January 21-22 Report

January 21-22 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 (9) or events: Lanier MLK Tournament (Yazoo City, Piney Woods, Ridgeland, Hazlehurt, Vicksburg, Greenville, Cleveland Central, Picayune, Brookhaven, Velma Jackson, Provine, Terry, Lanier, Clinton) and Northside at Calhoun City.


Monday January 21, 2019

Lanier MLK Tournament

From Lanier HS

Jackson, MS

(B) Piney Woods Tornadoes 9-3 (1A Piney Woods, MS) 66

MS #83 1A #6

Yazoo City Indians 6-15 (4A Yazoo City, MS) 43

MS #151 4A #30

Notes: The last time I saw Tyrek Chambers (6-1 ’19 G Piney Woods) play he dropped 40+ points against Houlka in the state tournament. That was two years ago. He has put some muscle mass on and he only dropped 39 this time. His added muscle also allowed him to rebound at a high level and while still keeping his same speed. He scores on all levels. He can pull the mid-range jumper, hit three’s, shoot high free-throw percentage, score through contact or play above the rim. He has developed into a next level body and player. He needs to me an immediate target for next level Coaches. Geronimo Warner (6-2 ’19 G/F Piney Woods) is another one that needs to be seen too. Yazoo City will be GOOD in the future as long as William Grayson (’23 PG Yazoo City), Daon Henry (’21 G Yazoo City), Jacquaris Rogers (’22 F Yazoo City) and Jaquarrius Collum (’22 F Yazoo City) continue to develop. Henry and Grayson both have very high potential.

Piney Woods (traveled 24 miles) 66

’19’s

Jor’Dan Warren 5-8 G 6 pts 3 reb 1 blk 1 st

Steven Edwards 5-9 G 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

Ahkia Terry 5-9 G 4 pts 4 reb 3 ast 3 st

Yazoo City (traveled 43 miles) 43

’20’s

F.J. Lewis G 14 pts 2 reb 2 st

Percy Green 6-1 G 8 pts 4 reb 1 st

’21’s

Daon Henry G 4 pts 3 reb 2 ast

’22’s

Jacquaris Rogers F 9 pts 4 reb

Jaquarrius Collum F 6 pts 3 reb

’23’s

William Grayson PG 6 pts 3 reb 5 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tyrek Chambers

Piney Woods

6-1 ’19 G

39 pts 6-7 ft 3 3’s 10 reb 4 ast 4 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Geronimo Warner

Piney Woods

6-2 ’19 G/F

13 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 st 3 blk


(B) Ridgeland Titans 19-4 (5A Ridgeland, MS) 54

MS #30 5A #10

Hazlehurst Indians 6-11 (3A Hazlehurst, MS) 46

MS #175 3A #26

Notes: Who is Ridgeland? They are exactly who I thought they were. They play hard, scrappy defense and are a well coached team just like they are every year. They are a little younger than I thought they were. Christian McCullum (5-10 ’21 PG Ridgeland) stepped up big in the fourth quarter to earn Player of the Game honors. Zy McDonald (5-11 ’21 G Ridgeland) had a solid game too. Toby Williams (5-9 ’20 G Hazlehurst) was a solid looking player for Hazlehurst. Hazlehurst is a feisty team that fought hard the whole time.

Ridgeland (traveled 13 miles) 54

’20’s

Jalani Bell 5-9 PG 8 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Trenton Coleman 6-6 F 6 pts 2 reb

Markell Young 5-10 G/F 12 pts 6-6 ft 3 reb

’21’s

Zy McDonald 5-11 G 5 pts 5 reb 4 ast 1 st

Decarlos Wilson 6-1 G/F 10 pts 3 reb

Hazlehurst (traveled 37 miles) 46

’19’s

Deondre Benson 4 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Phameko James 6-3 F 10 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 blk

Toby Williams 5-9 G 13 pts 2 reb 2 st

JaQuan Copeland 6-2 G/F 1 pt 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

’21’s

Ivory Bogan 5-7 SG 18 pts (11 in 4th qtr) 2 reb 3 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Christian McCullum

Ridgeland

5-10 ’21 PG

8 pts (in 4th qtr) 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Brandon Humphreys

