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The Lighthouse has teamed up with the Grind Session to bring the best talent in the country to MS for this two day event. How many future NBA players will take the court in Corinth this weekend? It will be more than a dozen NBA’ers in my opinion. There might even be several future #1 draft picks. How many State Champs will be in Corinth this weekend? Could the eventual National Champions be playing? What a better way to spend Black Friday than in a cozy gym resting and watching top notch high school basketball instead of fighting crowds in the mall and shopping centers.

Team and player preview

Friday November 25

Alcorn Central vs Houlka

9:00 The local Bears will face a very good Houlka team in the opening game.

Alcorn Central (0-5)

Jay Coln 5-11 2018 G

Gage Porterfield 6-2 2018 F

Houlka (2-2)

22-10 last season #94 in MS by MaxPreps

#7 in 1A

lost in 1A semifinal

Ma’Darius Hobson 6-2 2018 G/F 24 ppg, 10 rpg, 2 apg, 2 spg, 2 bpg, 76% ft

Keshun Buchanan 6-0 2018 F 12 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg

Smoody Turner 5-8 2018 G 9 ppg, 3 rpg, 4 apg, 4 spg

DaShun Berry 6-0 2020 G 6 ppg, 3 rpg

Biggersville vs Ripley

10:30 1A contender and 4A contender go at it in a local contest. See two of NE MS best guards play against each other in Devonte Spears and Dewayne Cox.

Biggersville (1-0)

16-13 last season

lost in 1A quarterfinal

Devonte Spears 6-1 2018 G

Greg Robinson 6-7 2017 F/C

Jordan Strickland 5-7 2017 G

Ripley (4-0)

23-7 last season

#55 in MS by MaxPreps

Dewayne Cox 6-1 2017 G

Jamontae Cox 6-3 2017 C

Cole Rodgers 6-1 2017 G

Iverson Smith 5-10 2018 G

Columbus vs Southwind (Memphis,TN)

12:00 We have a NE MS vs Memphis matchup.

Columbus (3-2)

25-6 last season

MaxPreps #1 in MS

MaxPreps #98 in nation

6A State Champs

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason MS #1

Robert Woodard 6-6 2018 G/F 

#1 Southwind (0-0)

MaxPreps #40 in TN last season

Carlos Marshall 6-6 2017 SF

Mark Freeman 5-1 2018 G

Robert Boyd 6-6 2017 F

Kameron Jones 6-8 2019

Albin Abston 6-3 2018 G/F

Khamall Davis

Velma Jackson vs Spain Park (Hoover, AL)

1:30 Nick Weatherspoon vs Jamal Johnson

Velma Jackson (1-2)

MaxPreps Arny National Guard Preseason #5 in MS

MaxPreps #8 in MS last season

27-5 last season losing in state semifinal

Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 2017 G 26 ppg, 7 rpg, 5 apg, 3 spg, 3 3pg

Robert Kendrick 6-2 2018 PG 7 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg

Brandon Weatherspoon 6-4 2019 G/F 6 ppg, 4 rpg

Kiryne Jobe 6-0 2018 SG 8 ppg , 4 rpg

David Brown 6-4 2019 F/C 6 ppg, 7 rpg

Jamuel Brooks 6-4 2017 SF 3 ppg, 6 rpg

Spain Park (2-1)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason #3 in AL

25-10 last season losing in 7A semifinal

MaxPreps #3 in AL

Jamal Johnson 6-4 2017 G

Ronald Fortson 6-7 2017 C

Gordie Stewart 6-5 2017 G/F

Parker Boswell 5-11 2019 PG

Trey Johnson 6-2 2019 G/F

Jemison (Huntsville, AL) vs Cordova (Cordova, TN)

3:00 This could be a matchup of future top 25 national teams.

