November 12-17 Report

November 12-17 Report

The stats listed are unofficial but are close to what the players accomplished on the court (mostly because I run my mouth too much and don’t pay the closest attention the entire game).

This report will cover the following games (16) or events: Walnut at Tupelo Christian Prep, Desoto Central at Oxford, J.Z. George Invitational Tournament (Winona, Kosciusko, Ethel, J.Z. George), Clarksdale Invitational Tournament (Coahoma County, Coahoma Early College, Palmer, Clarksdale) and Wheeler Turkey Tournament (Potts Camp, East Union, North Pontotoc, Wheeler).


Monday November 12, 2018

Walnut vs Tupelo Christian Prep

From TCPS HS

Belden, MS

(G) Walnut Lady Wildcats 2-1 (2A Walnut, MS) 48

Tupelo Christian Prep Lady Eagles 3-2 (1A Belden, MS) 40

Notes: This is two very solidly coached teams. Ainsley Hale (5-6 ’20 PG TCPS) is a flat out player. She is so far advanced with her basketball IQ and skill level. Claire Leak (5-7 ’21 F Walnut) had a stretch to where she put the team on her back and snagged like 6 boards in a row and her teammates scored on every possession during that stretch. That was the run that allowed Walnut to gain control of the game. She was a force around the paint with her boards and blocks.

TCPS (home)

’20’s

Caroline Upchurch 5-7 G 4 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Allison Handy 2 pts 3 reb 1 st

Ainsley Hale 5-6 PG 21 pts 2 reb 3 ast 6 st

’21’s

Anna Mae Ramsey 5-8 G 7 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Savannah Adair 5-9 G/F 4 pts 8 reb 1 st 1 blk

Sophie Harrison 5-8 G 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Millie Speed 5-5 G 4 reb 3 st 1 blk

Walnut (traveled 55 miles)

’19’s

Laney Jackson 5-3 G 23 pts 6 reb 3 ast 4 blk

Vivian Martindale 5-8 G 13 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Chloe Casner 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Aleia Peterson 2 pts 3 reb

’21’s

Ragan Kennedy 2 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Claire Leak

Walnut

5-7 ’21 F

6 pts 15 reb 3 ast 1 st 5 blk


(B) Tupelo Christian Prep Eagles 2-1 (1A Belden, MS) 70

Walnut Wildcats 0-3 (2A Walnut, MS) 44

Notes: Kellen Harrison (6-2 ’19 F TCPS) played with a high level of energy to earn Player of the Game honors. He continued to energize his team when he was on the court or on the bench. When Foster Yates (5-10 ’19 PG TCPS) entered the game it was easy to see he was a fan favorite. A few trips down the court and back and it was easy to see why. He is a fun point guard to watch play. Jackson Mills (6-0 ’20 SG) is a solid player and shooter.

TCPS (home)

’19’s

Parks Harrison 6-0 G 12 pts 4 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

John Patrick Warren 6-3 F 6 pts 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Foster Yates 5-10 PG 15 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jon Eli Nolan 6-2 F 12 pts 11 reb 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Jackson Mills 6-0 SG 11 pts 9 reb 2 ast 3 st

Graham Chrestman 6-3 F 5 reb

Walnut (traveled 55 miles)

’19’s

Khris Perry 5-10 G 22 pts 5 reb

Tyler Byrd 5-10 PF 8 pts 10 reb

Nathan McCoy 5-8 G 2 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 blk

’20’s

Bailey Quinn 5-10 4 reb 4 ast 1 st

’21’s

Mario Zuniga 5-10 C 6 pts 1 ast

’22’s

Brantley Porterfield 5-8 G 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Kellen Harrison

TCPS

6-2 ’19 F

7 pts 8 reb 2 ast 1 st


Tuesday November 13, 2018

Desoto Central vs Oxford

From Oxford HS

Oxford, MS

(G) Desoto Central Lady Jaguars 2-2 (6A Southaven, MS) 57

Oxford Lady Chargers 1-3 (6A Oxford, MS) 43

Notes: Caliya Toles (6-1 ’20 C Oxford) is a defensive weapon down low for Oxford. Zoe Hinds (’19 F Desoto Central) is the workhorse for DC. She had a big game with 18 points and 16 boards.

