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                                     Mitchell @ Rice University in 2004.  Look at Jerry Johnson jr. between Brandon and Thad.

  Greg Pryor at Future 150 in Birmingham 2013

                                Kerrell Davis (Motlow St.) was one of the Top 3 guards in the city with Andre Hollins (Minnesota) and Cedric McAfee (Auburn) in 2011 


MemphisHoopers.com  win Future 150 in Atlanta, Georgia for the second year in a row.





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MemphisHoopers.com 17's at Wallace Prather in Atlanta, Georgia 2007.




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MemphisHoopers.com 17's at Nike Main Event (2004) in Las Vegas, Nevada.






          MemphisHoopers.com Alumni                                   Since 1999 to Present 


Recap 12-01-2017

 First let me introduce myself as Harold Rivera, organization director of   MemphisHoopers.com (www.memphishoopers.com). MemphisHoopers.com has fielded an unsigned senior team since the 2004 summer circuit season. You can view the history of Memphis Hoopers thru the site on the archives link which has been in existence since 1999 (acghoopers.com from 99-2002)  or scroll down to view past team participants. There has been hundreds of young men in the MemphisHoopers.com organization that have gone on to further their educational dreams with basketball as a platform for scholarship opportunities from all levels: Division 1, 2 & 3 - JUCO to NAIA.  All games are videoed and placed on numerous platforms respectively for viewing for future reference.

    A lot of seniors are overlooked during their high school basketball career and are definitely college ready to play on the next level, what level is determined by them and how serious they are - Remember BASKETBALL IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. MemphisHoopers.com is a platform for these young men to display their talents to schools around the country. Hoopers staff attends the largest national tournaments around the country from Real Deal, Big Foot Hoops, Elevate Hoops, Spiece Hoops, Under Armour Invitational to name a few and has strong relationships with the tournament directors to be placed in great pools and facilities accordingly so coaches can view their play, if not then how will college coaches know what they can do. Remember parents and young men, how many coaches came to your high school games during the season, not many if any depending on school performance, another kid that they came for that is making noise as for being ranked and so on. During the process and short summer circuit basketball season these young men that make the roster will fall off as they sign with respected schools. MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team roster will never have more than 9 players at one time so all players get their time on the court. This play is different than high school coached teams that restrict some kids potential due to different coaches philosophies. MemphisHoopers.com history speaks for itself with it's high signing rate respectively for not only seniors but for all. At the same time Hoopers is a feeder team for Team Thad! The young men listed below, some have traveled with Team Thad depending on circumstances.

  This event like the past years will be visited by top colleges around the region and country. At the same time will be evaluated for the MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team 2016 to bolster their resume and garner more exposure in the limited April events. Other than Division 1 schools who are prohibited from attending events of this sort until live evaluation periods as sanctioned tournaments around the country later in the summer circuit season. Last years breakdown included a kid from Mitchell who no one ever know but blew up in one weekend. Right place at the right time! Some young men will be offered at this event as always!!!!!

Click Below Parents to see How it WORKS!!! Same thing every year different kids and different parents!!!!

    Chris Chiozza and Gavin Robinson steal the show at Under Armour Pitt Jam Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania against D.C. Assault

Former Scholarship Players

2017 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Jerry Randolph roster consisted:  Will Mangum (Catholic - TPA - Missouri at Kansas CIty), Tristan Jarrett (Haywood County - Kennesaw St.), Ruot Monyyang (Whites Creek - Eastern Florida), Darius Carter  (Kirby - TPA - Missouri State), Paul Williams (Whitehaven - New Mexico College), Moses Fofano (St. Benedict - Walters St.)                                                        Final Season Record: 24-4 

2017 Team Thad coached by Norton Hurd roster consisted:  Tyler Harris (Cordova - Memphis), Javion Fleming (Canton, Ms. - Alabama), Tavon Lovan (Kentucky - UAB) Robert Woodard (Columbus - Mississippi State),                                                          Final Season Record: 43-8     

    2016 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team roster consisted:   Mike Fofano (Whitehaven - UT Martin),                                                                                            Final Season Record: 11-7 

2016 Team Thad coached by Norton Hurd roster consisted:   Austin Wiley (Spain Park - Auburn), Desmond Johnson (Kirby - West Carolina), Mike Fofano (Whitehaven - UT Martin),                                                                                                                       Final Season Record: 32-12     

