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Record: 12-2 (2-0)
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       GERMANTOWN 2009-2010                                                      

     The most talented team Germantown has had in memory is going to be a major factor in District 14 AAA. A new member after changing districts and with Raleigh Egypt not strong as years past. Germantown will battle for district honors against Craigmont being their top opponent until they get to Regionals which will be at Central this year. Former University of Southern Mississippi player, Coach Mealer in his 4th season at Germantown has a senior oriented team with all the parts to go to the TSSAA State Tournament seriously. They have size in 6'8 seniors Steven Johnson and Jordan Hulsey (diamond in the rough). Guard play will be exceptionally  well with seniors Todd Mayo (6'3 - 190 lbs.) and Jeff Johnson (6'2 - 180 lbs.) running the 1 and 2 spots respectively. Both of them will make the loss of last years top scorer Ian Clark (UT Martin) an easy transition. Minnesota commitment Austin Hollins (6'4 - 195 lbs.) versatile play will be a major problem matchup for opponents and will be just another offensive tool the Red Devils will possess.

      December will be a very busy month for the Red Devils as they will participate in three December functions. They want to be battle tested going into postseason tournament play and if they play their cards right, they can reserve a ride to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Germantown will play in the Arlington Turkey Shootout as their first tournament of the year. December 5th they will play Wheeler High School from Georgia whom have highly ranked player of their own in Perry Harlow at the Fed Ex Forum. Then they will travel to Monroe, Louisiana for the West Monroe Banks South Christmas Classic. That type of schedule the Red Devils have early in the year will pay major dividends later in the year ten fold. 

      Senior transfer Christian Clark (6'5 - (diamond in the rough) from Olive Branch, Mississippi will contribute enormously with his strong inside play and rebounding. This is Germantown's best chance to advance in postseason action and with this team being highly talented to going 9-10 deep off the bench. They need to take the advantage to heart because coach Mealer has got all the pieces and done a tremendous job setting the tough schedule and personnel in place.

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

 

Recap 11-10-2009

Players:

Todd Mayo 6'3 Senior
Austin Hollins 6'4 Senior
Jeff Johnson 6'2 Senior
Steven Johnson 6'8 Senior
Jordan Hulsey 6'8 Senior
Christian Clark 6'5 Senior
Jordan Willett 6'2 Senior
Tre Snyder 6'5 Sophomore
Jackson Padgett 6'1 Sophomore
Jacques Banks 5'10 Sophomore
     
     
     
     

 

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Recap 8-25-2005

BY : ANDRE WHITEHEAD OF TENNESSEE PREP HOOPS

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
rolling.

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
unclear.
 

BY : ANDRE WHITEHEAD OF TENNESSEE PREP HOOPS

 

 
 

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