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Record: 7-1 (0-0)
      Principal Eric Harris    Shelby County
3206 Poplar
Memphis, TN 38111

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        EAST 2011-2012 

                 Defending 2011 TSSAA State Champions                      


     First year coach Sam Bachelor and one of the rising young coaches in the city takes over a program with a lot of history and prestige respectively. Coach Bachelor inherits an awesome group of young men and for the first time since the 2005 they are pegged favorites to win their respected district which in the Hoopers eyes is the toughest in the state hands down. What coach would not like to take over a group of athletes like this as for a first year coach. East has always produced some of the best athletes from neighboring communities in basketball and football. East will field a very balanced team and with a bench that they didn't possess last year plus one of the top freshmen in the country in Keelon Lawson jr. (6'6- 180 lbs. rivals #10) and this young man is going to be special in a short time. Junior Nick King (6'7- 215 lbs. rivals #15) had an tremendous summer on the circuit elevating his game and rankings at the same time. His in and outside play will give other teams major matchup problems plus his good rebounding defensively and offensively to go along with an much improved jump shot.

     One of the best point guards in the city in senior Alex Anderson (6'0 - 170 lbs., rivals #) whom has the overall package respectively with great ball handling, mid and long range jump shooting, captain skills to name a few of the attributes. Another senior who committed to Kent State is senior Ervin Morris (6'5 - 190 lbs., rivals #)  versatile play all over the court plus this young man can nail the long jumper with relatively ease all over the court.

     Junior Matthew Butler (6'3 - 190 lbs., rivals #) has showed he can score and can do it very proficiently. Butler will be counted on all season long according. Senior transfer from City university Jalen Selmon (5'10 - 175 lbs., rivals #) will surprise many onlookers as the season progresses and might take over as the better point guard but we will and see.

    The Mustangs took part in the Martin Luther King Tournament right before Thanksgiving at Melrose High School where they defeated Melrose for the championship. Memphis East will participate in the annual Memphis-Atlanta Classic which was held in Atlanta for the first three years of it's existence and this year will be the first time the event will be held in Memphis and will be played at MUS. The Mustangs will travel to MSU and play in the Travis Outlaw Christmas Tournament December 28-30. They will finish the non district schedule with a matchup against Out savior New America Prep out of Nevada.  


6 TSSAA State Championship 

    Another young player that will be vying for some major playing time is freshman Donte Fitzpatrick (6'3 - 160 lbs., rivals #). Senior Nick Wilson (6'3 - 185 lbs., rivals #) is pegged as the defensive stopper and is a hard nose blue collar worker.

College Coaches: Diamond in the Rough Team with legitimate off the radar prospects, (college coaches click here).

Recap 12-15-2011

By Staff Writer Harold Rivera


Alex Anderson 5'10 Senior
Ervin Morris 6'5 Senior
Nick Wilson 6'3 Senior
Jalen Selmon 5'10 Senior
Nic King 6'7 Junior
Matthew Butler 6'3 Junior
Keelon Lawson Jr. 6'6 Freshman
Donte Fitzpatrick 6'3 Freshman



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Recap 8-25-2005


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 studded squad.

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 land.

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 Kemp
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 endeavors, nothing.

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 shoe camps.

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 bright.

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 Atlanta.

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 note.

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 success.

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 the
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 is




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