Nashville Hosts String Music Showcase This Weekend


Middle Tennessee are you ready for some quality hoops.

Make the short trip to Lipscomb University and check out the inaugural String Music Showcase which gets underway tomorrow evening.

Teams from across the Southeast will be in attendance and some of the top players in the nation will come to the Music City for hoops.

Tennessee will have for it's representation in the 17 and under division the Memphis Magic Elite, Nashville Celtics and Team Nashville.

The Magic Elite feature the premier player in the state Joe "The Real Thing" Jackson (White Station). On the wish list of every major school in the SEC and more Jackson has a load of talented teammates who have drawn attention on a very high level. 

Tarik Black (Ridgeway), Chris Crawford (Sheffield), Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) and Mardracus Wade (Mitchell) were shining bright this past weekend at the Real Deal in the Rock. 

The Nashville Celtics come bound and determined to continue their high level of play after a Sweet 16 finish at the Deal. Austin Hollins (Germantown) has been the focus of D1 coaches this entire week as they visit high schools under the new restrictions set forth by the NCAA. No less than 20 coaches made the trip to Germantown this week.

Casey Prather (Jackson Northside), Cody Henegar (Marion County), Arthur McMillan (Hillsboro) and a host of talented players dot the Celtics roster. 

Team Nashville, coming off two solid tournament finishes, features Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville), Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) and Fred Lee (Maplewood). 

Down in the younger age groups make sure to take a look at the Nashville Celtics who captured the 'ship at the Real Deal in the 16 and under division.

Kedren Johnson (Marshall County) and Bobby Parks (St. George's), who will also play for the 17's, along with Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech) who was simply spectacular this past weekend. 

Other 16 and under squads include the Mid-State Ballerz led by Jacob Lloyd (Westview), the Memphis Magic and Team Nashville. 

The Nashville Celtics and the Memphis Magic are the lone representatives in the 15 and under division.  

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