       2015 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther Rivera roster consisted:  Chad Culbreath (Ripley - Murray State.), Toriano Stokes (Westwood - ETSU),  Eric McGill (Bartlett - SEMO.), Keith Wilson (Overton - Eastern Oklahoma), Malik Smith (Overton - Eastern Oklahoma.), Kendall Jefferson  (Arlington - Motlow), Myles Littleton  (Catholic - Motlow), Dalton Underhill  (Bartlett - Motlow)                           Final Season Record: 28-6 

   2015 Team Thad coached by Norton Hurd & assistant coach Harold Rivera roster consisted:  LaGerald Vick (Douglass - Kansas), Nick Marshall (Lexington - Memphis), Nate Hoover (Arlington - Wofford), Dishon Lowery (Gwinnet High - Wofford),          Final Season Record: 45-8     

     2014 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther Rivera consisted of K.J. Bates(Arlington - UT Chat.), Mardarius Lee (Whitehaven - Eastern Oklahoma) Robert Atkins (Catholic - Dyersburg St.), Angelo Smith (BTW - Dyersburg St.Brandon Jones (Westwood - Dyersburg St.),  Kareem Austin (Mitchell - Rust)Final Season Record: 33-10 

  2014 Team Thad coached by Norton Hurd & assistant coach Harold Rivera consisted of  LaGerald Vick (Douglass - SMU), Terrance Davis (Southaven - Ole Miss), Nick Marshall (Lexington - Memphis), OG Anunoby (Jefferson City, MO. - Indiana), Jeremiah Martin (Louisiana Tech), Naba Echols (Mitchell - Northern Michigan ), Jaylen Fisher (Douglass - SMU)                                                                               Final Season Record: 39-11

    2013 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther Rivera consisted of Greg Pryor (Ridgeway - UT Chat.), Brandon Mitchell (Ridgeway - San Jose St.), DeSean Dockery (Ridgeway - Northwest), Tim Sanders (Germantown - Shawnee College), Jalen Smith (Sheffield- Shawnee), James Kilpatrick (Germantown- Cincinnati St.), Jemerio Jones (Melrose - Prep School), Roderick & Toderick Davis (Sheffield - Jackson St.), Galvin Robinson (Mitchell - Northwest), Davell Roby (White Station - St. Louis). Final Season Record: 30-5

2013 Team Thad coached by Norton Hurd & assistant coach Harold Rivera consisted of Chris Chiozza (White Station - Florida), Leron Black (White Station - Illinois), Riley Norris (Al. high school - Alabama), Ladarius Coleman (White Station - SEMO), Zacharius Griffin (BTW - Delta St.) - 41-9 

2012 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther Rivera consisted of Dontavious Sears (Manassas - Eastern Oklahoma), Marvin Smith (Ridgeway - Cloud County), Jeffrey Dockett (Bartlett - Pasadena College), Anthony Cole (Arlington - Memphis), Marcus Stringer (Cordova - Eastern Oklahoma), Marquarius Boddie (Bartlett - Delta College).  Final Season Record: 31-6

    2012 Team Thad coached by Harold Rivera consisted of Jonathan Starks (Munford - Tulane), Demetrius Dyson (Covington - UMASS), Ryan Townes (Arlington - TSU), Peyton Hulsey (Southwind - Western Kentucky), Ervin Morris (Memphis East - Kent St./UTEP). Final Record: 44-11

    2011 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther Rivera consisted of Sean Gardner (Collierville - Arkansas St.), Charles Waters (Hillcrest - Arkansas St.), Kerrell Davis (Hillcrest - Troy), Tevin Cox (Westwood). Final Season Record: 38-7

    2010 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Luther River consisted of Jarvis Sullivan (Westwood), Montrez Gary (Westwood - Southwest). Final Season Record: 19-11