Ridgeland

6-3 ’19 C

10 pts 2 reb 1 st


(B) Vicksburg Gators 13-8 (5A Vicksburg, MS) 61

MS #18 5A #6

Greenville Hornets 13-11 (6A Greenville, MS) 49

MS #76 6A #23

Notes: Next level Coaches need to be watching Vicksburg as many times as they possibly can. They are loaded with next level guys with size. Tyron Moore (6-4 ’19 SG Vicksburg) had a good game and shot the ball well. He knocked down a couple three’s and rebounded hard. Darius Johnson (6-3 ’19 F Vicksburg) is solid and posted a double-double. Devan Kiner (6-6 ’19 G Vicksburg) was playing with a fractured wrist and still looked good. He should be a priority target for next level with his size, speed, handles and soft touch. He shot free-throws well and knocked down several three’s even with his injured hand. Jameson Norfort (6-4 ’19 G/F Vicksburg) is also very solid and he played high level defense while making all the hustle plays. Danny Washington (6-0 ’19 PG Greenville) played hard and had a solid all-around game. Shermichael Young (5-11 ’19 G Greenville) had a stretch where he couldn’t miss and it felt like he scored 20 points in a row because they were all big shots even though it only counted for 12 in the book.

Vicksburg (traveled 46 miles) 61

’19’s

Jermiyah Brown 5-9 G 4 pts 1 reb

Gregory Jenkins 6-2 G 5 pts 4 reb

Darius Johnson 6-3 F 11 pts 10 reb 1 ast

Devan Kiner 6-6 G 15 pts 2 reb 1 st

’20’s

Peytin Jackson 5-11 G 5 pts 2 reb 2 ast

’21’s

Keshawn Brown 6-5 G 3 pts 7 reb 1 st

Greenville (traveled 114 miles) 49

’19’s

Jyveone Merrill 6-5 C 12 pts 2 reb 1 st

Shermichael Young 5-11 G 12 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Danny Washington 6-0 PG 9 pts 6 reb 4 ast

’20’s

Morgan Green 5-10 G 9 pts 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Justin Wright 5-10 G 7 pts 3 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Tyron Moore

Vicksburg

6-4 ’19 SG

17 pts 8 reb 1 ast

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Jameson Norfort

Vicksburg

6-4 ’19 G/F

2 pts 9 reb 1 ast 3 blk 4 st


(B) Picayune Maroon Tide 15-9 (5A Picayune, MS) 51

MS #57 5A #17

Cleveland Central Wolves 14-10 (5A Cleveland, MS) 46

MS #66 5A #19

Notes: Marvun Arnold (6-0 ’19 G Picayune) willed his team to win scoring 12 points in the final frame to hold off Cleveland Central. He is a great point for the next level that does a little bit of everything. Kobe Jones (6-0 ’20 G Picayune) and Derai Jones (6-4 ’21 G Picayune) are two very good players on the way up. Both are really athletic and could develop into good next level targets. Leroy Cotton (6-4 ’19 PG Cleveland Central) seemed like he was the only Wolve that could score early in the game after Jamal Anderson (6-4 ’21 G/F Cleveland Central) was benched with foul trouble. Tajiri Hope (6-1 ’20 F Cleveland Central) had a solid game. Josh Kirkham (5-8 ’21 G Cleveland Central) arose to the occasion and jumped onto the scene. He has some major hops, get up, jumped and arose. Ok, never mind. He played very solid and shared the ball leading his team in assists. Kirkham, Anderson and Hope will be a fun trio to watch develop going into next season.

Picayune (traveled 154 miles) 51

’19’s

Montana Hammond 6-3 F 2 pts 3 reb 1 blk 1 st

’20’s

Kobe Jones 6-0 G 7 pts 6 reb 4 ast 2 st

Sergio Williams G 16 pts 1 reb 2 st

’21’s

Derai Jones 6-4 G 5 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Cleveland Central (traveled 116 miles) 46

’19’s

Deon Sellers 6-2 PF 2 pts 4 reb 1 st

’20’s

Marcus Franklin 6-2 SF 11 pts 6 reb 2 ast 1 st

Tajiri Hope 6-1 F 6 pts 5 reb 1 blk

’21’s

Jamal Anderson 6-4 G/F 6 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

Josh Kirkham 5-8 G 7 pts 4 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Marvun Arnold