Oxford (home team)

’19’s

Ashley Epps 5-7 G 12 pts 6 reb 3 st

Kelsey Williams 5-7 F 10 pts 6 reb 1 ast

Emonica Booker 5-4 G 5 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

’20’s

Kemariaha White 5-2 G 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 st

Saniah Campbell 5-6 G 7 pts 5 reb 2 st

Caliya Toles 6-1 C 3 pts 6 reb 2 st 6 blk

Desoto Central (traveled 62 miles)

’19’s

Avery Harrison G 5 pts 6 reb 1 st 1 ast

Angela Ueal G 4 reb 1 ast

Desiree Williams G/F 4 reb 1 st

’20’s

Nykole Moore G 2 pts 4 reb 1 st 1 ast

’21’s

Rachel Hightower PG 14 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

’22’s

Janiya Jones G 7 pts 4 reb 2 st 2 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Zoe Hinds

Desoto Central

’19 F

18 pts 16 reb 1 ast 1 st


(B) Oxford Chargers 3-0 (6A Oxford, MS) 78

Desoto Central Jaguars 0-4 (6A Southaven, MS) 61

Notes: Oxford has a solid and much improved team this year. That improvement comes in the form of Kylan Blackmon (6-3 ’20 G/F Oxford) and Tykel Owens (6-1 ’20 G Oxford). Both of these guys have made big improvements and look really good on the court. JJ Pegues (6’3 ’20 F Oxford) is a beast to deal with around the paint. The Chargers are also junior heavy so they should be hard to handle next season. Matthew Smith (6-1 ’21 G/F Desoto Central) is a really good young player for Coach William Bentley. I actually thought he was a senior by the way he played. He is a smooth scorer and looked as if he was playing with some kind of an eye injury throughout the game. He has some potential if he can get his motor going. Gabe Moore (6-5 ’19 G/F Desoto Central) has potential to be really good. However, he did one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen on the court. He stood in and took a charge from JJ Pegues. That’s a good way to earn a visit to the hospital.

Oxford (home team)

’19’s

Andre Baskin 5-11 F 5 pts 1 reb 2 ast 1 blk

’20’s

Kylan Blackmon 6-3 G/F 25 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 st

Quantavious Jones 6-1 F 4 pts 7 reb 1 ast

Byron Pearson 5-9 G 4 pts 7 reb 3 ast

JJ Pegues 6-3 F 15 pts 12 reb 1 st

Stetson Ponder 6-5 C 10 pts 5 reb 1 st

’21’s

Derrius Southern 5-11 G 6 pts 1 reb

Desoto Central (traveled 62 miles)

’19’s

Michael Skinner 6-2 F 9 pts 10 reb 3 st 1 blk

Gabe Moore 6-5 G/F 10 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jio Harris 6-1 G/F 20 pts 4 reb 2 st

’20’s

Jason Bobo 5-10 G 5 pts 1 reb 2 ast 3 st

’21’s

Justin Collier 5-11 G 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

Matthew Smith 6-1 G/F 15 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tykel Owens

Oxford

6-1 ’20 G

9 pts 10 reb 7 ast 4 st 1 blk


Wednesday November 14, 2018

J.Z. George Invitational Tournament

From J.Z. George HS

North Carrollton, MS

(G) Kosciusko Lady Whippets 3-2 (4A Kosciusko, MS) 44

Winona Lady Tigers 1-1 (3A Winona, MS) 37

Kosciusko (traveled 42 miles)

’19’s

Katie Mitchell G 4 pts 2 st

Kayla Davis C 2 pts 5 reb

’20’s

Ta’Lynda Boyd F 3 pts 3 reb

Diamond Rayford F 2 pts 5 reb 1 st

’22’s

Amiyah Greer F 13 pts 6 reb 3 st

Ariel Fleming G 5 pts 3 reb

Winona (traveled 13 miles)

