MHSAA Boys State Tournament Review

MHSAA Boys State Tournament Review

MHSAA State Tournament Notes

First of all I would like to thank Don Hinton, Rickey Neaves, Todd Kelly and Mary Mitchell with the MHSAA for allowing me to cover this great event. I would also like to thank Chris Brooks and Greg Morgan for doing an amazing job of providing stats for each game. I really enjoyed meeting all the Coaches and players in Jackson. I enjoyed spending time with other media picking their brains on teams and players. As always I enjoy meeting new people. Bam and Pam McCord made their 25th state title appearance in a row. I sure hope to catch up with them at the Gulf Coast All-Star Game. What a joy and passion they have for our sport.

Most of all I would like to thank my wife, Katie. She allowed me to stay in Jackson the entire tournament, only seeing her and my kids a few times. She kept everything in check so I could cover the tournament. I am grateful that she understands the bigger picture of helping people.

The following awards are for the overall state tournament, all classes and all rounds.


MagnoliaHoops MHSAA Game of the Tournament

Corinth vs McComb


MagnoliaHoops Coach of the Tournament

This award goes to the Coach that made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) at the MHSAA Boys State Tournament

John Allen Darnell

Kemper County


MagnoliaHoops Top 5 Teams

The teams that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) at the MHSAA Boys State Tournament

Columbus

Corinth

Laurel

Starkville

McComb

The Next 5

Tupelo

Meridian

West Tallahatchie

Clarksdale

Saltillo


MagnoliaHoops Head of the Class

The players, by grade, that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) at the MHSAA Boys State Tournament

Fr: Jaylon Shepard 6-3 G/F Newton

So: Madarius Hobson 6-0 F Houlka

Jr: Matt Dale 6-6 F/C Kemper County

Sr: Brian “Scooter” Halums 6-4 G/F Simmons


MagnoliaHoops Starting 5

The 5 players that had the best day or made the best impression (on me or the contributors of MagnoliaHoops) at the MHSAA Boys Sate Tournament. (These are mostly stat based)

All-Tournament 1st Team

1. Brian “Scooter” Halums 6-4 G/F Sr Simmons

2. Rocquis “Pootie” Coleman 5-9 PG Sr Shannon

3. Tyius Jennings 5-10 G Sr Calhoun City

4. Madarius Hobson 6-0 F So Houlka

5. Ladavious Draine 6-4 G/F Jr Calhoun City

All Tournament 2nd Team

Next 5

1. Felix Hayes 6-3 F Jr Baldwyn

2. Matt Dale 6-6 F/C Jr Kemper County

3. Antares Gwyn 6-2 F Sr Corinth

4. Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 G Jr Velma Jackson

5. Taze Moore 6-5 G Sr Southaven


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