Picayune

6-0 ’19 G

20 pts (12 in 4th qtr) 6-8 ft 4 reb 3 ast 3 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Leroy Cotton

Cleveland Central

6-4 ’19 PG

16 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 blk


(B) Velma Jackson Falcons 12-6 (3A Camden, MS) 67

MS #38 3A #2

Brookhaven Panthers 16-5 (5A Brookhaven, MS) 62

MS #40 5A #12

Notes: Josh Lee (6-1 ’21 G Velma Jackson) dropped a smooth 27 before fouling out in the fourth quarter. He scored in a variety of a ways showing why he is one of the top ’21’s in the state. Jordan Harvey (6-3 ’21 SF Velma Jackson) is a high flying lefty that added a double-double. RD Wilson (6-0 ’21 G Velma Jackson) is another great looking prospect for the Falcons. Velma Jackson has a chance to be a power again with this solid sophomore group. Laffollette “Follie” Bogan (6-3 ’19 G Brookhaven) was a beast in the loss for Brookhaven. He scores on every level and does everything on the court. He rebounds, handles, passes, defends and does it all efficiently. He should be a priority for next level Coaches. Get to see him ASAP. Jermario Hersey (6-0 ’20 SG Brookhaven) is a heck of an athlete. He has some bounce to him and is a big piece for Brookhaven. La’darius Thrasher (5-11 ’21 PG Brookhaven) is a very nice young prospect. He is one to keep an eye on with his development.

Velma Jackson (traveled 48 miles) 67

’20’s

Mason Riley 5-11 PG 4 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Leaveon Griffin 5-11 SG 7 pts 4 reb 4 ast 1 st

Charlie Jones 6-3 F 4 pts 5 reb 1 ast

’21’s

Jordan Harvey 6-3 SF 16 pts 13 reb 2 st

RD Wilson 6-0 G 12 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Brookhaven (traveled 56 miles) 62

’19’s

Axavian Jones 5-11 G 6 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st

John Hilbert 6-1 F 5 pts 2 reb 1 st

Isaiah Wall 5-8 G 5 pts 1 reb 2 st

’20’s

Jermario Hersey 6-0 SG 10 pts 8 reb 1 ast 4 blk

’21’s

La’darius Thrasher 5-11 PG 8 pts (6 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 3 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Josh Lee

Velma Jackson

6-1 ’21 G

27 pts (13 in 3rd qtr) 7-9 ft 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Lafollette “Follie” Bogan

Brookhaven

6-3 ’19 G

29 pts 9-10 ft 11 reb 1 ast 3 st


(B) Provine Rams 14-9 (6A Jackson, MS) 59

MS #16 6A #8

Terry Bulldogs 10-12 (6A Terry, MS) 51

MS #61 6A #19

Notes: Provine has good size and are loaded with athletes. Deion Smith (6-4 ’21 G/F Provine), De’Monte Russell (6-6 ’19 F/C Provine) and Shermontis Mitchell (6-5 ’19 F Provine) are high flyers. Mark Drone (5-10 ’22 PG Provine) and Samarion Grant (5-10 ’22 G Provine) are two young, tough guards that have bright futures ahead of them. Anthony Ratliff (6-4 ’19 G/F Terry) is explosive and had a big game for Terry. Speaking of big. It doesn’t get much bigger than Fredrick Jefferson (6-8 ’19 C Terry). He is a beast in the paint. Darien Newchurch (5-11 ’19 PG Terry) looked solid in the loss. It was also good to see Omarion Walker (6-0 ’22 G Terry) and Devin Ree (6-5 ’22 G/F Terry) again to see how the’ve progressed this season.

