5A Boys State Tournament Review

5A Boys State Tournament

5A Team Notes

stats are on averages

Pascagoula Panthers

(24-5) MaxPreps rank #16

State Titles:

Runner up: 1977-AA

Returns: 2 of 10 players that played key minutes (1 jr and 1 so)

Noel Jones 6-1 Jr PG 29 mpg, 7 ppg, 3 rpg

Eric Smith 5-9 So SG 7 mpg

Losses: 8 players that played key minutes

Darius Johnson 5-9 G Sr 30 mpg, 18 ppg, 2 apg, 3 spg, 4 3pg

Jacques Belford 6-3 SF Sr 26 mpg, 14 ppg, 9 rpg

Anthony “AJ” McMillian 6-0 PG Sr 21 mpg, 9 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg

Illyan Scott 6-4 PF Sr 20 mpg, 5 ppg, 9 rpg, 2 spg

Paris Weathersby 5-10 PG Sr 11 mpg, 3 apg

Jakwaize Walker 6-0 G Sr 10 mpg

Ty Howell 6-2 F Sr 3 mpg

Jolan Moody 6-0 F Sr 3 mpg

Oxford Chargers

(20-10) MaxPreps rank #48

State champs: 1987-4A and 2001-4A

Runner up: 1972-A

Returns: 3 of 6 players that played key minutes (2 jr and 1 so)

Jarkel Joiner 6-1 G Jr 26 mpg, 16 ppg, 7 rpg, 2 apg, 3 spg, 88% ft

Terry Williams 6-0 G Jr 26 mpg, 11 ppg, 2 3pg

Hiram Wadlington 5-11 PG So 9 mpg, 3 spg

Losses: 3 players that played key minutes

DeKaylin “DK” Metcalf 6-4 PF Sr 26 mpg, 9 ppg, 10 rpg

Cole Cromwell 6-6 C Sr 24 mpg, 5 ppg, 9 rpg

Christopher Sandroni 5-10 SG Sr 17 mpg

Saltillo Tigers

(21-10) MaxPreps rank #39

State Titles:

Runner up:

Returns: 2 0f 6 players that played key minutes (2 so)

Jayven Humphrey 6-4 PF So 24 mpg, 15 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 3pg, 63% fg, 100% ft

Julian Warren 6-0 G So 21 mpg, 2 ppg, 5 rpg

Losses: 4 players that played key minutes

Jawon Smith 6-4 G Sr 32 mpg, 11 ppg, 5 rpg, 2 apg, 3 spg

Jason Smith 6-4 PF Sr 32 mpg, 13 ppg, 3 rpg, 6 bpg

C.J. Dean 5-10 SG Sr 30 mpg, 4 ppg

Malik Randolph 5-8 PG Sr 20 mpg

Provine Rams

(15-10) MaxPreps rank #19

State titles: 1998-5A, 2003-4A, 2004-4A, 2007-5A and 2008-5A plus Grand Slam

Runner up: 1997-5A, 1999-5A, 2006-5A, 2009-5A, 2010-5A and 2013-5A

Returns:  3 of 10 players that played key minutes (2 jr and 1 so)

Anthony Johnson 6-1 Jr 22 mpg, 3 ppg

JaQuondre Bethany 6-0 So 11 mpg

Johnny Bingham 6-4 Jr 6 mpg

Losses:  7 player that played key minutes

Enriques Milton 6-2 G Sr 32 mpg, 22 ppg, 14 rpg, 3 apg

KaJerrick Taylor 6-3 Sr 21 mpg, 3 ppg

Kahlil Johnson 6-6 Sr 20 mpg, 14 ppg, 3 rpg, 70% fg

Chauncey Buckner 6-2 Sr 18 mpg, 6 ppg, 2 spg

Andre Tieu 6-1 Sr 16 mpg, 6 ppg, 2 3pg

Eddie Galloway 6-9 Sr 10 mpg

Devan McNeil 6-4 Sr 3 mpg, 2 ppg

Center Hill Mustangs

(23-8) MaxPreps rank #23

State Titles:

Runner up:

Returns: 4 of 7 players that played key minutes (2 jr and 2 so)

Joshua Jackson 6-6 F Jr 24 mpg, 6 ppg, 7 rpg, 67% fg

Kentrell Dorsey 6-5 F So 23 mpg, 3 ppg, 8 rpg

Brian Kimmons 5-8 G So 14 mpg, 3 ppg

Avery Davis 6-3 F Jr 6 mpg

Losses:  3 players that played key minutes

Dan Ellington 6-2 F Sr 32 mpg, 11 ppg, 8 rpg, 5 apg, 2 spg, 83% ft

Job Vernor 5-9 G Sr 31 mpg, 18 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 spg, 91% ft