Jemison (3-0)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason AL #2

29-5 last season

5A State Champs

MaxPreps AL #2

John Petty 6-7 2017 G/F 

Devonte Lanier 6-7 2017 F/C

Brandon Crosby 5-8 2017 PG

Brandon Nicholas 6-2 2019 G

Cordova (1-0)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason TN #3

30-4 last season

lost to #3 ranked team in nation in AAA state finals by 4 points

MaxPreps #3 in TN last season

MaxPreps #2 in TN AAA last season

MaxPreps #60 in nation last season

Tyler Harris 5-10 2018

Blake Williams 5-11 2017

Rogerick Brown 6-7 2018

New Hope vs Chalmette (Chalmette, LA)

4:30 MS 5A contender gets a chance to put it’s size up against a top 10 player in the country

New Hope (2-2)

18-11 last season

MaxPreps #41 in MS last season

Terryonte Thomas 6-4 2017 G

Andrew Junkin 7-0 2018 C

Kyree Fields 6-1 2018 G

JaQuante Bell 6-5 2017 F

Tyler Stevenson 6-7 2018 F

Chalmette (2-0)

23-8 last season

MaxPreps #31 in LA

Mitchell Robinson 7-0 2017 PF 24 ppg, 11 rpg, 3 spg, 6 bpg

Carlton Campbell 5-8 2017 PG 14 ppg, 5 rpg, 8 apg, 6 spg

Glenshaw Amos 6-1 2017 SG 17 ppg, 8 rpg, 4 apg, 3 spg

Larry Bentley 6-4 2017 PF 13 ppg, 6 rpg 

Josh Williams 5-10 2017 G 12 ppg, 2 apg

Marlon Decoud 5-8 2017 PG 2 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg, 3 spg

Laterrel Hill 6-2 2017 PF6 rpg

Lighthouse Prep Challenge Semifinal #1

Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga, TN) vs Tech Academy (CANADA)

6:30 National rankings will be affected by the Lighthouse Prep Challenge.

Hamilton Heights (1-1)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason TN #2

MaxPreps Preseason Indepentent Top 10 #5 in nation

Play on ESPN on December 1

27-3 last season

Xcellent 25 #19 in nation last season

MaxPreps #38 in nation

MaxPreps #2 in TN

Nickeil Aleander-Walker 6-5 2017 G

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6-5 2017 G

Jason Jitoboh 6-10 2019 C 

C.J. Massengill 6-1 2017 G

Issa Samake 6-7 2019 F

Therren Shelton-Szmidt 6-5 2017 G

Kaosi Ezeagu 6-10 2018 C

Tre Edwards 6-6 2019 G/F

Wheza Panzo 6-6 2019 G/F

Silas Adheke 6-8 2017

Mahamadou Diawara 6-9 2019 C 

Tech Academy

#1 ranked team in Canada by North Pole Hoops

Makur Maker 6-11 2019

Matur Maker 6-9 2017

Shakwon Barrett 6-4 2017

Corinth vs Forest Hill

7:30 4A contender goes up against 6A contender

Corinth (2-0)

29-2 last season

4A State Champs

MaxPreps MS #2

Tada Stricklen 6-0 2018 SG

JonDarius Warren 6-0 2018 G

Forest Hill (4-0)

MaxPreps #28 in MS last season

 Ladarius Marshall 6-7 2018 F

Arthur Johnson 6-1 2017

Lighthouse Prep Challenge Semifinal #2

Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ) vs Tennessee Preparatory Academy (Memphis, TN)

9:00 Future #1 draft pick against a group of trees.

Hillcrest Prep (0-0)

DeAndre Ayton 7-0 2017 C

Alfred Hollins 6-4 2017

Josh Green 6-5 2019

Tennessee Preparatory Academy (3-1)

22-7 last season

MaxPreps #26 in TN

Tanner McFarlane 5-11 2017 PG

William Mangum 6-8 2017 SF

Shawn Polloack 6-8 2017 SF

Christopher Sodom 7-3 2017 C

Saturday November 26

Kossuth vs Fayette Ware (Somerville, TN)

9:30 Local Aggies take on an out-of-state challenge

Kossuth (2-1)

Kennedy Dye 5-11 2017 G

TJ Essary 6-3 2017 F

Dylan Mercer 6-1 2018 F

Fayette Ware (0-2)

25-9 last season

lost in Division I Class AA semifinal

MaxPreps #31 in TN last season

MaxPreps #6 in AA last season

DJ Jackson 6-5 2017

Ashland vs Okolona

11:00 This could be the best game of the Lighthouse. 1A contender and 2A contender.