     2009 MemphisHoopers.com fielded no team

     2008 MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Reginald Buckner (Manassas - Ole Miss), Tyler Stone (Memphis Central - Missouri/SEMO ), Lewis Jones (Carver - Indiana-Evansville), John David Little (Olive Branch - MTSU), John Milewski (ECS - Freede Hardeman), Reggie Fondren (Raleigh Egypt - Central Arkansas), Tony Smith (Treadwell - Three Rivers College), Ben Norfleet (Raleigh Egypt), Jeremy Poohman (Raleigh Egypt)), Markel Crawford (Sheffield). Final Season Record: 46-6 for 17's. 16's were 24-11 with Walter Weaver (ECS - Missouri), Jarvis Sullivan (Westwood - Lemoyne Owen)

    2007  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Reginald Buckner (Manassas - Ole Miss), Derrick Richards (Manassas - Southwest), Eric Atkins (Manassas - Chattanooga St.), Scooter McFagdon (Manassas - Chattanooga St.), DeAndre Bynum (White Station - Quinappiiac). Final Season Record: 36-7

    2006  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  DeMarco Stepter (Northside - Ole Miss), Deveyon Hunter (Hamilton - Western Kentucky), Paul Brunetti (Northside - Lemoyne Owen), Barry Wellington (Treadwell - Missouri St./overseas), Stanley McNeil (Treadwell - Southwest/Harlem Globetrot),

    2005 Memphis Pump & Run was in Memphis for one year, coachedby Felton Young and led by Thaddeus Young, Pierre Niles, Wille Kemp, Brandon Powell, & Wayne Chism.

    2005  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Brandon Powell (Mitchell - Florida), Andre Thornton (Mitchell - UCF), Najule Ervin (Mitchell - Northern Illinois), Jason Smiley (Bolton - Arkansas Baptist), Jeremy Williams (Hamilton - UTEP/Europe), Maurice Miller (Raleigh Egypt - Georgia Tech/Europe), Ladarius Gant (Kingsbury - Vol St.)

    2004  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Thaddeus Young (Mitchell - Georgia Tech/76ers), Brandon Powell (Mitchell - Florida), Andre Thornton (Mitchell - UCF), Nathan Calhoun (Raleigh Egypt - Memphis/Giants), Greg Hardy (Briarcrest - Ole Miss/Panthers), Xavier Jackson (Kirby - TSU)

    2003  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Thaddeus Young (Mitchell - Georgia Tech/76ers), Brandon Powell (Mitchell - Florida), Andre Thornton (Mitchell - UCF), Nathan Calhoun (Raleigh Egypt - Memphis/Giants), Antoine Taylor (Mitchell - Kennesaw St.), Tomarcus Jones (Mitchell - Fayetteville), Derrick Atkins (Mitchell - Blackhawk)

    2002  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Thaddeus Young (Mitchell - Georgia Tech), Brandon Powell (Mitchell - Florida), Andre Thornton (Mitchell - UCF), 

    2001  MemphisHoopers.com Travel Team coached by Harold Rivera consisted of  Thaddeus Young (Mitchell - Georgia Tech), Chris Peete (Raleigh Egypt - Murray State for football), Andre Thornton (Mitchell - UCF), 

    2000  ACGHoopers.com changed it's name to MemphisHoopers.com in it's second year of operation.  oa        

    1999  ACGHoopers.com was created and changed it's name to MemphisHoopers.com  




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)



Team Thad AAU State Champions 2012 @ Lemoyne Owen College. Head Coach: Harold Rivera               


                                                       MemphisHoopers.com Future 150 Champions, Atlanta, Georgia. May 12, 2012 Head Coach: Luther Rivera


20111 Real Deal on the Rock Champions (7-1) at event

    MemphisHoopers.com travel schedule for the 2013 summer includes trips to Birmingham, Alabama - Little Rock, Arkansas - Mobile, Alabama - Houston, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, Indianapolis, Indiana, Las Vegas, Nevada and probably a local tournament and scrimmage game against nationally ranked Team Thad 17's for warm ups for the Unsigned Seniors. The purpose is to give these young men the most opportunities available to excel at the next level.

LiveYou can register here for the event at this link. Click Here.

                                                                     Midwest Classic Champions 2012 - St. Louis, Missouri



Former MemphisHoopers.com players from 2010 & 2011 season now at Motlow State College January 18, 2013 against conference rival Southwest College and made it to sweet sixteen of NJCAA National Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas.

The event will be recorded and placed on multiple platforms for future reference.

LiveYou can register here for the event at this link. Click Here.Live




Recap 6-23-2012 

MUS Summer Classic in it's 12th season and is definitely one of the premier high school basketball
summer events in the country. 

