As we honor the men and women i the Armed Forces with this Memorial Day holiday lets not forget whats important in the world today. God bless them everyone.
Brandon Herman (Grace Baptist).
Every week we write about the Travelers 16 and under squad with a mention about the rising Chattanooga junior. This week the Nike world got a load of the hot scoring youngster and he did not disappoint.
Leading his squad to the final eight and an overall 2-2 record, Herman exploded for 43 points in a victory over the Metro Hawks and is quietly inching his way up the ladder in the Class of 2010 rankings.
Also drawing praise for their effort this weekend Tyler Hood (Lenoir City), Fred Sturdivant (Brainerd), Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) and DeAngelo Williams (Spring Hill).
The Travelers were a team looking for energy as the tourney moved along and it was provided in the form of Linwood Holloway (Knoxville Central). His high energy defense and hustle makes him the perfect catalyst for the role of leader. His game is coming along nicely as he works hard to make himself a better player.
In the 15 and under division the Travelers finished the tourney at 1-3 including a tough one point loss. Without further ado the qworld got a chance to see the emergence of Mr. Lester Wilson (Knoxville Carter). The athletic rising sophomore finally put things together in front of scouts, media and fans. His game took off and he drew some national praise for his efforts as well. With the huge July period around the corner this is the perfect time to be peaking.
Also playing with emotion were Dajon Porter (Brainerd) and Brandon Lopez (Austin East).
Down in the 17 and iunder diviison the competition was still and furious. The Ravs finished at 1-3 but got inspired efforts from the likes of Stephen Cook (Chattanooga Christian), Joe Meady (Knoxville Carter), James Gallman (Knoxville Fulton) and the rising junior wonder twins Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) and Jalen Steele (Knoxville Fulton).
One has to mention the efforts of rising junior Robert Wade (Maplewood), who was the emotional inspiration for the teams win with a monsterous windmill that not only left the crowd but everyone in gym in awe of his raw athletic ability.