’19’s

MyCala Helms 5-5 G/F 19 pts

Tammesha Brown 5-3 G 6 pts

’20’s

Tyra Weathersby 5-6 G 8 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Mikhayla Vaughn

Kosciusko

’19 G

13 pts 1 reb 1 st


(B) Kosciusko Whippets 4-1 (4A Kosciusko, MS) 87

Winona Tigers 2-3 (3A Winona, MS) 47

Notes: The Whippets just keep coming after you. At one point I had to count to see if they were not playing with 6 or 7 guys on the court. They have tons of underclass depth and are loaded with juniors and sophomores. O’Corya Forrest (5-8 ’19 SG Kosciusko) was the high scorer while fellow senior Terry Skinner (6-3 ’19 G/F Kosciusko) earned Player of the Game honors with his hard play. Calvin Banks (6-0 ’20 G/F Kosciusko) is the leader of the pack of all the underclass talent. Antonio Harmon (6-4 ’21 F Kosciusko) has some nice size and has potential to be pretty good. Jalen Daniels (6-0 ’20 G Winona) is a fluid scorer for Winona. Coach Presley Coleman also has a lot of young guys to rebuild with. The biggest and best piece is Sean Merritt (6-6 ’21 C Winona). He has massive potential. Winona will be a team to watch how they develop the next few years.

Kosciusko (traveled 42 miles)

’19’s

Sam Rigby 6-0 G/F 6 pts 2 ast

O’Corya Forrest 5-8 SG 19 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

’20’s

Zavier “BoBo” Miller 5-8 PG 3 pts 1 reb 1 ast 2 st

Omarion Cobbins 6-0 G/F 6 pts 2 reb 1 ast

E’Shavious Mays 5-7 PG 8 pts

Calvin Banks 6-0 G/F 12 pts 2 ast 3 st

’21’s

JaQuan Hall 6-2 F 2 pts 3 reb 2 st

E’Shjon Mays 5-4 PG 2 pts 1 reb 3 ast 2 st

Eli Armon 6-4 F/C 4 pts 2 reb

Jaden Collins 6-4 F/C 4 pts 3 reb 1 st

Antonio Harmon 6-4 F 6 pts 2 reb

Winona (traveled 13 miles)

’20’s

Jalen Daniels 6-0 G 15 pts 8 reb 2 ast

’21’s

Sean Merritt 6-6 C 8 pts 8 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Tyshaun Clark 5-10 G 6 pts 4 ast

Jacob Mann 5-11 SF 6 pts 1 reb 1 st

Mykel McGee 6-1 SG 5 pts 2 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Terry Skinner

Kosciusko

6-3 ’19 G/F

13 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 2 ast 2 st


(G) Ethel Lady Tigers 3-0 (1A Ethel, MS) 60

J.Z. George Lady Jaguars 1-3 (3A North Carrollton, MS) 41

Notes: Big note for JZ. Coach Torey Dale will have a bright future with Dekeria Walls (6-3 ’23 C J.Z. George). She is getting very valuable experience this year to be a dominant player for years to come. JUCO Coaches, you need to see Akilah Erving (5-4 ’19 G Ethel). She can PLAY and currently holds no offers at all.

J.Z. George (home team)

’20’s

Jasmine Newman 5-4 G 5 pts

Tyeshia Grant 5-5 G 5 pts

’21’s

Anshanti Lee 5-7 PG 10 pts

’22’s

Ze’mya Flemming 5-5 G 8 pts

’23’s

Dekeria Walls 6-3 C 11 pts

Ethel (traveled 49 miles)

’19’s

Chiquitta Merritt 6 pts

’21’s

Dejah Merritt 14 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Akilah Erving

