MEMPHISHOOPERS.COM TOP TEN
RANKINGS - 2016
be the first one tom say Hoopers staff missed
out on W.E.B. Dubois Lions and
bid Olive Branch not high
enough in early preseason rankings.
is a school that
comes around in cycles and are extremely fun to
watch with anyone stepping up on any given
night, they feel each
other ten fold!
The kid that transferred from Olive Branch to
East was not such a good move for that young man
after viewing him in a couple of early season
Houston, and Mitchell
are legitimate preseason contenders but Hoopers
staff had them too high. Haywood County,
Hoopers staff had to low in the rankings also.
Final 2015-20165 High
School Rankings are out, click here
The 2016 summer circuit
basketball season is over with the volatile month
of July just ending as hectic as ever. Memphis teams did
not fare well on a national level accordingly to Memphis
standards With the final MemphisHoopers.com Summer
Circuit Poll in the books for 2016 it's time to gear up
for nationally recognized Memphis High School
Basketball. One of the toughest districts in the
country, District 16-AAA once again heralds the
preseason team in the city with
at the top for the second straight year in a row and
probably more to come in coming years respectively. With
the TSSAA Division AAA Champions coming out of Memphis
10 out of the last 11 years it is easily said, "Memphis
runs basketball in the state of Tennessee," Respectively
and Hands Down!
brings back still and can still
say an relatively young team that won the gold ball of
last years TSSAA State Tournament in Murfreesboro 2016.
The Mustangs will be led by juniors T.J. Moss
and Alex Lomax plus sophomore sensation
On the other side in
District 15 AAA you have the
who make the MemphisHoopers.com
Preseason Top Ten Poll
for the second straight year
They would always make the poll late in the season
finishing strong and with one of the largest enrollments
in the city, you still don't know what you might get to
walk thru the them doors
at the last minute.
Wolves roster have two of the
most exciting players in the city in juniors
who had a outstanding summer on the
Under Armour Association
plus, "can do it all" Roderick Brown.
Both players garnered double digit offers from some of
the top programs around the country. At the
resides and their highest ranking since the 2014 season
only losing one game that entire year. Coach Luckett
with over 25 years coaching experience has the Number 1
player in the city and arguably the state in
William Douglass whose
play resembles another Memphis
great and you will definitely hear a lot from this young
man all high school basketball season
and the most consistent team in
the private school sector over the last decade plus
For the second year in a row
spot we have another
school in the
14-AAA in the preseason rankings
and a regular for the last 4 years,
who will be a postseason contender with high
Senior Luke Wiseman is one of the
best overall point guards in the city with a nice frame
who sees the whole court with great vision and shot
selection is very much on tap. Sophomore Garrett Golday
is solid around the paint and can rebound with the best
in strong form.
spot we have the
occupying that position and with a relatively young team
that will make some serious noise not only this high
school season but seasons to come respectively.
Senior transfer Carlos Sandifer will
help shore up their guard situation plus a pair of
athletic 6'5 real live underclassmen ball
players in Ryan Boyce and Bruce
TSSAA State Championship Team
High School claims the
position with Coach Dancy doing an
awesome job being a regular in many polls with solid
results the last 4 years that includes a state
championship in the books and a couple of TSSAA state
appearances as well. An experienced
team that has been together since their freshman
days and experienced a little bit of it all, the highs
and the lows that include sharpshooter from all over the
court in strong fashion Dedric Boyd,
who has committed to Eastern Kentucky
are equipped to make another Murfreesboro run while
already being pegged as one of the state favorites.
spot we have
High School an relatively young group and are always
very competitive in rugged Division AAA with a gold ball
and numerous state appearances.
A regular in MemphisHoopers.com
Top Ten every year
and with only one senior
Carlos Marshall, who has committed to
UT Martin leading the way on the roster.
Another player to watch is
dynamic junior guard Mark Freeman who is a tough kid
that garners serious attention and with the
attending a major high school
Christmas tournament on the schedule in the prestigious
Hawaii tournament this year.
High School holds the
coming off a good 2015 season with Coach Rombaugh having a very young team
that includes sophomore sensation D.J. Jeffries
No. 4 player in 2019 ESPN 25
respectively plus all starters are sophomores. This team
has the ability to make some serious noise during the
season going into postseason action with a strong
schedule on tap and look out for Calvin Temple
and Joe Cooper.
spot we have
a consistent Division AAA participating high school team
in the rugged East Memphis corridor of large high
schools being absent from the poll since the 2007-2008
return ack to the polls. Senior Desmond Johnson
in Hoopers staff is the best overall senior point guard
in the city of class 2017.
comes in at
in this years preseason poll with 3 straight TSSAA State
titles. The Tigers will attempt a four peat with this
being there last year in Division A. Senior
Tyran Davis will lead the Tigers.
SUMMER CIRCUIT BREAKDOWN
The 2015 summer circuit
basketball season is over with the volatile
month of July just ending as hectic as ever.
