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Area News 2-10 -14:              No. 1 White Station defeats Arlington 83-66.handily at Shelby County City Championship at fedex Forum.
 
Area News 2-02 -14:               No. 8 Douglass defeats Westwood behind LaGerald Vick & Freddie Williams 25 apiece performances.
 
Area News 1-25-14:               Unranked Sheffield  after losing all starters from last years ball club is at top of District 16-AA standings with a 8-0 district record and definitely the surprise team of the year defeats Melrose handily.
 
Area News 1-18-14:               No. 1 White Station  traveled to Springfield, Missouri for the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions and at that time was ranked No. 3 in USA Today's High School Poll. They play No. 1 in same poll Montverde, Fl. and fall 65-50 behind 5 players in double figures for Montverde. .
 
 
Area News 1-04-14:               No. 1 Arlington .
 
Jake Miller of Germantown - one of the best shooters in the city
 
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Thaddeus Young Named Eastern Conference Player of The Week of January 2014
 
Area News 12-30-13:              No. 3 Houston in the sunny state of Florida during all this super cold weather this year claims crown to the avels to the beaut
 
Area News 12-22-13:              No. 1 White Station travels to the beautiful state of Hawaii for the prestigious Hawaii Classic Title and wins championship click here.
 
Area News 12-10-13:u>              No. 4 Manassas wins on a last second shot bysenior  Fernando Wilkins 72-70 over No. 10 BTW. in a inner classic battle. No. 2 Hamilton sweeps Mitchell with  a 77-74, both Lawson brothers had double double performances respectively     
 
Area News 12-03-13:              No. 1 White Station runs past Ridgeway 67-59 with Nic Smith at 15 points.
 
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Area News 12-01-13:         District 16-AA is the new monster district with Manassas the fav orites. Predictions can be viewed at this link compadres.!
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Area News 11-27-13:        Potter's House from Jacksonville, Florida dominated The MLK Tournament @ Melrose High School recording 20+ margin of victories in strong fashion.
 
 
DeShun Bell of No. 4 Manassas 
 
Romero Hill of No. 2 Hamilton
 
Area News 11-19-13:                    No. 2  Hamilton beats No. 4 Mitchell 79-72 behind a double double performance from Memphis commit K.J. Lawson at 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Area News 11-15-13:                   White Station has four players to sign Division 1 scholarships Curtis Phillips - Campbell, , Chris Chiozza - Florida, Davell Roby - St. Louis, & Leron Black - Illinois
 
Memphis Summer Team Rankings. Final Rankings. August 1, 2013, click here for Breakdown
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1. Team Thad 17's (39-11)
2. Team Penny (17-9)
3. MemphisHoopers.com (31-5)

4. Arkansas Hawks (34-11)

5. Team Thad 16's (15-6)

6. Memphis Magic Elite(18-5)

7. M33M (9-4)

8. Mississippi Select (9-7)

9. Team Nashville (24-10)

10. Memphis Falcons (11-7)

 
Area News 11-14-13:                   White Station squeaks out a win over MUS 50-46 after MUS goes 2-7 from the free throw line with 2 minutes left in the contest. Leron Black had a double double with 18 points and 16 rebounds and Davell Roby with 11 points. MUS Dailey Buford at 17 points and Chris Galvin at 15 points. MUS is going to make some noise in Division 2-A.
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Area News 11-12-13:                   Houston clobbers Bolton 95-61 behind Marlon Bunter's 29 pts, 5 rebounds, & 4 assists on 10-15 shooting. Jerry Johnson at 24 pts on 10-10 from the free throw line. Sasha Sobolev added a double double performance with 14 pts, and 12 rebounds in a Hall of Fame Game.
 
Area News 11-05-13:                   MemphisHoopers.com preseason  Top Ten poll have Mitchell coming in at Number 4
 
Area News 10-30-13:                   MemphisHoopers.com preseason  Top Ten poll have Arlington coming in at Number 3 and the first time the school has been in the rankings.
 
