6A Preseason Preview

6A-1

Southaven

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 16

Key Players

Taze Moore 6-5 Sr  

Mississippi Hoops Report #4 ranked Sr

MAC All-Star

Mahrion Butler 6-2 Sr

KJ Davis 5-8 Sr PG

Kenny Miller 5-11 Sr

Daylon Fox 6-0 Sr

Jamerick Moton 6-0 Jr

Tawayne Lockett 5-11 Jr

Matthew Randolph 6-0 Sr

TJ Martin 5-11 So

Key Games

Dec 28-30 Coca Cola Classic at Hattiesburg

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC vs Tupelo

Olive Branch

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 50

Key Players

Antavion Collum 6-6 Fr G

4 star Future150  #67 ranked Fr in the country

D.J. Jeffries 6-7 Fr F

5 star Future150  #10 ranked Fr in the country

Desoto Central

Last season MaxPreps rank: 74

Key Players

Justin Flakes 6-0 Sr G

Tavares McGlaun 5-10 Sr G

Jalan Roberson 6-0 Sr G

Jaylan Shelton 5-10 Sr G

Trae Burcham 5-10 Sr G

Key Games

Nov 7 Quistor Classic at Olive Branch

Nov 21 Jack Flynn Classic at Horn Lake vs Ridgeway TN

Nov 23 Mustang Turkey Shootout at Center Hill vs KIPP Collegiate Memphis TN

Nov 24  Mustang Turkey Shootout at Center Hill vs Memphis Central TN

Dec 12 BIGG Christmas Classic at Biggersville vs Myrtle

Dec 21 at Muscle Shoals AL

Jan 5 at Christian Brothers TN

Jan 16 North Pontotoc Shootout

Jan 26 at Munford TN

Horn Lake

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 12

Key Players

Jitaurious Gordan  5-11 Jr G

D’Ayerian Montgomery 5-11 Sr G

Carlos Thomas 6-8 Sr   F

Mississippi Hoop Report #21 ranked Sr

Key Games

Nov 7 Clarksdale Classic vs Greenwood

Nov 10 Marion AR

Nov 21 Jack Flynn Shootout vs Shannon

Nov 28 Greenville Weston Shootout

Dec 5 Cordova TN Classic vs Memphis East TN

Dec 12 BIGG Christmas Classic at Biggersville vs Aberdeen

Dec 15 Arlington TN

Dec 18-19 Joe Horne Christmas Classic at Columbus

Dec 29  Fayette-Ware TN Christmas Classic

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC Fulton vs Lee Huntsville AL

Jan 23 Aberdeen Shootout vs Starkville


6A-2

Tupelo

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 15

Key Players

Tre Jenkins 6-2 Sr

Tyjii Hereford 5-8 Jr

E.J. Fuller 6-4 Sr

Nick Ratliff 6-2 Jr

Key Games

Nov 7 NEO Hound Dog Classic at Tupelo vs Okolona

Nov 28 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic at Corinth vs Lausanne TN