Memphis teams did not fare well on a national
level accordingly to Memphis standards and past
seasons Bottomline!!! Looking at
MemphisHoopers.com Summer Circuit Poll the usual
entries from the region fared below expectations
and standards. Everyone asked why is
MemphisHoopers.com at the No. 1 spot in Final
Poll. Isn't that bias well the facts are stated
below and everyone else will have their own
2 championships nationally at Midwest Shootout n
St. Louis April 19, 2015 & Big Foot Hoops n
Houston April 26, 2015
Kingwood Classic Platinum bracket in
championship game win over T.J. Ford Elite. The
other local teams neither garnered a
championship of any sort all season long other
than Team Thad in Knoxville Vegas Event April 3,
2015. 1 championship locally with a win over the
powerful Team Thad 16's in that championship
game @ Lemoyne Owen College April 1, 2015
at the start of the summer circuit basketball
season. Championship game loss in
Session 1 in Atlanta, GA. April 10, 2015. Final
Four appearance in Adidas Memorial Day Classic
in New Orleans, LA. losing to Texas D1
Ambassadors 99-98, hell of a game compadres!!!!
Your regular shoe company sponsored teams;
Team Thad (Under Armour),
Team Penny (Nike), &
Memphis Magic (Adidas) all had
different routes in front of them per say.
M33M Let it Fly is associated
with Reebok but Reebok is just there these days.
Other teams of significance are
that mostly deals with unsigned seniors, Memphis
Bulls who have made a name for themselves the
last couple of seasons.
Team Thad n Team Penny had rough seasons this
year. With both ball clubs needing help from
players that were not going to be there all
season from jump to just help them make it to
their respected shoe company end of the year
events the championships and finals of each
accordingly. Memphis Magic didn't qualify for
the Finals in Atlanta but got one of the 8 at
large bids to participate.
Thad made the biggest impact with LaGerald Vick
coming from nowhere and almost signing with UT
Martin and Western Kentucky to wining a gold
medal with Kansas in Seoul, Korea. Nick
Marshall at Memphis with plenty of playing time
on the horizon due to transfer in mid stream.
M33M Let it Fly plays a very soft schedule early
in the season with no hype at all but will criss
cross the country in July. A solid showing in
the last week of July @ Big Foot Hoops before
falling in Sweet 16 action in
Platinum Elite Bracket
losing to Norcal Black.
Memphis Bulls had good performances all season
long in great events and made a good run at AAU
Nationals in Orlando amking it to the final
four. With the final MemphisHoopers.com Summer
Circuit Poll done another season in the Books!!!
MUS Summer Classic 2015
Stat click here
Peters MUS Summer Classic was another success with some
of the best teams in the city and surrounding areas.
Since it's inception since 2000 it has made national
acclaim as one of the best high school summer events
with good team basketball all weekend long.
Click here for stats.
(Number 1 Preseason Poll)
came away with a 3-1 mark and it's only loss came to
private school powerhouse
in a close affair. A very young Mustangs team led by
will make noise all year long plus freshman sensation
went 4-1 with impressive performances and double digit
wins over top teams.
Coach Hubie Smith
has done a great job this summer after coming off an
state championship and favorites to repeat accordingly.
Players that stood out to the Hoopers staff over the 3
day event and the top player at the event was
T.J. Moss, who
has elevated his game to another level. His jump shot
from all over the court is solid, basketball moves are
full of basketball IQ and very fluid. Junior
is a very solid overall hard nosed point guard,
Oatsvall does it
all in strong fashion from shooting the ball from any
part of the court, drives are solid, and defense a plus
from this young man.
also was very impressive with his overall play and this
young man is going to be special compadres n will
contend for one of the top players in the Memphis area.
One of my favorite high school coaches of all time
Bubba Luckett CBHS will make another
run at the state after going 29-1 last year losing their
only game in the championship game, Tough One!
(MemphisHoopers.com Top Ten)
with an enrollment of over 2,000 students will always
field good teams and head coach Paul Edwards
does a great job year in and year out acco rdingly. The
jaguars have a young
team led by 6'5 junior
and 6'6 freshman
with a great body frame to go along with his dribbling
and dynamic moves
anywhere on the court.
Ripley both went 5-1 with
Ripley coming off a TSSAA state appearance and advancing
to the semifinals for the first time in over 30 years.
Both ball clubs should make MemphisHoopers.com Preseason
Top Ten for the first time in MemphisHoopers.com history
MemphisHoopers.com Top Ten)
has played good
basketball all June long and will make noise all season
long and should advance in postseason action with a
senior laden team. Senior
and Jonathan Bins
and the red devils when playing aggressive teams seem to
have problems responding and needs addressing.
(MemphisHoopers.com Top Ten)
senior point guard
after viewing at MUS for the first time caught the
Hoopers staff eyes off the wham and is rock rock solid
compadres. Like some folks it can be junior, junior
junior like in Friday's movie! Some schools that will
garner attention depending on play during regular season
because they will have short leashes - BTW, Center Hill,
Hamilton, Mitchell, & MUS.