Ethel

5-4 ’19 G

31 pts


(B) J.Z. George Jaguar 1-2 (3A North Carrollton, MS) 79

Ethel Tigers 1-3 (1A Ethel, MS) 76

Notes: This game was a very good battle. Jordun Normal (5-9 ’22 G J.Z. George) played all out in the fourth quarter to not only earn Player of the Game but also helped his team earn the come-from-behind victory. He scored 8 points in that frame which included a crucial 3 and the two free-throws that helped seal the victory. He added 6 rebounds and 2 steals in that same quarter. Ethel is much better than I anticipated. They are a very solid 1A team that has a chance to get several rounds deep into the playoffs. Daquannay Dotson (6-0 ’19 SG Ethel) is a strong lefty scorer. D’Ayres Merritt (6-0 ’19 G Ethel) is an athletic guard that really gets after it. Both of these seniors need to be seen by next level Coaches. Izik Stewart (6-4 ’20 F/C Ethel) is a long and lanky big that has potential to be a next level guy also.

J.Z. George (home team)

’19’s

Devontae Smith 5-10 G 11 pts 3 reb 3 st

Caesa Glenn 6-0 G 15 pts 3 3’s 6 reb 2 ast 1 st

’20’s

Malik Branch 5-8 G 16 pts 4 reb 1 ast 4 st 3 charges taken

’21’s

Keldrick Glover 6-0 G 6 pts 2 reb 2 st

’22’s

DeAnthony McGlotchin 6-0 PG 4 pts 1 reb

Laaderrick Ledell 5-7 PG 3 pts 1 reb 1 ast 2 st

Ethel (traveled 49 miles)

’19’s

D’Ayres Merritt 6-0 G 17 pts 5 reb 1 ast 6 st 1 blk

D’Vontrae Felton 6-3 2 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Daquannay Dotson 6-0 SG 22 pts 9 reb 2 ast

Kendol Dotson 5-8 G 5 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Izik Stewart 6-4 F/C 9 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st 1 blk

Akeem Erving 5-11 G 4 pts 2 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Sacarrio Merritt 16 pts 5 reb 1 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jordun Normal

J.Z. George

5-9 ’22 G

14 pts 8 reb (6 in 4th qtr) 1 ast 5 st


Thursday November 15, 2018

Clarksdale Invitational Tournament

From Clarksdale HS

Clarksdale, MS

(G) Coahoma County Lady Red Panthers 2-1 (2A Clarksdale, MS) 43

Palmer Lady Dragons 0-3 (3A Marks, MS) 10

Notes: Coahoma County. Coach Derrick Moore will make a strong push at bringing another gold ball back to County. They have good size and skill with depth. One of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen on the court happened in the third quarter of this game. County had the possession and ran the entire 8:00 minute quarter playing keep away. Neither team got a shot up! Sounds easy but it’s not. That is running for the entire quarter without stopping at all. Wow.

Coahoma County (traveled 3 miles)

’19’s

Taakaius Fonzy 6-0 C 10 pts 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Eukemia Blanch SF 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Ashley Spearman 5-5 G 2 pts 1 reb 2 ast 2 st

’20’s

Shakira Artis 5-6 G/F 10 pts 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Nyriah Artis 5-5 G 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 3 st

Palmer (traveled 21 miles)

Moore 5 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Calysia Phillips

Coahoma County

5-5 ’20 G

11 pts 3 reb 4 ast 4 st


(B) Coahoma County Red Panthers 2-1 (2A Clarksdale, MS) 61

Palmer Dragons 0-2 (3A Marks, MS) 12

Notes: This seems like a carbon copy of the girls game. Size. Depth. Skill. Coach, can I get one of them gold balls since you got so many? Any pass in the air was going the other way. Hence the 23 steals recorded. This team is FAST. They are explosive. They also love to pass and share the ball. Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-7 ’20 PG Coahoma County) is a player. He does everything on the court and elevates his teammates to another level. Markevious Phillips (6-4 ’19 G Coahoma County) uses his explosiveness and length to snag balls out of the air. He’s also out there trying to jump like he’s Cornelius Holly (Coahoma Early Collge/Coahoma CC) or something. Markevious Holmes (5-5 ’20 G Coahoma County) is solid and smooth from the guard spot. Keshun Holly (6-4 ’20 F/C Coahoma County) is long and athletic. The addition of Alshun Ross (6-3 ’19 G/F Coahoma County) gives them another big strong guard that does a little bit of everything.