Ashland (3-0)

26-7 last season

1A State Champs

MaxPreps #19 in MS last season

DeAnthony Tipler 5-11 2018 G 19 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg, 75% ft

Rodriquez Reaves 5-11 2018 G 10 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg

Ocquavion Agyekum 6-1 2018 F 15 ppg, 8 rpg

Richard Brooks 6-0 2017 G/F 10 ppg, 6 rpg

Jamarqus Everett 5-9 2018 PG 8 ppg

Zion Elliott 6-0 2017 F/C 6 ppg, 4 rpg

JuWan Martin 5-10 2017 F/C4 rpg

Okolona (3-1)

24-7 last season

MaxPreps #49 in MS last year

MaxPreps #5 in 2A last year

Ladarrius Spears 6-7 2018 F/C

Cameron Smith 6-6 2018 G/F

Jaylon Bailey 6-0 2018 G

Jacorrius Stanfield 5-7 2019 PG

Forest Hill vs Chalmette (Chalmette, LA)

12:30 Matchup of Ladarius Marshall and Mitchell Robinson.

Forest Hill (4-0)

MaxPreps #28 in MS last season

 Ladarius Marshall 6-7 2018 F

Arthur Johnson 6-1 2017

Chalmette (2-0)

23-8 last season

MaxPreps #31 in LA

Mitchell Robinson 7-0 2017 PF 24 ppg, 11 rpg, 3 spg, 6 bpg

Carlton Campbell 5-8 2017 PG 14 ppg, 5 rpg, 8 apg, 6 spg

Glenshaw Amos 6-1 2017 SG 17 ppg, 8 rpg, 4 apg, 3 spg

Larry Bentley 6-4 2017 PF 13 ppg, 6 rpg 

Josh Williams 5-10 2017 G 12 ppg, 2 apg

Marlon Decoud 5-8 2017 PG 2 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg, 3 spg

Laterrel Hill 6-2 2017 PF6 rpg

Lighthouse Prep Challenge

2:00 Consolation Game

3:30 Championship Game

Columbus vs Spain Park (AL)

5:00 Robert Woodard vs Jamal Johnson

Columbus (3-2)

25-6 last season

MaxPreps #1 in MS

MaxPreps #98 in nation

6A State Champs

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason MS #1

Robert Woodard 6-6 2018 G/F 

Spain Park (2-1)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason #3 in AL

25-10 last season losing in 7A semifinal

MaxPreps #3 in AL

Jamal Johnson 6-4 2017 G

Ronald Fortson 6-7 2017 C

Gordie Stewart 6-5 2017 G/F

Parker Boswell 5-11 2019 PG

Trey Johnson 6-2 2019 G/F

Jemison (Huntsville, AL) vs Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA)

5:00 Could be the best 1 on 1 of the event with John Petty and Wendell Carter

Jemison (3-0)

MaxPreps Army National Guard Preseason AL #2

29-5 last season

5A State Champs

MaxPreps AL #2

John Petty 6-7 2017 G/F

Devonte Lanier 6-7 2017 F/C

Brandon Crosby 5-8 2017 PG

Brandon Nicholas 6-2 2019 G

Pace Academy (0-0)

21-10 last season

GA AA State Champs

MaxPreps #24 in GA last year

Wendell Carter Jr 6-10 2017 PF

Isaiah Kelly 6-7 2018

Kyle Sturdivant 6-2 2019

Corinth vs Velma Jackson

8:00 4A contender vs 3A contender

Corinth (2-0)

29-2 last season

4A State Champs

MaxPreps MS #2

Tada Stricklen 6-0 2018 SG

JonDarius Warren 6-0 2018 G

Velma Jackson (1-2)

MaxPreps Arny National Guard Preseason #5 in MS

MaxPreps #8 in MS last season

27-5 last season losing in state semifinal

Nikolas Weatherspoon 6-2 2017 G 26 ppg, 7 rpg, 5 apg, 3 spg, 3 3pg

Robert Kendrick 6-2 2018 PG 7 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg

Brandon Weatherspoon 6-4 2019 G/F 6 ppg, 4 rpg

Kiryne Jobe 6-0 2018 SG 8 ppg , 4 rpg

David Brown 6-4 2019 F/C 6 ppg, 7 rpg

Jamuel Brooks 6-4 2017 SF 3 ppg, 6 rpg


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