Jordon Lee 5-9 G Sr 30 mpg, 22 ppg, 4 3pg, 70% fg, 88% ft 

Clarksdale Wildcats

(13-14) MaxPreps rank #81

State titles:

Runner up: 1958-one class

Returns:  4 of 7 players that played key minutes (3 jr and 1 so)

Easias Furdge 6-0 G So 31 mpg, 11 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 spg, 2 3pg, 75% ft

Dykelius “Pooh Bear” Grandberry 5-8 PG Jr 30 mpg, 9 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg, 2 spg, 88% ft

Jametrius Hall 6-2 Jr 20 mpg, 8 ppg, 5 pg, 64% fg

DeAndre Williams 6-2 Jr 8 mpg, 3 ppg, 3 rpg

Losses: 3 players that played key minutes

Antavius Humbert 6-3 Sr 30 mpg, 15 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 3pg

Tray Johnson 6-6 Sr 28 mpg, 7 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 apg, 3 bpg, 3 spg

Jaqurio Haro 6-2 Sr 10 mpg, 4 ppg

Wayne County War Eagles

(22-10) MaxPreps rank #28

State titles: 2011-5A

Runner up: 2012-5A and 2016-5A

Returns:  5 of 8 players that played key minutes (5 jr)

William Gaines Jr 6-4 SG Jr 25 mpg, 7 ppg, 7 rpg, 2 apg

Orpheus Rankins 6-4 C Jr 17 mpg

Radarrius McFarland 5-10 PG Jr 15 mpg

KeiJen Howard 6-6 C Jr 10 mpg, 3 ppg, 3 rpg

Xavier Chambers 5-10 SG Jr 7 mpg, 4 ppg, 56% fg

Losses: 3 players that played key minutes

Rameik Wallace 6-2 SF Sr 23 mpg, 15 ppg, 5 rpg, 58% fg

Reginald “Reggie” Stewart 5-9 PG Sr 26 mpg, 9 ppg, 2 apg, 3 3pg

Quentin Pough 6-0 SG Sr 20 mpg, 11 ppg, 90% ft

Laurel Golden Tornadoes

(27-5) MaxPreps rank #11

State titles: 2016-5A

Runner ups:

Returns: 5 of 14 players that played key minutes (5 jr)

Dontario Drummond 6-3 G/F Jr 24 mpg, 19 ppg, 7 rpg, 3 spg, 61% fg

Troymain Crosby 6-4 G/F Jr 17 mpg, 12 ppg, 5 rpg

Je’Vah Jones 6-2 G/F Jr 16 mpg, 9 ppg, 52% fg

Matthew Tillman 6-4 F Jr 11 mpg

Charles Winston 5-9 G Jr 8 mpg

Losses: 9 players that played key minutes

Skylar Holden 5-9 PG Sr 16 mpg, 2 apg

Devon Benson 6-7 F/C Sr 16 mpg, 5 rpg

Thakerius Keyes 6-3 G/F Sr 15 mpg, 3 ppg, 3 rpg

Octavious Cooley 6-4 F/C Sr 15 mpg, 5 ppg, 3 rpg

Omar Steele 6-5 F/C Sr 5 mpg

Keshun Arrington 5-10 G Sr 5 mpg

Bryce Woolverton 5-6 G Sr 3 mpg

Steven Caston 6-0 SG Sr 3 mpg

Keon Howard 6-3 F Sr 3 mpg


MagnoliaHoops 5A Game of the Tournament

Provine vs Clarksdale


 

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 5A Tournament

Marcus Price

Laurel


 

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 5A Tournament

Laurel

Clarksdale

Saltillo

Provine

Wayne County


 

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 5A Tournament

Fr: Kevin Smith 6-0 Clarksdale

So: Jayven Humphrey 6-4 PF Saltillo

Jr: Dontario Drummond 6-3 G/F Laurel

Sr: Enriques Milton 6-2 G Provine


 

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 5A Tournament

1. Enriques Milton 6-2 G Sr Provine

2. Dan Ellington 6-2 F Sr Center Hill

3. Dontario Drummond 6-3 G/F Jr Laurel

4. Jarkel Joiner 6-1 G Jr Oxford

5. Rameik Wallace 6-2 Sr SF Wayne County