Provine (traveled 2 miles) 59

’19’s

Ro’Darien “Ro” Pendleton 5-11 G 14 pts 5-6 ft 3 3’s 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Shermontis Mitchell 6-5 F 10 pts 9 reb 2 ast 1 st

Patrick Johnson 6-5 F 2 pts 2 reb 2 st 1 blk

’20’s

Jaylyn Young 6-1 G/F 7 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

’22’s

Mark Drone 5-10 PG 8 pts 6 reb 1 ast 1 st

Samarion Grant 5-10 G 6 pts 3 reb

Terry (traveled 18 miles) 51

’19’s

Darien Newchurch 5-11 PG 4 pts 4 reb 5 ast 3 st

Fredrick Jefferson 6-8 C 2 pts 13 reb 4 blk 1 st

’20’s

Brayden Wade 6-2 F 8 pts 1 reb

’22’s

Omarion Walker 6-0 G 13 pts 1 reb 2 ast 1 st

Devin Ree 6-5 G/F 6 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 blk

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Deion Smith

Provine

6-4 ’21 G/F

9 pts 2 reb 1 ast 2 st

(all stats but 1 pt were in the 4th qtr)

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Anthony Ratliff

Terry

6-4 ’19 G/F

18 pts 10 reb 1 blk


(B) Clinton Arrows 15-8 (6A Clinton, MS) 73

MS #24 6A #10

Lanier Bulldogs 11-12 (4A Jackson, MS) 59

MS #58 4A #9

Notes: Quandarius Studaway (5-11 ’20 G Clinton), Kolby Moore (6-4 ’19 G Clinton), Tailor Anderson (6-3 ’19 F Clinton) and Xyshan Jenkins (6-5 ’19 G Clinton) were just too much to handle in the win. Earl Smith (6-3 ’19 PG Lanier) did what Earl does best. A bright spot for Lanier in the loss was hitting 28 of 38 free-throws.

Lanier (home team) 59

’19’s

Octavius Neal 6-0 G 13 pts 8-10 ft 3 reb 1 st

’20’s

Jah’Quez Wiggins 6-0 SG 13 pts (8 in 4th qtr) 7-8 ft 1 st

’21’s

Mike Brown 6-3 F 10 pts 6-6 ft 5 reb

Clinton (traveled 9 miles) 73

’19’s

Tyshawn Armstrong 6-6 F 4 pts 1 reb

Kolby Moore 6-4 G 15 pts 7-7 ft 4 reb 1 blk

Tailor Anderson 6-3 F 12 pts 7 reb 1 st

’20’s

Quandarius Studaway 5-11 G 11 pts 1 reb 1 ast 1 st

’21’s

Michael Bell 5-11 G 1 pt 2 reb 2 ast

Devin Bass 6-2 G 6 pts 3 reb

Omarion Luss 6-0 G 4 pts 2 ast

’22’s

Allen Hughes 6-0 G 1 pt 4 reb 1 ast

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Xyshan Jenkins

Clinton

6-5 ’19 G

10 pts (7 in 4th qtr) 4 reb 2 ast 1 st 3 blk (blk, st, ast were in 4th qtr)

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Earl Smith

Lanier

6-3 ’19 PG

20 pts 3 3’s 11 reb 2 ast


Tuesday January 22, 2019

Northside vs Calhoun City

From Calhoun City HS

Calhoun City, MS

(G) Calhoun City Lady Wildcats 21-1 (2A Calhoun City, MS) 78

MS #58 2A #6

Northside Lady Gators 5-13 (2A Shelby, MS) 30

MS #246 2A #35

Notes: Calhoun City is pretty tough so 2A better not overlook them. They have size, speed and skill to make a deep run in the playoffs this year. Quay Bailey (’20 G Calhoun City) fits under all three with size, speed and skill. She should be a high next level target. Kei Honey (F Calhoun City) and Damya Campbell (’19 F Calhoun City) both provide size and speed for the Wildcats.