Coahoma County (traveled 3 miles)

’19’s

Markevious Phillips 6-4 G 8 pts 2 reb 1 ast 4 st

Jeffrey Fisher 6-0 G/F 4 pts 4 reb 3 st

Alshun Ross 6-3 G/F 2 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

’20’s

Keshun Holly 6-4 F/C 7 pts 3 reb 3 st

Markevious Holmes 5-5 G 3 pts 1 ast 3 st

’21’s

Tarkeviuous Logan 6-0 G/F 7 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st

Jai’Sheldon Yates 6-4 C 2 pts 3 reb 2 st

Palmer (traveled 21 miles)

Wiley 4 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

Coahoma County

5-7 ’20 PG

8 pts 1 reb 4 ast 5 st


(G) Clarksdale Lady Wildcats 3-0 (4A Clarksdale, MS) 63

Coahoma Early College Lady Tigers 3-2 (3A Clarksdale, MS) 33

Notes: Patrice Broomfield (5-6 ’20 G Clarsdale) had a big scoring game knocking in 27 points. Amyah Fizer (6-1 ’20 F Clarksdale) is a solid post for the Wildcats.

Clarksdale (home team)

’19’s

Kerria Whitley 5-3 G 12 pts 3 3’s

’20’s

Tameria Daniels 5-4 G 8 pts

Amyah Fizer 6-1 F 6 pts

’22’s

Alexis Moore G 4 pts

Coahoma Early College (traveled 5 miles)

’20’s

Za’Rihha Green 5-7 G/F 5 pts

Zykha Blanch 5-7 F/C 5 pts

Aaliyah Davis 5-6 SG 12 pts 3 3’s

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Patrice Broomfield

Clarksdale

5-6 ’20 G

27 pts


(B) Coahoma Early College Tigers 5-0 (3A Clarksdale, MS) 63

Clarksdale Wildcats 0-2 (4A Clarksdale, MS) 49

Notes: DeShannon Burnett (6-3 ’19 G/F Clarksdale) is a good all-around player for Clarksdale. Clarksdale is a very physical team. Willie Eagins (6-2 ’20 PG Coahoma Early College) had a very good showing for Aggie. He had a solid game across the board. Hertavious Williams (6-1 ’20 PG Coahoma Early College) did all his damage in the fourth quarter to earn Player of the Game honors.

Clarksdale (home team)

D. Holbert 7 pts 7 reb 1 ast 5 st

J. Hillin 7 pts 3 reb

D. Wilson 2 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

R. Cochran 8 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’19’s

DeShannon Burnett 6-3 G/F 2 pts 6 reb 6 ast 3 st

’20’s

Chris Allen 6-3 G/F 11 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Markevious Jackson 6-1 G 14 pts 3 reb 3 ast 1 st

Coahoma Early College (traveled 5 miles)

’19’s

Rashard McCray 6-2 PF 7 pts 8 reb 1 st 1 blk

’20’s

Trey Payno 5-10 SG 23 pts 2 reb 2 ast

Willie Eagins 6-2 PG 12 pts 7 reb 3 ast 4 st

Thomas Williams Jr 6-4 C 6 pts 3 reb 1 blk

’22’s

Trevion Jackson 6-0 F 8 pts 3 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Hertavious Williams

Coahoma Early College

6-1 ’20 PG

2 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 st


Friday November 16, 2018

Wheeler Turkey Tournament

From Wheeler HS

Wheeler, MS

Consolation Game

(G) East Union Lady Urchins 1-2 (2A Blue Springs, MS) 47

Potts Camp Lady Cardinals 1-7 (1A Potts Camp, MS) 44

East Union (traveled 22 miles)

’20’s

Kaitie Boatner 5-2 G 9 pts

Sylvie McVey 5-4 7 pts

Bryanne Dill 5-7 F/C 6 pts

Potts Camp (traveled 50 miles)

Brenya Muse 11 pts

’19’s

Jazmine Anderson G 5 pts

LaKayla Collins 5-2 G 15 pts

’20’s

Mackenzie Brownlee G/F 6 pts

’21’s

Chanyce Collins G 8 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Hope Robbins

