2018 11th Annual Rumble in the South Report

2018 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi 11th Annual Rumble in the South

The ARC at St. Andrew’s HS

Ridgeland, MS

The ARC at St. Andrew’s HS

img_3411-2img_3649-3img_3648-2This years Rumble in the South was one of the best ever. Top teams and talent from MS inside a great facility. The atmosphere was electric and intense. I would like to thank Marc Rowe, Thandi Wade and Rumble staff for the hours and effort that was put into making this Rumble one of the best ever. Let’s look at the checklist to see how this event compares to being a slam dunk event.

  1. College Coaches seating area. Check. And the Coaches seats were full the entire day. That’s the most amount of D1 Coaches I’ve seen at an event, probably ever, in MS. Big plus for getting the Coaches in and taking care of them.
  2. Media working area. Check. A media/hospitality room was for provided plenty of space for media to make the deadlines. Media tables set up court side for media to have a great view of the action. They also provided stats for every game.
  3. Hospitality room. Check. Catering was provided at this event for Coaches and media/
  4. Program with rosters. Check. Perfect set up in the program.
  5. Access to players. Check. Players were easily attainable for Coaches and media.
  6. Game MVP’S. Check.
  7. Enjoyment factor for the fans. Check and not check. Depends on what you call enjoyable. I would’ve enjoyed being in the stands and the environment if I were not working. I’ve heard some grumbling over not enough room for all the fans. I guess it’s a personal enjoyment factor.

Monday January 15, 2018

#49 MS St. Joseph Catholic Bruins 14-6 (2A Madison, MS) 68

#79 MS Jackson Academy Raiders 8-8 (MAIS 4A Jackson, MS) 66

Two big performances to kick off the Rumble by 2 D1 players. Gabe Watson (6-2 ’18 PG Madison St. Joe/Southern Miss 27 pts 2 3’s 5-7 ft 7 reb 5 ast 4 st) and Michael Barber (6-8 ’18 G/F Jackson Academy 25 pts 11-14 ft 14 reb 5 ast 5 blk 2 st) set the tone for the day and put on a show for the near capacity crowd.

St. Joe (traveled 4 miles)

’18’s

Hayden Brice 6-4 F 3 pts 4 reb

Trey Frierson 6-0 G 7 pts 2 reb

Nicholas Bouldin 6-1 SF 6 pts 5 reb 2 st

Cameron Watson 6-2 F/C 4 reb

’19’s

Douglas Watson 5-9 G 13 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast

Kiland Harrison 5-11 G 2 reb

’20’s

Grayson Foley 6-6 PF 10 pts 4-4 ft 8 reb

Jackson Academy (traveled 6 miles)

’18’s

TJ Smith 6-0 G 14 pts 5-7 fg 3 3’s 5 reb

’19’s

Walker Pedigo 6-3 C 5 pts 4 reb

’20’s

TJ Montgomery 5-7 PG 4 pts 4 reb 8 ast 2 st

Wenton Walker 6-3 F 10 pts 4-6 fg 2 3’s 5 reb

Henry Lee 5-11 G 8 pts 2 3’s 2 reb

MVP

Gabe Watson

6-2 ’18 PG

Madison St. Joseph

Southern Miss

27 pts 2 3’s 5-7 ft 7 reb 5 ast 4 st

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#38 MS Murrah Mustangs 7-9 (6A Jackson, MS) 55

#23 MS Cleveland Central Wolves 13-5 (5A Cleveland, MS) 50

Damien “Diggy” Dear (6-2 ’18 G Murrah 27 pts 5-6 ft 7 reb 6 st) made the best of his playing time in front of several D1 and JUCO Coaches. His monster game helped his team get the victory.

Murrah (traveled 10 miles)

’18’s

Xavius Smith 6-3 G 10 pts 4-6 ft 6 reb 3 st

Patrick Wigley 5-10 G 4 pts 2 reb

Kendal Jackson 6-2 G 3 reb

’19’s

Camron Drake 6-5 G 5 reb

’21’s

Jamaal Esco 5-11 G 11 pts 5-6 fg 3 reb 4 ast 3 st

Joseph Dupree 6-5 F/C 3 pts 6 reb

Cleveland Central (traveled 120 miles)

