5A Preseason Preview

5A-1

Center Hill

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 31

Key Games

Dec 15 Brighton TN

Jan 12 Brighton TN

Jan 23 Hot Bed Classic at New Albany vs Memphis Mitchell TN

Clarksdale

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 59

Key Players

Dykelius Grandberry Jr PG

Antavius Humbert 6-3 Sr Wing

Esais Furgde So G

Key Games

Nov 7 Clarksdale Classic vs Coahoma AHS

Nov 17-21 Clarksdale Invitational

Lake Cormorant

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 96

Key Games

Dec 12 I55 Shootout vs West Tallahatchie at North Panola

Lewisburg

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 263


5A-2

New Hope

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 26

Key Players

Terryonte Thomas 6-4 Jr

3 star Future 150 #146 Jr in nation

Mississippi Hoop Report # 11 ranked Jr

Willie Ousley 5-11 Sr

Toddy Jennings 6-6 Sr

Key Games

Nov 7 West Point Classic vs Houston

Nov 28 Starkville Thanksgiving Classic

Dec 18-19 Joe Horne Christmas Classic at Columbus

Jan 1-2 New Hope Classic

Jan 16 North Pontotoc Classic

Oxford

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 14

Key Players

Jarkel Joiner 6-1  Jr G

DK Metcalf 6-5 Sr F

MAC All Star

Key Games

Nov 14 Public vs Private at Oxford vs Hillcrest Christian

Dec 11 “O” Town Showdown at Oxford vs Jackson Prep

Dec 12 “O” Town Showdown at Oxford vs Two Rivers HS AR

Dec 21-23 Smoky Mountain Classic Gatlinburg TN

Jan 9 Tangle on the Trail in Pontotoc vs Cedar Ridge AR

Saltillo

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 68

Key Players

Jawon Smith 6-5 Sr G/F

Jason Smith 6-5 Sr F

C.J. Dean 5-9 SG

Key Games

Nov 23 Saltillo Tournament vs Pine Grove

Nov 24 Saltillo Tournament

Dec 18-20 Booneville Kiwanis Classic

Dec 28-29 Peggy Bain Invitational at Alcorn Central

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC in Fulton vs Cordova AL

Jan 9 Philadelphia Classic

Jan 14-16 Lee County Tournament at Mooreville

West Point

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 67

Key Games

Nov 7 West Point Classic vs Starkville

Dec 21 Ridgeland Classic vs Canton

Jan 22  Sulligent AL at New Hope

Jan 30 vs Noxubee County at FedEx Forum in Memphis TN


5A-3

Canton

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 115

Key Games

Nov 23-24 South Pike Tournament

Nov 27-28 Battle for the Boot in Baton Rouge LA

Dec 12 I55 Shootout at North Panola

Dec 21 Ridgeland Classic vs West Point

Dec 28-29 St Andrews Holiday Tournament

Germantown

Last Season MaxPreps ranks: 88

Key Players

Emmanuel Dean 6-2 Sr SG

Deiondre Johnson 5-9 Sr PG

Matt Biernat 6-2 Sr SG

Michael Fountain 6-1 Jr G

Zach Jones 6-7 So C

Zach Willis 6-5 So SG

Bryson Thompson 6-1 So PG

Jacobie Graves 5-10 So SG

Hayden Grimes 6-4 Sr C

Key Games

Nov 7 Germantown Maverick Classic vs Vicksburg

Dec 29 Travis Oultaw Slam Dunk at the Hump in Starkville vs Brighton TN and identical twin brother Stanley

Dec 30 Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump in Starkville vs Greenville

Grenada

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 48

Key Players

Trey Spencer 6-4 Sr

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report # 11 ranked Sr

Jay Tavis Dorsey 5-9 Sr PG

Josh Everette 6-0 Sr SG

Christian Cain 6-3 So G/F

Josiah Lewis 6-5 So C

Tyrus Black 6-4 Sr PF

Key Games

Dec 11-12 Tournament in Arkansas

Dec 28-29 Tournament in Missouri

Dec 30-31 Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump in Starkville

Jan 9 Tangle on the Trail in Pontotoc vs Hall Little Rock AR

Holmes County Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 21

Key Players

Jeremy Harrell 6-7 Sr PF

Rodney Mallet 6-1 Sr PG

Robert Boyd 6-0 Sr

Key Games

Nov 7 Holmes County Central Classic vs Madison Central


5A-4

Lanier

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 23

Key Players

Jerez Porter 6-6 Jr G

Mississippi Hoop Report #18 ranked Jr

Denzel McDuffie 6-3 Jr

Mississippi Hoop Report #19 ranked Jr

Jimmy Morton 6-5 Sr

Greg Divinity 6-1 Sr

Key Games

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC Fulton vs Baldwyn

Neshoba Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 51

Ridgeland

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 10

Key Games

Dec 12 Calhoun City Shootout vs Houston

Dec 18-21 Titan Shootout at Ridgeland

Vicksburg

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 46

Key Games

Nov 7 Germantown Maverick Classic

Dec 18 Ridgeland Classic vs Clinton

Jan 18 MLK Classic vs Gentry


5A-5

Laurel

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 7

Key Players

Devon Benson 6-6 Sr G/F

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report #9 ranked Sr

Tromain Crosby 6-4 Jr G/F

Charles Winston 5-7 Jr PG

Donterio Drummond 6-3 Jr G/F

Octavious Cooley 6-4 Sr

Key Games

Nov 23 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament at St Martin vs Gulfport