Area News 10-25-13:                   Once the toughest district (16-AAA) not only the city but in the state is on a definite downbeat.  Top Ten unfolds with Hamilton comes in at Number 2.
 
Area News 8-29-13:                   MemphisHoopers.com Preseason Top Ten unfolds with White Station coming in at Number 1. Also who is where they are suppose to be and where they are actually at with Shelby County Schools.
 
Area News 7-29-13:                   MemphisHoopers.com go 7-1 out west in Las Vegas Classic  presented by Big Foot Hoops.  n a highlight reel season all summer circuit season long.
 
Area News 7-28-13:                   AAU Nationals the last stop for Team Thad 17's on a highlight reel season all summer circuit season long.
 
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Area News 7-21-13:                   Milwaukee Summer Jam was one of the top summer circuit tournaments of the important July evaluation period. Team Thad goes 3-2 in a so so performance. D.C. Assault  wins championship against Ray Allen Select.
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Area News 7-14-13:                   Team Thad 17's dominate Peach State going 8-0 with impressive wins over Atlanta Express and other top summer travel teams.
 
Area News 7-12-13:                   MemphisHoopers.com lose in championship game of Real Deal in Nashville. minate Peach State going 8-0 with impressive wins over Atlanta Express and other top summer travel teams.
 
Area News 6-24-13:                   MUS Summer Classic one of the top high school summer event in the country.
 
Area News 5-24-13:                   Under Armour Invitational in Dallas, Texas during Memorial Day weekend.
 
Area News 5-10-13:                    MemphisHoopers.com unsigned seniors travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the Future 150 Tournament. Hoopers go away for the second year in a row with the championship.
 
Area News 5-03-13:                    Bill Hensley Run & Slam All Star Classic: Team Thad 17's lose to All Ohio Red in championship game in Fort Wayne, Indiana going 7-2 respectively. Bill Hensley Memorial Run & Slam Classic.
 
Area News 4-27-13:                      Gulf Coast Hoop Fest: Team Thad 17's lose to Milwaukee Rebels in championship game of  Gulf Coast Hoop Fest.
 
Area News 4-20-13:                     Pitt Jam Fest: Team Thad 17's make it to Final Four of Under Armour Pitt Jam Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Area News 4-13-13:                Memphis Classic: Team Thad 17's defeat Mississippi Select for first championship of the summer circuit season.
 
Area News 4-06-13:                 Future 150 Birmingham Main Event: Tournament breakdown can be viewed here.

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Area News 4-06-13:            Future 150: Tournament breakdown can be viewed here at this link. click here.
 
Area News 3-21-13:                 Jack Jones Shootout:            Memphis top recruits from Austin Nichols, Nic King, Markel Crawford to name a few. Click here for rest of roster.
 
Area News 3-17-13: Postseason Action: TSSAA Southwind  throttle the Choctaws 76-53 to claim the Blue Cross TSSAA State Championship.
 
Area News 3-10-13: Postseason Action: TSSAA State Championship in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at Middle Tennessee State University pits Dyer County against Oak Ridge, Dyer County vs. Hillsboro. Mitchell has a tough first round game against defending state champs CPA.
 
Kennedy McKinney 6'4 senior leads Germantown over White Station in Regional action. Division 1 player definitely!!!
 
 
Area News 3-02-13: Postseason Action: Briarcrest loses to Nashville Ensworth. Lausanne wins schools first TSSAA State Championship over ECS.  
 
Area News 3-01-13: Postseason Action: Briarcrest is in TSSAA private school championship game. The Saints are right their at the door!!!!
 
