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Posted On: 05/5/18 2:41 PM

Jerry Epley runs the Tennessee Vision AAU program, a splinter group off Kentucky Vision’s original program.  Coach Epley’s 17u team captured one title this spring already.  In defeating Texas Jazz Elite April 22nd at DTG Live the Tennessee Vision cultivated a winning reputation.

Elijah Kemp (2019) tugged away the MVP by scoring 20 points in the title tilt.

Coach Epley describes Elijah Kemp as”very athletic and can jump out of the gym.  Complete guard that is very hard to defend.”

Two unsigned seniors helped the Tennessee Vision win in Atlanta.  Leo McCray and Mykal Hampton are both 2018 players and Dylan Basham is the lone 2020 on the squad.

17u: Champions: Tennessee Vision  

        Runner-up: Texas Jazz Eite

 

The 6-foot-2 Leo McCray saw nine minutes of action in Clarksville Northeast’s Class AAA state quarterfinal.  He also scored a basket on his only shot of the state semifinal loss to Whitehaven.  As May hit McCray was still seeking a college home for his high motor.

TN Vision 17u wing Kelby Epley really helps stretch the defense with his 53% three-point shooting.  According to Coach Epley, Kelby buried 17 of his 32 outside shots.  The 16 points per game really helped finish the mission.

Coach Epley needs his only sophomore Dylan Basham for a number of reasons.

Joining Basham in the frontcourt are a pair of 6-foot-8 forwards, Jon Calvery and raw wing James Harrison.  Todd County junior Calvery routinely registers a double-double.  He put 16 points on broadly-talented Rossview team in February.

The three remaining players for Tennessee Vision 17u are defender Clayte Weathers, burly Reggie Powell, and scorer Mykal Hampton.