’18’s

Edward Duvall Jr 6-3 5 reb 5 ast

Tyler Williams 6-6 SF 4 pts 3 ast

Peyton Taylor 6-4 PG 10 pts 3 reb

Quintiyus “Q” Causey 5-9 PG 20 pts 4 3’s 5 reb 2 ast

Kamarian “KayJay” Williams 6-8 F 12 pts 4-4 ft 8 reb 2 blk

’19’s

Leroy Cotton III 6-4 PG 5 reb

MVP

Damien “Diggy” Dear

6-2 ’18 G

Murrah

27 pts 5-6 ft 7 reb 6 st

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#21 MS Florence Eagles 15-3 (4A Florence, MS) 67

#18 MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots 18-4 (MAIS 4A Madison, MS) 48

Jaylen Forbes (6-4 ’19 G/F Florence 23 pts, 18 in 2nd half, 9-14 fg 2 3’s 17 reb 5 ast) displayed a very well-rounded game for all the Coaches to see on his way to earning MVP honors in the big win.

Florence (traveled 23 miles)

’19’s

Jaylon Johnson 6-3 F 11 reb 2 ast

Tevis Magee 6-4 F 8 pts 9 reb 4 blk

Wayne Lewis 5-11 10 pts 5-9 fg 5 ast 4 st

’20’s

JaQuon McDonald 6-0 G 19 pts 2 reb 3 ast

’21’s

Devin Carter 5-8 G 5 pts 2 ast

MRA (traveled 5 miles)

’18’s

Mike Carter 5-10 G 4 pts 2 reb 2 st

Braxton Eubanks 6-4 F 13 pts 12 reb 2 ast 2 blk

Mario White 6-3 G/F 9 pts 4-6 fg 5 reb

Zach Jones 6-6 F/C 16 pts 5-9 fg 6-6 ft 8 reb 3 blk

’19’s

Trey Fort 6-3 G 4 pts 2 ast

MVP

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 ’19 G/F

Florence

23 pts, 18 in 2nd half, 9-14 fg 2 3’s 17 reb 5 ast

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#2 MS Canton Tigers 18-2 (5A Canton, MS) 74

#3 MS Olive Branch Conquistadors 14-4 (5A Olive Branch, MS) 68

Damerius “Dee” Wash (6-4 ’18 G Canton 25 pts 2 3’s 13-17 ft 7 reb 6 ast 6 st), Brandon Weatherspoon (6-5 ’19 G Canton 22 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 2 st) and Javian Fleming (6-9 ’18 F/C Canton/Alabama 18 pts 8-14 fg 9 reb 2 blk 2 st) proved to be too much for Olive Branch as Canton won the first of two potential meetings this year. In front of 2,000 plus fans, DJ Jeffries (6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch 16 pts 20 reb 5 ast 7 blk 2 st) had an impressive showing.

Canton (traveled 20 miles)

’18’s

Jamal Porter 6-1 PG 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

Sebron “SeBreezy” Carter 6-4 F 4 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 blk

Jaylen Lester 6-0 G Holmes CC 2 reb

’19’s

Kelbricko Ratliff 6-2 G 3 pts

Olive Branch (traveled 193 miles)

’18’s

Kelvin Allen 6-2 G 23 pts, 20 in 2nd half, 3 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

’19’s

Joee Cooper 6-0 PG 5 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

Josh Stevenson 6-2 G 3 st

Shamar Brown 6-5 G/F 7 pts 4 reb

’20’s

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-6 F 7 pts 5 reb

Wes Taylor 6-0 PG 8 pts 5 reb 3 ast

MVP

Damerius “Dee” Wash

6-4 ’18 G

Canton

25 pts 2 3’s 13-17 ft 7 reb 6 ast 6 st

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#67 MS St. Andrew’s Episcopal Saints 13-5 (3A Ridgeland, MS) 58

#132 MS Riverside Bulldogs 9-8 (2A Avon, MS) 42

Garrison Wade (6-6 ’18 G/F St. Andrew’s 23 pts 9-13 fg 15 reb 2 ast 2 blk) played on arguably the biggest stage of his life and he shined brightly in the limelight. He propelled his team to victory earning MVP honors.