Dec 12 BIGG Christmas Classic at Biggersville vs Baldwyn

Dec 18 All-American Shootout at Tupelo vs Booker T Washington TX

Dec 19 All-American Shootout at Tupelo va Yates Houston TX

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC Fulton vs Southaven

Jan 9 Tangle on the Trail at Pontotoc vs Hot Springs AR

Hernando

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 98

Key Games

Dec 28 Hickory Flat Classic vs Byhalia

Dec 29 Hickory Flat Classic vs Hickory Flat

Dec 30 Hickory Flat Classic vs Kossuth

South Panola

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 183

Key Players

Andre Gleaton Sr G

Key Games

Dec 1 Cleveland Winter Tournament vs Greenville St. Joseph

Dec 3 Cleveland Winter Tournament vs Cleveland

Columbus

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 18

Key Players

Javante McDavid 5-11 Sr PG

Cameron Douglas 6-4 Sr G

TJ Gray 6-0 Sr G

Jarvis Jackson 6-4 Sr SG

Chris Deloach 6-6 Sr F

Chris Blair 6-4 Jr SF

Jaquan Hines 6-6  F

Tobias Smith 6-0 Jr G

Artaveious McDyess 6-8 Sr F

Mississippi Hoop Report #30 ranked Sr

Demetrius Clopton 6-8 Sr PF

Mississippi Hoop Report #7 ranked Sr, MAC All-star

Jartavious Dobbs 6-9 Sr C

Mississippi Hoop Report #20 ranked Sr

Robert Woodard 6-6 So SF

4 star Future 150 ranked #15 So in the nation

5 star ESPN ranked #20 So in the nation

4 star Rivals ranked #12 So in the nation

4 star 247 Composite ranked #42 So in the nation

4 star 247 ranked #25 So in the nation

4 star Scout ranked #1 ranked So in MS

Mississippi Hoop Report #1 ranked So in MS

Key Games

Nov 21 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Provine

Nov 27 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth vs Madison Academy AL

Nov 28 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth vs Miller Grove GA

