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       MELROSE 2006-2007                                                      

     Everyone knows Melrose is a football school and for the last 4 years has had some mediocre basketball. Before then Melrose was a force in basketball but now every other opponent picks this game as a sure win for the visitors. First year Coach Jermaine Johnson has brought back the spirit of basketball to Melrose. I know Melrose in the recent future has been known for football but it's heart line and star power is from basketball hands down. His assistants will contribute tremendously with veteran assistant Nathen Ervin from powerhouse Mitchell High School and local summer program icon MemphisHoopers.com summer squad. Assistant Daryl Wiggins is a major contributor and motivator respectively.

      One of the top 3 freshmen recruiting classes in the state and ranks high nationally. Led by freshmen phenom Adonis Thomas (6'5 - 200 lbs., diamond in the rough) who is going to be very special. Other freshmen of interest are Telvin Wilkerson (6'3 - 190 lbs.), Quentin Lowe (6'5 - 175 lbs.),  Chris Jones (5'10 - 165 lbs.).

      Senior Courtney Pittman and Jamrcus Toney will contribute enormously after they come off the football field. Senior Chris Mason will notch big minutes throughout the season. Junior Antoine Oakley (6'4 - 180 lbs.) has major potential also.        

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


Recap 11-17-2007


Chris Mason 6'2 Senior
Courtney Pittman 6'2 Senior
Jamrcus Toney 6'1 Senior
Rashawn Freeman 6'0 Senior
Adonis Thomas 6'4 Freshman
Telvin Wilkerson 6'3 Freshman
Chris Jones 5'8 Freshman
Quentin Lowe 6'5 Freshman
Antoine Oakley 6'4 Junior


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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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