Area News 2-25-13:                       Postseason Action: Biggest upset of the year goes to White Station losing to Germantown on their home court in first round of Regionals.  Dyer County and Southwind stay alive with solid wins to quiet critics about their postseason advancement in past. Melrose falters with a team total 28 point performance. Is a coaching change in the makings. Ridgeway goes further than last years super stacked team. Sheffield and Mitchell run Division AA from the south side of town. Manassas and Trezevant come up short in Regionals. Yeah but Manassas is a Hoopers Top Ten preseason next year with 9 players coming back.
 
Area News 2-21-13:                  White Station Leron Black named District 16-AAA MVP.
 
Area News 2-10-13:                  Dyer County maintains the Number 1 slot in Hoopers Top Top Ten for the second week in a row, third time this year. Will the Choctaws falter like previous postseasons.
 
Area News 2-09-13:                   City Championship  Action:
Ridgeway defeats Melrose for the second time this year. Mitchell claims 16-AA crown with win over another early season Division AA favorite Trezevant. Watch out for teams like Cordova, Mitchell, and Munford who were not early season picks in postseason action.
 
MUS David Nelson 6'8 freshman
 
Area News 2-04-13:                   Ridgeway maintains the Number 1 spot in Hoopers Top Ten.
 
Area News 1-25-13:             District Action:                     Melrose defeats White Station and Hamilton, can't count those Wildcats out.
 
District 16-AAA Standings
1. Hamilton (7-3) 
2. Melrose (7-3) 
3. Whitehaven (6-4)
4.  White Station (6-4)
5. Memphis Central  (3-7) 
6. Memphis East (3-7) 
 
Area News 1-19-13:   District Action:  Dyer County lasted only one week at Number 1 in Hoopers Top Ten after a disappointing loss to Munford who was led by UTC signee Jonathan Stark triple double performance with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a super strong outing.  Local paper still had Southwind number 1 earlier this week and raved about the Jaguars only losses were against nationally ranked teams  but they lose to Ridgeway. It's a numbers game compadres. You have to tip your hats for a day to the Golden Wildcats for a big boy win and talk about you needed it now.
 
Area News 1-18-13:             District Action: Memphis Melrose younger group led by sophomore Marlon Hunter at 26 points stepped up big time with a double digit win over Whitehaven.  Hamilton is growing up quick also with a close win on the road over White Station. with Dedric Lawson dropping 41 points! The16-AAA has a four way tie with Hamilton, Melrose, Whitehaven, and White Station all 3-2.
 
Area News 1-17 -13:               Local News: Memphis Melrose Jemerio Jones out for the season with an knee injury. Wildcats are cursed with major knee injuries to two of their top stars in Markel Crawford (Memphis) and junior Jemerio Jones respectively Crawford played in the Memphis East game last week which ruffled some of the Tigers accordingly. Also while we are talking about the  Tigers, all their 2013 recruits have made the cut for McDonalds All American Game.  
 
Area News 1-16-13:             District Action: Memphis Melrose gets demolished by White Station 81-54 and their 5 year run dominating 16-AAA might be coming to an end. Their is still time but with Jemerio Jones & Markell Crawford of Melrose on the injured list hinders their opportunities. After a strong start Memphis Central with that 2 point loss to Whitehaven two weeks set the stage for the descent and fast. Sheffield  and Mitchell on course for deciding 16-AA with Trezevant and Manassas on the other side. The same for  Ridgeway and Southwind in 15-AAA. BTW and Westwood in Division A will meet in city championship accordingly.
 
Area News 1-13-13:               Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest: Memphis teams did horrible this year against national teams going 1-5. Hoopers Top Ten will have a new team and for the first time this year at the Number 1 slot Dyer County and how long will the Choctaws hold that spot after only losing 1 game so far this year and yeah maybe not against the best teams but they are winning. I know Southwind only 4 losses have been to nationally ranked teams but will that translate into postseason advancement, Bottomline! On the other hand will not playing a tough schedule hinder, well all questions will be answered in less than 4 weeks. Oh yeah when you lose what happens you usually drop and depends on to who and how bad, you still drop not stay the same or even move up, you still lost.  Whitehaven lost by 2 to CBHS but soundly defeated White Station earlier in the week respectively. 
 