Jan 23 Hot Bed Classic in New Albany vs J O Johnson AL


6A-3

Starkville

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 3

6A State Champ

Key Players

Tyson Carter 6-3 Sr

MAC All Star

4 star Future 150 #95 ranked Sr in the nation

4 star ESPN #2 ranked Sr in MS

4 star Rivals #62 ranked Sr in nation

4 star 247 Composite #91 ranked Sr in nation

4 star 247 #108 ranked Sr in nation

4 star Scout #78 ranked Sr in nation

Mississippi Hoop Report #2 ranked Sr

Jessie Little 6-9 Jr

3 star ESPN #4 Jr in MS

Mississippi Hoop Report #4 ranked Jr

Keith Harris 6-0 Sr

Key Games

Nov 7 West Point Classic vs West Point

Nov 21 Neshoba Central Classic

Nov 27 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth vs J O Johnson AL

Nov 28 Starkville Thanksgiving Classic

Dec 18 All-American Shootout at Tupelo vs Yates Houston TX

Dec 19 All-American Shootout at Tupelo vs Booker T Washington TX

Dec 29-30 Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump

Jan 2 New Hope Classic

Jan 9 Tangle on the Trail at Pontotoc vs Southwest Christian AR

Jan 18 Rumble in the South at MS College vs Callaway

Jan 23 Aberdeen Shootout vs Horn Lake

Madison Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 8

Key Players

Marquiez “Shunn” Buchanan 5-11 Sr G

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report # 10 ranked Sr

Northwest Rankin

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 109

Key Games

Nov 7  Germantown Maverick Classic vs Kosciusko

Nov 14 Kosciusko Shootout vs Amanda Elzy

Dec 18 Holiday Classic at Ridgeland vs Pearl

Callaway

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 1

Xcellent25 #16 in the nation

5A State Champ

Key Players

Decardo Day 6-3 Sr PG

Mississippi Hoop Report #6 ranked Sr

2 star Scout

Damion Moore 6-10 Sr C

3 star ESPN #4 ranked Sr in MS

Mississippi Hoop Report # 5 ranked Sr

3 star Rivals

2 star Scout

MAC All-star

Kassim Nicholson 6-6 Jr G

Mississippi Hoop Report #8 ranked Jr

Tanarrio Ransburgh 6-2 So G

Javari Thigpen 6-6 Sr

Key Games

Nov 20 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Murrah

Nov 27 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth vs Cordova TN

Nov 28 Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth vs J O Johnson AL

Jan 18 Rumble in the South at MS College vs Starkville


6A-4

Murrah

Last season MaxPreps rank: 40

Key Players

Billy Thompson 5-11 Sr G

Jonas James III 6-0 Jr G

Mississippi Hoop Report #13 ranked Jr

Eric Thornton 6-1 Jr G

Mississippi Hoop Report #16 ranked Jr

Damien Dear 6-0 So

Mississippi Hoop Report #8 ranked So

Patrick Wigley 5-9 So

Jaquaris Harris 5-6 So

Key Games

Nov 20 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Callaway

Clinton

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 44

Key Players

Amias Lewis 6-1 Sr

JaWaun Taylor 6-0 Sr

Roberts Davis 6-2 Jr G

Malik Wilson 5-11 Sr SG

Galin Smith 6-8 Jr F/C

Mississippi Hoop Report #3 ranked Jr

Key Games

Nov 7 Florence Shootout

Nov 27 Clinton Thanksgiving Challenge

Dec 28-30 Coca Cola Classic at Hattiesburg

Dec 23 New Albany Hot Bed Classic vs Pelham AL

Warren Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 82

Key Players

Kelvin Lui 5-3 So G

Chavis Smith 6-0 So G

Jessie Wilson 5-9 Jr G

Jacques Jones G

Shunterrance Walton 6-1 Jr G

Walt Hopson 6-0 So G

Jalen Allen 6-1 So G

Travonte Allen 6-0 Sr G

Ja’markus Prentiss 5-3 So G

JaQuan Woods 6-3 Sr F

Mathis NchKwube 6-4 Jr F

Chris Rushing 6-3 So F

Deon Woods 6-5 So F

De’Arius Henyard 6-2 So F

Juwan Sweet 6-2 So G

Raleigh Floyd 6-3 Jr F

Chris Early 6-3 So F

Kevin Virges 6-2 Jr G

Key Games

Dec 19 Ridgeland Shootout vs Cleveland

Greenville

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 9

Key Players

Eric Brown 6-2 Sr

Deshaven Flowers 6-4 Sr

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report #14 ranked Sr

Charles McFarland 6-2 Jr

Marquell Carter 6-5 Sr

Eric Grossley 6-4 Sr

Key Games

Nov 21 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill

Nov 28 Greenville Weston Shootout

Dec 29 Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump at Starkville

Jan 18 MLK Classic at Lanier


6A-5

Brandon

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 6

Meridian

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 4

Key Games

Nov 7 Holmes County Central Classic vs Velma Jackson

Nov 28 Clinton Thanksgiving Shootout

Dec 26-30 Chick-Fil-A Invitational in Atlanta, GA

Jan 30 Bay Springs Shootout

Petal

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 147

Key Players

Tirus (Ty) Smith 6-8 Jr F

Mississippi Hoop Report #6 ranked Jr

Marquise Bridges 6-1 So G

Mykah Brown 6-0 So G

Tyrek Moody 5-10 Sr G

Todd Stewart 5-10 Jr G

Treylan Smith 6-4 8th G

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champion Classic vs Presbyterian Christian

