Top 10 Rankings In High School

Darrell Brown Jr (2016)
Darrell Brown Jr (2016)

Top 10 High Schools

1. Hamilton High School 2-0 – Dedric and KJ Lawson are the best duo in the state, both University of Memphis commits led their team to the state last year and will not only be looking to go but win it this year. They also have 6’3 Romero Hill, a combo guard who will be relied upon for his shooting and scoring but also as a handler at times as well. 6’7 Tarrance Baker is as athletic as any in the city and will be at 12 to 17 point scorer this year along with 8 to 10 rebounds. 6’7 Janerio Pettis is super long but also new to a team that is a front runner in Triple A. He gives them shot blocking and some rebounding and Jarvis Morgan and Charles Telford will handle the ball a lot, with Telford being a pest defensively. They have already had a tough one in Mitchell where they won on the road but do have them again on the schedule this month

2.Southwind High School 7-0 – Undefeated right now, this is a strong team led by Donte Dorsey, Ole Miss commit and a good mix of young and experienced talent in Lucky Cheatham, a junior pg, freshman Mark Freeman and Malcanee Williams, a 6’6 senior forward. Took down MS State commit Quindary Weatherspoon, a 6’6 2 guard on Saturday to become 7-0. Right now, the favorite in 15AAA once again.

3.Houston High School- 7-2 – Best team no one is hardly talking about, the Mustangs just won the MLK beating Germantown in a tight game, 56-52,  Marlon Hunter is killing it early averaging over 30 points a game. Freshman Ryan Boyce, a 6’5 wing is showing a lot of promise, Kalen Nicholson is steady guard for them along with Jimmy Jenkins. Will be in a fight for district title along with Southwind.

4.Mitchell High School – 3-1 – Have an  early season loss to #1 Hamilton but make no mistake, this is a really good Tigers team. It starts with their trio of guards, Naba Echols, Jeremiah Martin and Kylan Phillips however they have added size in Lorenzo Hunt, a 6’5 forward and brought back another from last year in Devante Shipp, 6’6 and new to the rotation, a young guy to keep an eye on, Mike Fofana, another 6’6 forward who can stretch the floor with the 3 and rebound despite his slender frame.

5. Germantown High School – 6-1 – Don’t know why many thought this team wasn’t going to be pretty good considering they brought everyone back to this years team minus Jake Miller but they replaced him with another shooter in Mike Bamrick, a 11th grader who started at St Benedict as a freshman. Darrell Brown Jr is their leader and will their leading scorer. Brown right now should be on everyone’s list as one of the best guards in the city regardless of class. Other contributors will be Johnathan Bins, Dacota Stone, Rodney Williams who has had some big games already Jacob Ivey. This is a dangerous team.

6.Briarcrest Christian School – 6-0 -Good team with lots of experience in juniors Micah Thomas who’s garnering offers from many including the University of Memphis along with WF Maceo Woodard,  G/F Will Hrubes and point guard Mark French.

7.Fayette Ware High School – 8-0  – After an up and down season last year, this team is looking like a real threat early thanks to another really good junior class led by Mikkel Norment who can really fill it up with the jumper. He’s a D-1 prospect who colleges should be taking notice of! Cortavious Miller, a big strong 6’5 post is the anchor on the block along with Kederrion Rosser, a 6’4 high energy rebounder and Sophmore DJ Jackson, is a 6’5 punishing 3 with ability to hit the jumper with regularity or get to rim and use his strength and finish through fouls. He’s one of the best sophmores in the state and is getting better. They played a close against Cordova last week winning by 1 but have to play them again this Saturday at Cordova at 7:30.

8.Haywood High School – Kyler Douglas, Jordan Varnado and Alandis Delk make up one of the best senior led teams in the area. This group will be in it at the end to go to state!

9.White Station High School – 2-1 – Nych Smith has already posted 2 30 point games so far, expect that number to continue to rise but Dillon Mitchell will also produce some big scoring outputs as well? Who will be that 3rd player to step up for them? Marcus Mitchell, a 6’5 forward or Aaron Strother, a 6’4 G/F who was one of the best players in the city coming out of Middle School but didn’t play during the summer due to surgery.

10.Westwood High School – 3-1 – Double A best team in the city? Big Toriano Stokes a 6’8 rebounding machine along with senior Kalvin Rush who will provide leadership and some scoring along the way.

2016 Dillon Mitchell (Oregon commit)
2016 Dillon Mitchell (Oregon commit)


Elite Invitational Middle School Invitational Schedule

Early Season Favorite In Large Schools
Early Season Favorite In Large Schools


Updated Schedule- 11-06-2014

9:00 am – American Way vs Germantown – Girls

10:15 am – Lester vs MAHS – Girls

11:30 am – Bellevue vs Fayette East – Girls

12:45 pm – Germantown vs Colonial – Boys – Laranquet Monger Jr is a name to remember in 2019 for Colonial.

2:00 – Tunica, MS vs Kate Bond – Boys – Coach Desmond Fason in his new gig has new look team and one that has the look of a state contender led by 6’2 Caleb London.

3:15 – Tunica, MS vs Colonial -Girls – Colonial’s girls might be the second best girls team in the city behind Cordova Middle.

4:30 – Cordova vs MHEA – Girls – The Williams sisters are the best duo in Middle School and have the best girls player in Middle School but they are not alone with a trio of good guards.

5:50 – Lester vs Dexter- Boys – Rebuilding Lester coached by Lamarcus Golden features Isaiah Cathey (2020)

7:10 – Bellevue vs Covington, TN – Boys – Young Bellevue is one of the top teams in small schools locally with Jabari Small and 2019 pg Tyson Banks

8:30 – Cordova vs American Way – Boys – Youth vs experienced Cordova team who got their first win of the year on a buzzer beater by Joe Cooper in the win over Snowden. American Way has a talented group of young guards that are 6th graders and the best middle school player in the city on the boys, 6’7 Chandler Lawson.  If Cordova doesn’t knock them out early, it could be a game but expect Cordova to come out looking for the early big hit on this young team.


American Way Middle
American Way Middle



Kingsbury Middle Falcons “Ready To Fly High”

Kingsbury’s Coach Taylor “Very Excited” About This Team



Kingsbury Middle Might Be The Best Team In Small Schools
Kingsbury Middle Might Be The Best Team In Small Schools



Each year, there is bound to be a shock team out there, a team that no one is expecting to be pretty good and they come out of no where and spoil some people planned trips to the state or planned MAM title game appearances. I think I may have found that team and they are the Kingsbury Middle School Falcons. As talented as any team in the city with their guard play with the Rice twins, Mikell and Michael, wing position with big and very athletic Kevion Mullins and a 7th grader who should be high on post people’s list in 6’2 Johnny Reed, this might be Coach Taylors best team that he’s ever had. Mostly just a one or two man show for Kingsbury in previous years, this team is deep, maybe 10 to 11 players deep and more players to mention including Kelby Jackson, Ronterrio Johnson, 6’0 Justin Williams and another big 7th grader with a future, Christopher Armstrong, this team is good people and in good shape to make a run this year. They have Haywood this year as well as Tigrett coming along with the best team in Middle School, Cordova who they will play home and home with, first game, November 20th against them. Coming off a year where they finished in the Final 4 of the state, Coach Taylor and this group could repeat that and more as I think they might be the best Small Schools team in the city. Am I saying they are definitely going to win the state? No I’m not however, I’m saying, this team should no one get injured and they stay humble, they will be right there at the end of the year.
Probable Starting 5
1. Mikell Rice
2. Michael Rice
3.Kevion Mullins
4.Johnny Reed
5.Darring Smith
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