Posted On: 05/20/18 11:27 PM

Welcome them home!  The champions are back in town, masquerading as ordinary humans.

These young men and their slightly older (you are welcome) coaches are no longer ordinary humans.  For this weekend they did what many tried to do, but few could accomplish.

They became champions.

That quiet weekend smooshed between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day rarely makes much news.  Tennessee AAU programs both left the state and stayed nearby within the borders.  Many of the Tennessee AAU teams returned champions.

These are their stories.



TeamAge GroupEventFinal OpponentTop Players
Tennessee Court Kings15uMSYSFranklin ForceLuke Conger, Darrow Parrish, Josh Cole, Marcus Trotter
Memphis Showtime 202017u (playing up)MHYSAMississippi Juice
Sevier County Select17u (playing up)Pigeon Forge Mayhem in May40:31 Eagles (OH)Wesley Maples, Camden Burden
CBG 15uRumble in the Peach StateTeam Force (NC)
EAB 17u17uBob Gibbons Tournament of ChampionsLouisville MagicKJ Johnson
Memphis Disciples16uBrandon Wade
Chattanooga Elite Navy 17u17uF150Blake Pruitt, Shannon Walker
Chattanooga Steam17uMSYSManhood 101
Ambition Supreme16uSuper 64 Exposure ShowcaseRTB Elite



Battling for a title, the Tennessee Court Kings 15u stifled two strong players.

“We held Reed Kemp and Matt Thurman, both of Franklin to three points and ten points (respectively),” shared TN Court Kings Head Coach Parrish.  “Josh Cole and Darrow Parrish had big weekends.”