Nov 24 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament at St Martin vs St Martin

Nov 25 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament at St Martin vs Biloxi

Dec 19 Holiday Hoops at Wayne County vs Petal

South Jones

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 129

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champions Classic vs Picayune

Dec 19 Holiday Havoc Tournament vs Chickasaw AL

Wayne County

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 28

Key Players

RaMeik Wallace 6-3 Sr G

David Gaines 6-4 Jr G

Marquis Powe 6-5 Jr F

Keijen Howard 6-6 Jr F

RaDarrius McFarland 5-10 Jr G

Reggie Stewart 5-9 Sr G

Quentin Pough 6-0 Sr G

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champions Classic vs Hancock

Nov 23-25 Robertsdale Thanksgiving Tournament in Robertsdale AL

Dec 12 Melvin Booker Shootout in Moss Point

Dec 18 Wayne County Holiday Hoops vs Chickasaw AL

Dec 19 Wayne County Holiday Hoops vs Southeast Lauderdale

Dec 28-29 Bay High Christmas Tournament

Jan 16 Chevron Classic in Pascagoula

Jan 18 MLK Classic at Blount High School Mobile AL

Jan 23 Wayne County Rotary Classic vs Faith Academy AL

West Jones

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 62


5A-6

Brookhaven

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 29

Key Games

Jan 16 Central Private Baker LA

Natchez

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 69

Key Games

Dec 28-30 Coca Cola Classic at Hattiesburg

Jan 5 at Ferriday LA

Provine

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 11

Key Players

K.J. Taylor Sr

Enrique Milton 6-1 Sr G

Mississippi Hoop Report #12 ranked SR

Eddie Gallaway 6-8 Sr

3 star ESPN #3 ranked Sr in MS

Key Games

Nov 20 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Forest Hill

Nov 21 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Columbus

Dec 19 All-American Shootout at Tupelo vs Pontotoc

Wingfield

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 56


5A-7

Hattiesburg

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 27

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champions Classic vs D’Iberville

Dec 12 Melvin Booker Classic at Moss Point

Dec 28-30 Coca Cola Classic at Hattiesburg

Pearl River Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 224

Key Players

Donte Stephens 6-4 Sr

AJ Banks So

Matt Spence 5-10 Sr

Donavan Jenkins 6-0 Sr

Jason Long 5-7 So

Matt Garcia 5-8 Jr

Christian Roberts 5-11 Sr

Hayden Dunhurst 5-11 Fr

Willie Reece 5-10 Fr

Key Games

Nov 27 Wildcat Thanksgiving Classic at Pearl River CC

Dec 28-29 Picayune Christmas Tournament

Picayune

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 246

Key Players

Darrius Littles 6-3 Jr F
Gary Travis 6-2 Jr G
Ahmad Lathen 5-8 Jr G
Marvun Arnold 5-10 Fr G

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champions Classic vs South Jones

Stone

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 193


5A-8

Gautier

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 102

Key Players

Mike McWilliams 6-3 Sr F

Kelvin Robertson 5-10 Sr G

Key Games

Nov 7 St Martin Super Saturday

Nov 23-25 Willaimson Tournament

Nov 28 Ocean Springs Shootout

Dec 12 Melvin Booker Classic at Moss Point

Dec 28-29 Bay High Tournament

Jan 2 MS/AL Battle of the Border

Jan 16 Chevron Classic at Pascagoula

Jan 30 Hoops Fest

Long Beach

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 145

Pascagoula

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 41

Key Players

Jacques Belford 6-3 Sr

Illyan Scott 6-4 Sr

AJ McMillian 6-0 Sr

Jaden McCorvey 6-2 Fr

Key Games

Nov 14 Quitman Classic

Nov 28 Ocean Springs Classic

Dec 12 Melvin Booker Classic at Moss Point

Dec 18 Wayne County Holiday Hoops

Dec 28-30 Gulfport Holiday Tournament

Jan 16 Pascagoula Chevron Classic

West Harrison

Last Season MaxPreps ranks: 20

Key Players

De’Anthony Bowie 5-9 Sr PG

MAC All Star

Gulf Coast All Star

Gabriel Barber 6-4 Sr Wing  

Gulf Coast All Star

Quierian Gray 6-1 Jr SG  

Gulf Coast All Star

Gulf Coast All Star Slam Dunk Winner

Key Games

Nov 14 Pass Christian Tournament

Nov 28 Mississippi Hoops Challenge in Clinton

Dec 28-30 Gulfport Christmas Tournament

Jan 18 MLK Classic at Biloxi

Jan 30 Hoopfest

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