Area News 1-09-13:              Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest:   Hoopers Top Ten Number 6 CBHS upends Whitehaven 57-52 and the Purple Wave are for real compadres.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Topic: Arlington Bolton, and Houston better Memphis Basketball on a national level. .
 
2013-2014 Predictions can be viewed at this link compadres.!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Arlington Adarius Avery, C.J. Anderson, & K.J. Bates all Team Thad 17's members
 
 
Freddie Williams Douglass Division AA MVP
 
Mitchell  wins Division AA SCIAA City Championship
 
 White Station wins Division AAA SCIAA City Championship
 
Cody Hailstock Arlington displays great outside shooting against Bolton nailing 27
 
pts.in a 80-66 win.
Clarence Quinn & Randy Porterfield are making noise at Sheffield and are the surprise team in the entire city. Hats off to Coach Delamar and staff!!!!
 
LaGerald Vick & Freddie Williams the best 6'5 combo 1 & 2 in the city hands down, These young men can do it all compadres!!!!
 
White Station wins Hawaii Classic Title click here.
 
 
First year coach Antonio Harris @ BTW will make noise in Division A
 
Rayford Albright of No. 4 Manassas notches a double double performance against No. 9 BTW with 22 points and 10 assists. Especially the assist he delivered to Fernando Wilkins with 2 seconds left on the clock to win over BTW 72-70 at home.
 
K.J. Lawson of No. 2 Hamilton notches a double double performance against No. 7 Mitchell with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
 
White Station Four Division 1 signee  on National Signing Day- Curtis Phillips - Campbell, , Chris Chiozza - Florida, Davell Roby - St. Louis, & Leron Black - Illinois
 
Houston Big 3 - Jerry Johnson jr., Sasha Sobolev & Marlon Hunter
 
MemphisHoopers.com win at Las Vegas Classic presented by Big Foot Hoops in Las Vegas, Nevada - July 24-28, 2013. (left to right - Harold Rivera - Director of Media/Recruiting, Luther Rivera - Head Coach, Aston Morton - Whitehaven, Kelvin Pruitt - MAHS, Terrance Smith - Sheffield, Ladarius Wilson - Whitehaven Conner Anderson - Germantown, Justin Benton - Houston, Jemerio Jones - Melrose, DeSean Dockery - Ridgeway, Jaylon Smith - Sheffield, & Nathan Ervin - Assistant Coach)
 
MemphisHoopers.com go 7-1 in  Las Vegas Classic winning silver bracket in championship game.
Team Thad 17's go 7-1 in Orlando, Florida at AAU Nationals with a runner up finish.
MemphisHoopers.com go 7-1 in  Real Deal in Nashville losing to Arkansas Hawks in championship game.
 
U Under Armour Summer Jam
 
Marcanvis Hymon with his parents commits to Ole Miss
 
Greg Pryor commits to  UT Chatt
 
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Team Thad 16's capture 16's championship at Under Armour Invitational in Dallas, Texas.
 
Team Thad 17's Chris Chiozza @ White Station for college announcement May 14, 2013.
 
MemphisHoopers.com win the Future 150 tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Team Thad 17's runner up at Bill Hensley Memorial Run & Slam Classic May 5, 2013.
 
Riley Norris, Chris Chiozza, & Leron Black of Team Thad 17's at Bill Hensley Memorial Run & Slam Classic in Fort Wayne,Indiana. Chiozza notches a triple double with 17 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds in another outstanding performance.
 
Riley Norris of Team Thad 17's attacks the rim
 
 
DeSean Dockery scores 34 points against Louisiana Future at Gulf Coast Hoop Fest as the Hoopers go 3-1
 
2013 UA Pitt Jam Fest
Chris Chiozza and Gavin Robinson steal the show at Under Armour Pitt Jam Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania against D.C. Assault
 
Arriving at airport in Pittsburgh for Under Armour Pitt Jam Fest posing with legendary Franco Harris.
 