Remember compadres and
let's not get ahead of ourselves where
MUS Summer Classic
is sometimes for showcase where kids have no intention
on going to that school but fiddle faddle. Let's see who
enrolls where when school starts August 4, 2014, it's
always a story somewhere on who is where and not.
2014-2015 Final High School Rankings
TSSAA State Tournament Action & Championship
The finishing to the newsletter story is below:
/ Memphis -
Mitchell goes into postseason action looking for
a repeat of the gold ball respectively. A senior
laden basketball team that has played together
for all four of their high school seasons and
are a very poised group of young men
accordingly. Led by
(Louisiana Tech), &
(MVSU) the Tigers defeated
69-40 in quarterfinal action to face Knoxville
Grace Friday in semifinal action at TSSAA
Left to right
all seniors Naba
Echols, Jeremiah Martin, Devonte Shipp, Kylan
(32-2) boasts one of the most talented teams in
the tournament and also a senior laden ball club
who won MVP honors in regional action. Also
their is another Delk from that fine family of
basketball players in senior
probably possesses the most dynamic and
explosive guard in the state in
who can do it all in strong fashion at the 1 & 2
can also light it up from all over the court and
scores points in bunches.
Regional Champions @ Covington High School 2015
MemphisHoopers.com will say it again, the 800
Wildcats should roll thru early state action and
did with a quarterfinal game thumping
55-34 and a Friday meeting with Blackman. A
rematch against district rival
seems very realistic with
The Mustangs beating
68-57 and facing Brentwood Friday in semifinal
action. You have a former McDonald's All
American in Head Coach
coaching the only other Hamilton player to ever
This only happens in cycles that come far and
few apart with 10-15 year interval at the least.
The finishing to the newsletter story is below:
ECS since he came to this country in the 7th
grade from Haiti and played under a legendary
coach Terry Tippet. MemphisHoopers.com
interviewed coach Tippett after they won TSSAA
State in 2010 championship with Walter Weaver
(Hooper for Life), & Steve Casper, he stated,
"he wasn't going to retire until probably the
best player he ever had graduated and sometime
he evidently seen from a iconic coach". Well
that would of been this year and
MemphisHoopers.com isn't scared compadres. All
the flim flam, wishy wash, mumbo jumbo and
limited playing in controlled environments
definitely raises red flags. Bottomline we will
see in the near future and you can email me at
any time to make notes. COACHES, NATIONAL
RANKINGS CAN &*^% YOU OFF BOTTOMLINE!!!!, w
a short three years, Coach Jermaine Johnson has Melrose
in the record books with a astounding victory over the
defending state champions White Station Spartans.
Melrose deeply talented team was too much for the
Spartans who missed two of their top scorers from
scoring in double digits and much needed if any chance
of winning. Tournament MVP
(35 points and 5 steals) proved why he is a Tennessee
commitment with his savvy ball handling, outside
shooting when needed, and strong drives to the goal when
shot 95% from the free throw line on 18-19 shooting and
57% from the field in another stellar performance. The
game was a back and forth contest the entire game with
10 lead changes and 9 ties that started with the score
being tied 16 all at the end of the first quarter.
White Station led majority of the first half after
Melrose being patient on offense scored first but the
Spartans started the game with a 8-0 run after Melrose
shot extremely well 47% from the field and snatched a
game high 13 rebounds to go along with 19 points in a
double double performance. Melrose finally took the lead
in the second quarter with a 1 minute left using full
court pressure that rattled the Spartans a little.
Melrose went into the break up 35-33. White Station was
killing Melrose on the boards (19-10 first half
advantage) due to Melrose big man and Northern Illinois
breaking his ankle in the previous quarterfinal game
against Bearden. Melrose caused 11 first half turnovers
but controlled the ball to only commit 3 turnovers to
nullify the rebounding disadvantage. Melrose had a 5-2
ratio on steals at the break also.
White Station usually brings a nice crowd with them
every year but Melrose's Orange Mound was definitely in
the house as the Golden Wildcats were in force new and
old. The Wildcats extended their lead as high as 8
points in the third quarter at the 2:01 mark of the
third with Coach Jesus Patino of White Station trying to
find a solution to his team poor offense with multiple
substituting to gain momentum to no avail. Melrose
closed the third quarter up 55-50 and in solid control
for the time being.
You know having Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All American
and Memphis signee
(22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals) was not
going to let that happen just laying there. He is a
warrior and showed why he received all the postseason
accolades, Jackson sat out only 6 seconds of the entire
game in the fourth quarter at the 5:00 minute mark after
picking up his 4th foul.
Another senior who has been their since the first day
with Jackson is Missouri State football signee
(12 points on 50% shooting and 3-3 from long range).
White Station William
notched important minutes and played strong coming off
the bench in supporting roles. White Station tried to
rally by getting the score down to 3 points (63-60) and
the closest they would ever get with each time
snubbing out the effort and with
in the wing.
Key Points of The Game:
scoring only 4 points each. At least Johnson grabbed 10
rebounds in the cause respectively.
awesome free throw shooting down the stretch and the
By Staff Writer Harold Rivera
Posted 3-13-10 7:02 p.m.