East Union

’21

12 pts


Consolation Game

(B) Wheeler Eagles 4-2 (1A Wheeler, MS) 69

North Pontotoc Vikings 1-3 (3A Ecru, MS) 57

Notes: Jalon Beene (5-11 ’19 G Wheeler) continues his dominating streak of high scoring games. I’m thinking this is his third straight with 30 plus points. He might be the best senior in the state without an offer right now. Next level Coaches need to see him as soon as possible. Jalon scores 30 with a near double-double and I still have reservations about awarding him Player of the Game. It wasn’t anything he didn’t do but what his teammate did. Jacob James (6-0 ’20 G Wheeler) is much improved for the Eagles. He did get the double-double in points and boards but he also had solid assists and steals. Ty Roberson (5-10 ’21 PG North Pontotoc) looked really solid and his development is coming along very nice for the Vikings.

Wheeler (home team)

’19’s

Cade Franks 5-10 SG 12 pts 4 3’s 1 reb 1 ast

Jacob Coats 5-9 G 4 pts 5 reb 1 st

’20’s

Jacob James 6-0 G 16 pts 10 reb 5 ast 3 st

Will Walden 6-0 F 3 pts 2 reb 1 ast

North Pontotoc (traveled 36 miles)

’20’s

Kenaan Lockridge 5-10 G 5 pts 3 reb

Sam Dowdy 6-0 4 pts 1 reb

Kyle Sappington 5-8 G 11 pts 3 3’s 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jacoree Westmoreland 5-10 G 6 pts 4 reb 1 st

’21’s

Jordan Meaders 6-2 G/F 9 pts 2 reb 1 st

Ty Roberson 5-10 PG 15 pts 9 reb 5 ast 2 st

Andrew Wilder 5-10 G 7 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jalon Beene

Wheeler

5-11 ’19 G

33 pts 9 reb 2 ast 3 st 1 blk 3 st


Championship Game

(G) Wheeler Lady Eagles 4-2 (1A Wheeler, MS) 54

North Pontotoc Lady Vikings 2-2 (3A Ecru, MS) 49

Notes: The Lady Eagles kept the Turkey Tournament trophy in Wheeler behind the duo of Brittany Oswalt (5-6 ’20 PG Wheeler) and Brianna Mason (6-0 ’21 C Wheeler).

Wheeler (home team)

’21’s

Brianna Mason 6-0 C 20 pts

’22’s

Lee Ellen Kelley 5-7 G 9 pts

North Pontotoc (traveled 36 miles)