Calhoun City (home team) 78

Kynia Thompson 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

Kei Honey F 18 pts 6 reb 2 ast 2 st

’19’s

Anjala Mays G 6 pts 5 reb 2 ast 4 st

Nashira Jennings F 5 pts 4 reb

’21’s

Conley Langford G 8 pts 3 reb 3 st

Arianna Campbell C 2 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Makynzy Campbell 8 pts 5 reb

Northside (traveled 102 miles) 30

’19’s

Briana Greyer 5-10 PF 1 pt 7 reb

’20’s

Mikeibra Morris 5-6 G 11 pts 3 reb 5 st

Mashontiara Davis 5-8 G/F 9 pts 1 blk 1 st

Daija Franklin 5-9 F 4 pts 5 reb 1 st

’22’s

Reneisha Myles 5-3 G 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Quay Bailey

Calhoun City

’20 G

17 pts 11 reb 1 ast 2 st

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Damya Campbell

Calhoun City

’19 F

8 pts 8 reb 1 ast 3 st


(B) Calhoun City Wildcats 12-12 (2A Calhoun City, MS) 60

MS #145 2A #17

Northside Gators 7-9 (2A Shelby, MS) 52

MS #131 2A #15

Notes: Calhoun City is deep and crazy. They need the game to be as sloppy and chaotic as possible. I can see them hitting a big run and knocking some teams off down the stretch. Calhoun City also crashes the boards hard and are a very good rebounding team. Jayvian Shaw (6-2 ’20 G/F Calhoun City) has some good length on him and had a good fourth quarter in the win. Northside is very patient and methodical. They wait for the right shots offensively and strike at the right moment. Northside had the biggest and longest player on the court in Quadzavius Daugherty (6-8 ’19 C Northside). Dravon Williams (6-2 ’19 G/F Northside) had a very solid game. He has a football body and needs to be seen by next level Coaches. Laterrence Moore (6-4 ’20 F Northside) has good size and length. Northside was looking like they were going to steal a win in City until Karltavius Burrage (5-10 ’20 PG Northside) fouled out. He can control the tempo of the game and he has a solid mid-range pull-up jumper. Kamiryn Wright (6-5 ’22 F Northside) has the highest upside of any player on the court. It will be interesting to see how he develops under Coach Marlon Dorsey over the next few years.

Calhoun City (home team) 60

’19’s

Anfernee Campbell 5-10 PF 4 pts 3 reb 2 st

Kedarius Jackson 5-9 G 5 pts 1 ast 1 st

Keon Phillips 6-2 PF 7 pts 2 reb 1 st

Jordan Guy 6-3 PF 4 pts 1 reb 1 st

’20’s

Jawon Tucker 6-0 G/F 14 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

Jalen Mays 5-9 G 14 pts 7 reb 3 ast 1 st

Bryson Walker 6-0 G 6 pts 8 reb 2 ast 2 st

Northside (traveled 102 miles) 52

’19’s

Quadzavius Daugherty 6-8 C 2 pts 1 reb 2 blk 1 st

’20’s

Karltavius Burrage 5-10 PG 15 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 st

Samaj Daniels 6-1 G/F 4 pts 1 reb 1 ast

Laterrence Moore 6-4 F 6 pts 11 reb 1 ast 2 blk

’21’s

Thaddeus Latham 5-7 G 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

Jada Ward 5-10 G 9 pts 3 reb 1 ast 1 st

’22’s

Kamiryn Wright 6-5 F 2 pts 4 reb

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Jayvian Shaw

Calhoun City

6-2 ’20 G/F

6 pts 8 reb 1 ast 3 blk

Katie Roberts Photography

Senior Snapshot

Dravon Williams

Northside

6-2 ’19 G/F

8 pts 12 reb 6 ast 1 st


Magnolia Hoops Best Game

The best game that I saw during this time period.

Velma Jackson 67

Brookhaven 62


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

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

2019: Tyrek Chambers 6-1 G Piney Woods

2020: Jalen Mays 5-9 G Calhoun City

2021: Josh Lee 6-1 G Velma Jackson

2022: Omarion Walker 6-0 G Terry

2023: William Grayson PG Yazoo City


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

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

Tyrek Chambers 6-1 ’19 G Piney Woods

Laffollette “Follie” Bogan 6-3 ’19 G Brookhaven

Josh Lee 6-1 ’21 G Velma Jackson

Earl Smith 6-3 ’19 PG Lanier

Jordan Harvey 6-3 ’21 SF Velma Jackson


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Tyrek Chambers 6-1 G Piney Woods

Laffollette “Follie” Bogan 6-3 G Brookhaven

Earl Smith 6-3 PG Lanier

Marvun Arnold 6-0 G Picayune

Anthony Ratliff 6-4 G/F Terry


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