MUS Summer Classic Stats (click here). courtesy of MUS staff.

Who lead in what categories from total points, rebounds and etc.


Recap 5-30-2012 

 MemphsiHoopers.com  Final 2012 Senior Rankings.  

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Recap 3-15-2012

TSSAA State Championship Breakdown:  With a sweep in sight in Division A, AA, and AAA Memphis BTW loses to defending state champions Lake County on 15-30 from the free throw line and a Hail Mary shot to send the game into overtime, how free throws come back and haunt you.  Memphis East wins by one over host school Murfreesboro. Memphis Central trounces Olewatah handily. Mitchell forces a matchup with defending state champions Liberty Tech in the final four.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Recap 3-05-2012

Postseason Action Breakdown:  Memphis BTW defeats Humboldt to keep rolling in postseason action. Memphis East out rebounds Bartlett 20 - 9 in first half to build a double digit lead  and coast to a solid victory for their first state appearance since 1996. Memphis Central with all the chaos in the offseason shrugs it off and advances for the first time since Jimmy Adams was at the helm, Coach Applewhite has these kids playing the best ball of the season and Andre Applewhite should of been a Mr. Basketball candidate regardless if TSSAA didn't nominate him. One more thing they were not even ranked all season until this past week by the Hoopers staff and we will be the first to say they did big boy things over there to overcome and mature big time.  Mitchell after a 4 year hiatus returns to state with impressive wins down the stretch and the Most Improved Team of the year after just winning 2 games last year and winning over 20 clips this year, mmmm I wonder whose to blame, point the finger or bottom line just %(*&^ up!!!!!

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera 


Recap 12-26-2011

Hoopers Top Ten stayed the same pretty much with CBHS and Briarcrest changing spots. Trezevant entering the poll for the first time in Hoopers history since 1999. Ridgeway kept the number 1 slot and teams are very precautious in their scheduling this year.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Recap 12-16-2011

Simeon Career Academy visited Brighton and proved why they are ranked number 1 in the ESPN high school rankings with an solid outing against the Cardinals.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Recap 12-15-2011

Area News 12-14-11:               Overton upends Craigmont 73-69 and at one time had over a 25 point lead in the second quarter. Craigmont didn't look like a ball club that will advance far in postseason action.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Recap 12-14-2011

Area surprise teams are Trezevant with the leading scorer in the city in Tyrone Wootten, this kid is smooth on offense and hard nose young man. CBHS with Coach Luckett doing what he does every year in and year out. have these young men believe in his system hands down. The purple wave snuck by me this year because the Hoopers staff usually has them on the radar but for whatever reason they are for real.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera



Below are 12 Division 1 coaches waiting on Thaddeus Young's college decision and you see why right above this caption.






White Station @ Melrose

       Recap 3-20-2010

White Station (70)  @ Melrose (75)                                            Box Score

       In 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 Chris Jones (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 called upon. Jones 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 scored.  Adonis Thomas 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 signee Nate Rucker 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 Joe Jackson (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 Julian Burton (12 points on 50% shooting and 3-3 from long range). White Station William Woodfork and Rodriguez Tucker 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  Jones snubbing out the effort and with Thomas in the wing.

Key Points of The Game: White Station Andre Hollins and Nino Johnson scoring only 4 points each. At least Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds in the cause respectively. Chris Jones awesome free throw shooting down the stretch and the entire game.

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera                          Posted 3-13-10 7:02 p.m.





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Mitchell High School 2003 led by Thaddeus Young 
MemphisHoopers.com 17's (final four losing to Eric Bledsoe of (Birmingham Ice) at Battle on the Bluff 2008 at University of Memphis. Reginald Buckner led the Hoopers

MemphisHoopers.com in Houston at Kingswood Classic 2005

DeSean Dockery 2013 Gulf Coast Hoop Fest
Jewon Long (Liberty Tech - Murray St.) 2004

Jemerio Jones in Las Vegas at Big Foot Hoops.

Jarvis Sullivan   Westwood


Old School Photo:n> MemphisHoopers.com 17's at Las Vegas in 2006.


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Class of 2006 is gone and another class with that type of  nationwide clout will be another 10 - 15 years in the making.

Terico White (Ole Miss)