Team Nashville Makes Noise at Spiece Run-n-Slam



Team Nashville took the reigns of Tennessee representative and ventured into the Holy Land of Hoops, the state of Indiana for one of the summers best tournaments the Spiece Run and Slam Event.


Success was soon to follow.


The 16 and under bunch finished their pool play action 2-1 and advanced with a tie breaker to the semi-finals of the silver bracket.


Team Nashville got past a strong Mean Streets squad 62-56 then added another win over the Reach Legends 69-52 before falling to the mighty Eric Gordon All-Stars to conclude pool play.


Leading the way for Team Nashville their sterling backcourt of Cornelius Elder (Ensworth), Devin Robinson (Ravenwood) and Austin Blackwell (MBA).

An unfortunate injury to two of the Team Nashville stalwarts seemed to spur the life into wing Caymon Dial (LaVergne) and his played was instrumental in their continued advancement in this event.


Vari Craig (Riverdale) had an outstanding event before suffering the above mentioned injury to his arm.


In 17 and under action, Andre Brown (Clarksville Northwest) played a major portion in helping lead Team Nashville to a 2-2 record with a couple of big wins over The Family and the St. Louis Gameface.


Brown was not the only Team Nashville member who drew praise from his coaches. Bre Hughes (Hillsboro) was lauded for his exceptional ball-handling and leadership. Jaleel Querry (Maplewood) has grown in his game and his abilities continue to climb with another fine weekend of action. Cedric Carroll (Riverdale) also played well.