Maddie Guerin 8 pts

Shemiah Hadley 26 pts

’21’s

Macey Thomas 5-3 8 pts

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Brittany Oswalt

Wheeler

5-6 ’20 PG

20 pts 3 3’s


Championship Game

(B) Potts Camp Cardinals 4-1 (1A Potts Camp, MS) 76

East Union Urchins 3-2 (2A Blue Springs, MS) 48

Notes: Potts Camp. OK, what can I say about Potts Camp without this sounding like a love letter? Sorry, I can’t. Grab your tissues and let’s take a ride to Lifetime or Hallmark networks. I had the same problem as I did in the Wheeler game with coming up with Player of the Game. Big Mitchell Saulsberry (6-5 ’21 F Potts Camp) seems like the logical choice with his 20-10 game in limited minutes but it was hard. Mitchell just gets it done and is the most solid player in his class. He doesn’t appear to be dominant but he just is. SOLID. The other player probably had the biggest instant impact early on. Walter Hamilton (6-7 ’20 G/F Potts Camp) only had 7 rebounds but that was because he was battling Mitchell and Tay for them. I recorded him with 3 blocks but I probably missed 3 or 4 while writing them down. He was a shot changing machine. He probably altered 20 plus shots. On the offensive end, he just kinda roams around and lets Mitchell eat. He benefits from kick-outs or drive and kicks to put his three-balls up. He connected on 3 out of 4 or 5 I think. He is very comparable to Tyler Stevenson (New Hope/Southern Miss) with his shiftyness handling the ball and defensive shot blocking but add a 3 point shot to him. I’m not saying he’s as good as Tyler but if he works hard he could get there. The skill level and size are headed in that direction. Next is the aforementioned Martavious “Tay” Frost (6-4 ’20 G/F Potts Camp). He is the third big that starts for PC. He can play multiple spots with his versatility, size and strength. He could be the most important piece to this team in the long run. But it’s 2018, you can’t win without guards. Kedavian Faulkner (5-6 ’20 G Potts Camp) has a nice mid-range jumper and can finish around the basket too. He can run the point when needed. Kylan Conners (6-0 ’19 PG Potts Camp) is a good guard to run the show. He looks to find the open man and feed the weapons he has. JaQuives “Nuk” Muse (6-0 ’20 G Potts Camp) comes off the bench and would start for most 1A teams teams. He has a good jumper and is a spark off the bench. Markevious Jones (6-1 ’20 G/F Potts Camp) is a guard that comes off the bench and has good potential. The Cardinals also have some size coming off the bench in Ryan Baldwin (6-5 ’20 F Potts Camp). He adds length and size to the rotation. Potts Camp has what it takes to compete for the 1A title but I’m just not sure if this is their year. If not, they will be one of the favorites next year in 2A by only losing a few seniors this year. Hayden Roberts (5-8 ’22 PG East Union) is a star in the making for the Urchins. He didn’t have a great game but had a very solid game. He will be one to keep an eye on as he develops over the years.

East Union (traveled 22 miles)

’19’s

Madison Croft PG 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Haygen Richey 6-0 G 5 pts 3 reb

Joseph Yaeger 5-8 G 3 pts 2 reb

Jake Wood PF 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Thomas Gentry 6-0 F 3 pts 3 reb 1 ast

’20’s

DeJuan Hubbard G 6 pts 1 reb

Josh Henderson 6-4 C 2 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Edgar Zapata 5-6 G 3 pts 2 reb 1 ast

Colton Plunk 6-2 F 12 pts 6 reb

’22’s

Hayden Roberts 5-8 PG 5 pts 4 reb 4 ast 2 st

Potts Camp (traveled 50 miles)

’19’s

Shun Gardner 6-1 F/C 4 pts 5 reb

Kylan Conners 6-0 G 5 ast 1 st

’20’s

Martavious “Tay” Frost 6-4 G/F 3 pts 8 reb 3 st

Kedavian Faulkner 5-6 G 14 pts 1 reb 2 ast 3 st

Markevious Jones 6-1 G/F 3 pts 1 reb

Walter Hamilton 6-7 G/F 11 pts 3 3’s 7 reb 1 st 3 blk

JaQuives “Nuk” Muse 6-0 G 7 pts 1 reb 1 ast

Ryan Baldwin 6-5 F 2 pts 5 reb

’21’s

Tebarius “TJ” Jackson G 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast

’22’s

Josh Blake 5-10 F 5 pts 2 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Mitchell Saulsberry

Potts Camp

6-5 ’21 F

20 pts 10 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 blk


Magnolia Hoops Top 5 Teams

The top 5 teams or performances that I saw during this time period.

Coahoma County

Potts Camp

Oxford

Kosciusko

Coahoma Early College


Magnolia Hoops Head Coach

The best coaching job or Coach that I saw during this time period.

Mitch Howell

Wheeler


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats or performance.

2019: Jalon Beene 5-11 G Wheeler

2020: Ben Galmore 5-7 PG Coahoma County

2021: Mitchell Saulsberry 6-5 F Potts Camp

2022: Jordun Normal 5-9 G J.Z. George


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats or performance.

Mitchell Saulsberry 6-5 ’21 F Potts Camp

Jalon Beene 5-11 ’19 G Wheeler

Ben Galmore 5-7 ’20 PG Coahoma County

Walter Hamilton 6-7 ’20 G/F Potts Camp

Markevious Phillips 6-4 ’19 G Coahoma County


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