St. Andrew’s (home team)

’18’s

Nolan Turner 5-9 G 3 ast

Fletcher Clark 5-9 G 3 pts 2 ast 3 st

’19’s

William Harkless 6-2 G 4 pts 7 reb

’20’s

Arness Georgetown 6-4 C 5 pts 7 reb

’21’s

Rashad Bolden 5-10 G 23 pts 10-11 ft 6 reb 6 ast 2 st

Riverside (traveled 106 miles)

’18’s

Dewayne “DJ” Stewart 6-6 G Miss State 18 pts, 16 in 2nd half, 5-6 ft 10 reb

Christopher Tyler 5-8 G 10 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 4 ast

Eddie Davis 6-0 F/C 3 reb

Fred Thomas 5-10 G 6 pts 2 3’s 3 reb

’19’s

Jonovan Tyler 5-8 G 5 pts

’20’s

Jonathan Richardson 5-11 G 2 reb

MVP

Garrison Wade

6-6 ’18 G/F

St. Andrew’s

23 pts 9-13 fg 15 reb 2 ast 2 blk

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#4 MS Columbus Falcons 13-6 (6A Columbus, MS) 49

#9 MS Forest Hill Patriots 15-6 (5A Jackson, MS) 42

Robert Woodard (6-7 ’18 G/F Columbus/Miss State 22 pts 9-12 fg 13 reb 2 ast) earned MVP honors in the win over Forest Hill.

Columbus (traveled 151 miles)

’18’s

Casey “CJ” Smith 5-8 PG 3 pts 3 reb 4 ast

RJ Deloach 6-2 PG 8 pts 4-4 fg 5 reb 2 ast

Denijay Harris 6-7 G/F 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Aaron Johnson 6-3 G 8 pts 2 3’s 5 reb

’19’s

Greg King 6-2 G 2 ast

Forest Hill (traveled 17 miles)

’18’s

Ciderrius Dampeer 6-0 G 4 pts 3 ast

Keontae’ Trotter 5-10 G 2 reb 3 ast 2 st

Ladarius “Krunchy” Marshall 6-7 F 20 pts 9-13 fg 8 reb 2 st

’19’s

Ken “Marc” Evans 6-4 PG 8 pts 2 3’s 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

’20’s

Keondre Montgomery 6-7 G 6 pts 3 reb 2 st

MVP

Robert Woodard

6-7 ’18 G/F

Columbus

Miss State

22 pts 9-12 fg 13 reb 2 ast


#12 MS Raymond Rangers 13-6 (4A Raymond, MS) 79

#10 MS Callaway Chargers 13-4 (5A Jackson, MS) 73

Shardarrion “Phat” Allen (6-2 ’18 G Raymond 25 pts 9-13 fg 7-10 ft 13 reb 4 ast 2 st) powered Raymond to the victory over Callaway.

Raymond (traveled 26 miles)

’18’s

Cameron Woodall 6-6 F 9 pts 3-3 fg 4 reb

Jiris Killingsworth 5-9 G 4 pts 4 reb 2 st

Jekeivious Williams 6-5 F/C 2 reb

Jared Keyes 5-11 G 7 pts 2 reb 4 ast

’19’s

Tradavis Thompson 6-0 9 pts 3-5 fg 6 reb 5 ast

Jakorie Smith 6-5 F 20 pts 8-11 fg 3 3’s 7 reb 2 st

Callaway (traveled 6 miles)

’18’s

Ahmad Anthony 6-3 G 2 st

James Williams 6-5 F/C 8 pts 5 reb

Deonte Spencer 6-7 F 12 pts 2 3’s 2 reb 2 blk

’20’s

Kendarius Buckley 6-2 G 14 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 2 st

Cuwandric Samuel 6-3 G 18 pts 7-8 fg 9 reb 8 ast 3 st

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-9 PG 19 pts 7-9 ft 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

MVP

Shardarrion “Phat” Allen

6-2 ’18 G

Raymond

25 pts 9-13 fg 7-10 ft 13 reb 4 ast 2 st


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

Canton

Olive Branch

Columbus

Forest Hill

Florence


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

Luther Riley

Murrah


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Michael Barber 6-8 G/F Jackson Academy

2019: DJ Jeffries 6-8 G Olive Branch

2020: Cuwandric Samuel 6-3 G Callaway

2021: Rashad Bolden 5-10 G St. Andrew’s


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Michael Barber 6-8 ’18 G/F Jackson Academy

DJ Jeffries 6-8 ’19 G Olive Branch

Jaylen Forbes 6-4 ’19 G/F Florence

Damerius “Dee” Wash 6-4 ’18 G Canton

Shardarrian Allen 6-2 ’18 G Raymond

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Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Magnolia Hoops Second 5

Gabe Watson 6-2 ’18 PG St. Joseph

Garrison Wade 6-6 ’18 G/F St. Andrew’s

Damien “Diggy” Dear 6-2 ’18 G Murrah

Cuwandric Samuel 6-3 ’20 G Callaway

Rashad Bolden 5-10 ’21 G St. Andrew’s

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Magnolia Hoops Second 5

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