53 and moving to 2-0 on the first day of the event.
Hood has been equally as impressive, as he continues to ratchet up his recruitment as well. Look for good things to happen to both of these young men in the coming months.
Rico White (Bearden) torched the twine for 25 large as the Travelers 16's dumped the NWI Legends 89-68 in their pool play opener at the Hoosier Shootout. Galen Campbell (Fulton) finished with 21.
In the second game, Alex Tipton (Maryville) ignited for 21 points and the Travs climbed all over Kingdom Prep 99-67 for their second win of the day. Campbell added 20 while White finished with 14.
The Travelers 15's fell in overtime 77-74 but had strong showings from Jaylen Allen (Science Hill), Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (Greenbrier) and Matt Shown (Alcoa), who all finished with double digit scoring. Braylen "Vitamin B" Bennett (Knoxville Carter) and Tanner Torres (Anderson County) were cited for their hustle and solid play.