Team Thad 17's in Birmingham, Al.@ Future 150
 
Team Thad 17's (8-0)
 
Team Thad 16's (3-2)
 
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 Lausanne captures first ever TSSAA Division 2-A State Championship with a win over ECS. Sometime that couldn't be done when the Lynx had Marc Gasol or Johnny West on the team.
 
Cameron Payne of state champion Lausanne gathering much hardware as MVP of TSSAA State Tournament and Mr. Basketball Division 2-A.
   
 
Josh Bougher leads CBHS to a strong 21-4 record heading into postseason action
 
Former MemphisHoopers.com players from 2010 & 2011 season now at Motlow State College January 18, 2013 against conference rival Southwest College.
 
Team Thad Athletic Director Norton Hurd, Team Thad Founder Thaddeus Young, & writer Harold Rivera
 
Team Thad & MemphisHoopers.com in New Orleans at the Super Dome during Memorial Day weekend 2012.
 
Ridgeway with early season victories against White Station and Melrose from the other side field one of the strongest guard rotations in the city. Left to right after beating Melrose are seniors  Greg Pryor, DeSean Dockery, and Jonathan Burroughs.
 
Former MemphisHoopers.com player during the 2002-2004 season local rapper OG Boo Dirty at Whitehaven game with Harold Rivera.
 
  
Memphis East Nic King (Memphis signee) against Huntington Prep, West Virginia Andrew Wiggins and the Number 1 player in the country. Pictures courtesy Paul Abler (The Kentucky Blog)
 
 
Team Thad Athletic Director Norton Hurd IV with the number 1 point guard and the number 1 shooting guard in the 2013 class (Kentucky signees) Andrew and Aaron Harrison at Marshall County Hoop Fest Nov. 30, 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 Team Thad 17's capture AAU State May 20, 2012
           

  

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HOOPERS TOP TEN
Memphis High School Basketball Week 12  Rankings. click here for Breakdown
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Memphis High School Basketball Week 12  Rankings. click here for Breakdown
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1. Manassas (26-8)    1. Mitchell  (30 -7)  
2. Arlington  (28-4)   2. Arlington  (29-5)  
3. Hamilton (27-6)  3. Hamilton (27-6) 

4. White Station (30-3) 

4. Manassas (26-9)   

5. Mitchell  (26 -7)  

5. White Station (30-3) 

6. Dyer County (23-7)

6. Dyer County (23-7)

7. St. George's (27-2)

7. St. George's (27-2)

8. Houston (21-7)   

8. Houston (21-7)   

9. BTW (24-4)  NR

9. BTW (24-4)  NR

10. ECS (17-13)  

10. ECS (17-13)  

   
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Summer Travel Rankings  Haywood County (28-2)  NR  
  Douglass (21-6)
disappointing Bolton (20-6)   
  Sheffield (17-4)  
Team Thad 17's - 2013 Jackson South Side (20-4)
Team Thad 17's - 2012 Southwind (20-5)  
Team Thad 16's - 2013 Germantown (14-7)  
  Ridgeway (18-7)   
  Westwood (16-11)
  Whitehaven  (14-9)  
 
 
   
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5-22-11 AAU State Championship: Memphis YOMCA 69 vs. Mid State Ballerz 63: (click here)
   
3-01-11 Regional Semifinal: Memphis Central 42 vs. Melrose 45: (click here)
   
12-17-10 Game Recap: ECS 37 vs. Cordova 57: (click here)
   
12-16-10 Game Recap: Craigmont 80 vs. Manassas 45: (click here)
   
12-13-10 Game Recap: Bartlett 77 vs. Memphis East 73: (click here)
   
12-11-10 Game Recap: Westwood vs. Mitchell: (click here)
   
12-10-10 Game Recap: Southwind vs. Germantown: (click here)