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Class AAA, Region 7, District 15
Record: 13-1 (2-0)
  Principal Susan Vaughn  Shelby County
7900 East Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38125





Peyton Hulsey @ Southwind in 2012 (David Lipscomb signee)
















            SOUTHWIND 2012-2013                      

         The Jaguars in their full fifth season of competition in TSSAA Division AAA garner another strong senior core (9 seniors accordingly) team with three players already committing to Division 1 schools respectively. Southwind is presently ranked 12th nationally in ESPN National Power Rankings and a state tournament appearance will not just be acceptable but a championship gold ball is the goal. The last three years teams were extremely talented with postseason action not so Jaguar friendly and that run will fall off after this year slightly but with a school enrollment of over 1,700 students, you never know what might pop up in numbers.

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        Senior Jonathan Williams (6'8 - 200 lbs. espn # 37- Missouri commit) versatile play will help lead a very strong senior group that consist of many important parts to advance far in postseason action. Williams has improved his shooting from the outside and mid range but his rebounding has been a major plus improving ten fold. Senior offensive prowess Jujuan Johnson (6'4 - 175 lbs. espn # 64- Marquette commit) is a true scorer with an awesome jumper from all over the court in any situation brought before him and his drives to the goal are as good as anyone in the country.

Jujuan Johnson


        Another senior who had an extremely great summer circuit season was Payton Hulsey (6'5 - 180 lbs. rivals #- David Lipscomb commit) who played the point guard in several tournaments and did exceptionally well. His stalwart frame with great court vision and Hulsey can nail down the shot from anywhere on the court when called on. Another attribute that he displayed this summer  was he is one of the best rebounding guards Hoopers staff has seen from Memphis in a while with his basketball IQ very high in a patient but ready at anytime mode. Senior teammate Dockie Johnson (6'4 - 175 lbs. rivals #) all around overall play is very helpful playing multiple positions with his aggressive style of play. Johnson seems to always be in the mix with loose balls, rebounds around the rim, and all other hustle plays of sort.


       Senior Dre Sean Looney (6'0 - 165 lbs. rivals #) will play in the deep rotation the Jaguars possess in the guard spot with his aggressive play also. Another senior that will play valuable minutes at the guard with good experience is Kedran Moore (5'10 - 160 lbs. rivals #) plus his nifty handling of the ball and his court decisions have improved vastly. A senior that grew 5 inches over the summer in strong form will contribute against teams with very good big men helping bolster the middle at the same time is Jamie Ervin (6'6 - 205 lbs. rivals #). Coach Edwards definitely has plenty of interchangeable parts in his deep and athletic rotation and can throw many different scenarios and defend what other teams throw at the Jaguars at game time.

      When you have several marquee players like Williams and Johnson who played on the summer circuit with Nike EYBYL participant Bluff City Legends formerly YOMCA. Especially in front of tournament director representatives from the biggest tournaments in the country during the high school basketball season. The Jaguars start off with the Rumble on the Ridge in Forrest City Arkansas then the Bid Deal Classic where they are pitted against Mississippi powerhouse Provine out of Jackson, Mississippi. Then the Jaguars are off to the nationally heralded early season high school event The Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton County, Kentucky November 30-December 1, 2012. Southwind will play against nationally top ten ranked Oak Hill Academy. The largest tournament of the high school basketball season, The City of Palms Tournament in Ft. Myers, Florida from December 18-22, 2012 fields the best teams from around the country and this year is no exception with Top Ten Julius Randle one of their first opponents. In January they stay home with the ARS/Penny Hardaway Classic January 10-12 with the first two games at Dyer County and the last day at White Station High School. 

     Junior Torry Henry (6'1 - 180 lbs. rivals #) will get opportunities at the guard spot in certain slots during the season and his athletic ability will be definitely a plus. Juniors David Garnett (6'3 - 185 lbs. rivals #) and Mieran Mardy (6'3 - 185 lbs. rivals #) will get opportunities early in the season with their great overall  basketball play and before it's over will be a great players in the makings.

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


Recap 12-10-2012


Jonathan Williams 6'8 Missouri
JuJuan Johnson 6'4 Marquette
Payton Hulsey 6'5 David Lipscomb
Dockie Johnson 6'5 Senior
Kedranan Moore 5'10 Senior
Jamie Ervin 6'6 Senior
Jockery Johnson 6'5 Senior
Mieran Mardy 6'0 Junior
David Garnett 6'3 Junior
Torry Henry 6'1 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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