Dec 19 Wayne County Holiday Hoops vs Laurel

Dec 28-29 Pearl Christmas Tournament

Oak Grove

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 47


6A-6

Pearl

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 19

Key Players

Brandon Boston 6-6 Sr F

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report #17 ranked Sr

JaQuan Gatlin 6-0 Sr PG

Isiah Brown 6-2 Sr SG

Matt Owens 6-6 Jr C

Davion Escoffery 5-11 Jr G

Key Games

Nov 7 Tip-Off Classic vs Lawrence County

Nov 14  Kosciusko Shootout vs Raymond

Nov 21 Neshoba Central Shootout

Nov 23-24 Lawrence County Thanksgiving Tournament

Dec 18  Holiday Classic at Ridgeland vs Northwest Rankin

Dec 28-29 Pearl Christmas Tournament

Jan 2 Rumble on the River at ICC Fulton vs Pontotoc

Terry

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 78

Key Players

Malik Henry 6-4 Sr G

Jimmy Burse 6-4 Sr G

Arturro Bingham 6-4 So F

Key Games

Nov 7 Bulldog Classic at Lanier

Dec 21 Ridgeland Classic

Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr Classic at Lanier

Jim Hill

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 79

Key Games

Nov 21 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Forest Hill

Jan 18 Lanier MLK Classic vs Raymond

Forest Hill

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 17

Key Players

Arthur Johnson 6-0 Jr G

Thomas Grayson 6-2 Jr F/G

Kortlon Hubbard Jr F

Kenna Bryant So G/F

Ken Evans Fr G

Ladarius Marshall 6-6 So F

4 star Future 150 ranked #18 So in the country

3 star 247 Composite ranked #54 So in the country

4 star 247 ranked #27 So in the country

3 star Scout

Mississippi Hoop report ranked #2 So

Key Games

Nov 7 Bulldog Classic at Lanier vs Raymond

Nov 20 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Provine

Nov 21 Orsmond Jordan Showcase at Forest Hill vs Jim Hill

Nov 27 Capital City Hoops at Clinton

Dec 18-19 Joe Horne Classic at Columbus

Dec 26-29 JPS Pepsi Tournament at Forest Hill

Jan 18 Rumble in the South at MS College


6A-7

D’Iberville

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 101

Key Players

Zachary Scales 5-10 Sr PG

Evan Howard 6-8 Sr PF/C

MAC All-star

Mississippi Hoop Report #19 ranked Sr

Key Games

Nov 7  Petal Classic vs Hattiesburg

Dec 18-19 Biloxi Tournament

Dec 28-30 Coca Cola Classic at Hattiesburg

Jan 16 Chevron Classic at Pascagoula

George County

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 85

Key Games

Nov 9 at Montgomery Semmes AL

Nov 12-14 Perry Central Tournament

Dec 12 Melvin Booker Shootout at Moss Point

Ocean Springs

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 83

Key Players

Charles Bateman 6-3 Sr

Rodrec Persons 6-2 Sr SF

De’onta Burchfield 6-0 Sr

Malcolm Magee So

Key Games

Nov 7 St. Martin Super Saturday

Nov 28 Ocean Springs Thanksgiving Shootout

Dec 3-4 FCAHS Tournament

Dec 29-30 Baldwin County AL Christmas Tournament

Jan 16 Pascagoula Chevron Classic

Jan 30 Hoopfest

St. Martin

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 25

Key Players

Stacee St. Julian 6-1 Sr PG

MAC All Star

Mississippi Hoop Report #15 ranked Sr

Jalen Lett 6-5 Sr G/F

Johnnelius Anderson 6-5 G/F

Daetren Bivens 6-0 Jr SG

Monte Moultrie 6-4 Sr SF

Kaleb Clark 6-2 SG

Key Games

Nov 7  St. Martin Super Saturday

Nov 23 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs BC Rain Mobile AL

Nov 24 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Laurel

Nov 25 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Velma Jackson

Dec 17-19 Disney World Tournament

Dec 28-30 Gulfport Christmas Tournament

Jan 18  Martin Luther King Jr Shootout in Biloxi

Jan 30 Hoopsfest


6A-8

Biloxi

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 38

Key Players

Marques McGee 6-5 Sr C

Jaylen Chiles 5-8 Sr G

Key Games

Nov 23 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Velma Jackson

Nov 24 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs BC Rain Mobile AL

Nov 25 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Laurel

Gulfport

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 39

Key Games

Nov 23 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Laurel

Nov 24 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs Velma Jackson

Nov 25 Joe Barlow Thanksgiving Invitational at St Martin vs BC Rain Mobile AL

Dec 1 Faith Academy AL

Hancock

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 94

Key Games

Nov 7 Petal Champions Classic vs Wayne Co

Nov 10-14 Pass Christian Tournament

Nov 23-24 Hancock Tournament

Dec 12 War on the Shore

Jan 9 Hoopfest

Harrison Central

Last Season MaxPreps rank: 139

Key Players

Raju Blackston 5-10 Sr

Isaiah Steele 6-3 Jr

Daquan Perkins 6-4 So

Dajon Whitworth 5-11 So

Johnathan Floyd 5-9 Sr

Key Games

Dec 8 at Faith Academy AL

Jan 25 Faith Academy AL