Class AA, Region 7,
Record: 0-0 (0-0) Principal Peggy Dodds
1000 West Main
Newbern, TN 38059
DYER COUNTY 2012-2013
With twenty four years of
coaching under his belt, the last seven years at Dyer
County. Coach McCord
has recorded 6 straight district championships and 3
regional crowns at the same time in a short period of
time. Last year he graduated seven seniors with
going to Walters State.John Hudson
going to Division 2
in Searcy, Arkansas on a four year deal accordingly.
has another strong senior class and definitely has the
best player to ever come thru any of his programs with
(6'5 - 190 lbs.,rivals #12).
A very exceptional summer on the circuit with
has propelled this young man to another level. His
outside shooting is as good as anyone in the country
with his exceptional athletic ability and strong flashes
to the goal with above the rim finishes. With every
school in the SEC
already offering plus the like of Duke,
and many more, this young man will lead the Choctaws
LaMarcus Mosely (6'2 - 180 lbs., rivals #)
is a high jumper that will play a lot and will
capitalize around the middle capturing all loose balls
from around the rim. Senior Jamaal Ahmad
(6'3 - 185 lbs., rivals #)
is another great athlete who can play every position in
aggressive form notching major minutes all season
long. Junior Malik Pugh
(6'0 - 175 lbs., rivals #)
will run the point guard and runs the position in strong
fashion. Solid ball handling and good outside
shooting from Pugh. As he pairs up with senior
(5'11 - 185 lbs., rivals #)
high flying ability will make it tough for other team
guard matchups with Hubbs as one of the
best options to deliver the ball with many assists in
the makings throughout the entire basketball season.
will host for the first time the Penny Hardaway
10-11, 2013 and with teams from Ft. Walton
Findlay Prepfrom Las Vegas
County to name a
few respectively. A major boost for the city of Newbern,
Tennessee with it's great basketball fan base that makes
it seem as if you are in Knoxville, Tennessee with all
the orange faithful. December 1, 2012 they host Greene County
on a Saturday game day in early season action. They also
participate in the
Lions Club Holiday Tournament
at UT Martin
on December 27, 28, and 29, 2012 which will be right up
the road for their thunderous Choctaw
fans. Findlay Prep
Senior Paul Jones
(6'4 - 290 lbs., rivals #)
will bang in the middle with the best with his bulky
strong build and left hand which will be a task to
handle for any team. Another senior that will provide
valuable minutes on the floor is Bubba Bostic (6'0 - 180 lbs.,
who has a very high basketball IQ.
Coaches:Diamond in the Rough Team with legitimate off the
(college coaches click here).
It was the best
of times, it was the worst of times. I think there is a
book that starts off that way, but I digress.
The anticipation of the upcoming AAU or summer campaign
was alive and kicking all over the country in May of
2005, especially in Memphis.
The expectations seemed enormous, having finished second
in the 17 and under nationals last season as 16's the
Memphis YOMCA seemed primed for the ultimate run.
Something happened on the way to the gym.
It was apparent the Bluff City faithful were not the
only parties interested in getting a piece of the star
Adidas wanted to get a foothold in the ever burgeoning
Memphis hoop scene and this seemed to be the initial
move to start this particular ball
So the YOMCA was no longer in the loop and the Memphis
Pump-N-Run were officially born.
Taking a peek at the roster one could not blame Adidas
for their bold move. Thaddeus Young, Willie Kemp, Wayne
Chism, Pierre Niles and Brandon Powell made up a nucleus
that would surely lead Team Memphis to the promised
The summer campaign started with a most interesting
scenario as the "PNR" lost a game to the Mid-State
Ballerz, who ironically had Willie Kemp running the
show. This was an illusion that would soon change, as
shortly thereafter joined the PNR.
With all their ducks in a row, the PNR set out to
establish themselves and put a benchmark on the national
attention that would follow.
The Real Deal on the Hill, the first major tournament of
the summer that coaches could attend. The pundits pined
for the impending matchup between Team Memphis and the
defending mythical goliath The Indy Spiece Heat. The
Heat were led by the consensus top player in the class
Greg Oden and numerous other high level prospects who
could actually match the
PNR with name recognition.
The reputation was established and the aura of the PNR
was created as the boys from Memphis soundly defeated
the Heat and made a huge cry across the land as the best
summer squad in existence.
Another funny thing happened on the way to their future
For some inexplicable reason the PNR did not suit up for
any of the Memorial Day festivities and was sparsely
seen until the Adidas Super 64 in Atlanta, following the
The aforementioned players participated in various high
level exposure camps and the three major shoe camps and
kept their names on the tongues of coaches nationwide.
After achieving individual success at these various
camps, the boys got back together with the purpose of
putting the finishing touches on a grand and final run
through the top programs the country had to offer. They
added Ridgeway jumping jack Ernest Fields and ECS
powerhouse Tim Johnson to the fold and things looked
Once again a funny thing happened on the way to the gym.
The time off and the lack of continuity played havoc on
the chemistry of the PNR and they bowed out early in
Heading to Las Vegas for the final big time event of the
summer, the PNR seemed poised and ready to achieve.
After dominating pool play the lack of chemistry once
again reared it's ugly head and some resentment among
the players seemed to end this summer campaign on a sour
This team had the potential to be one of the best of all
time. It is truly unclear what precipitated these events
that grounded this team for much of the latter portion
of May and June, but it truly had it's effect on their
None the less these kids are part of the best class of
seniors to dot the Tennessee landscape in many years.
The decision to completely disassociate themselves with
organization that they grew up playing for in retrospect
now seems like a mistake. The YOMCA will continue on
with quality younger teams and what to make of the
Adidas affiliation with the Bluff City at this juncture