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Posted On: 11/23/18 12:44 PM
Stuffed into March, included in the Memphis East Mustang march to championship, was a dominating Bearden High School run.
Bearden’s fleet of then-juniors (Ques Glover, Trent Stephney, Kordel Kah, etc.) advanced to the Class AAA semifinals only to fall to eventual champion MEHS.
Which colleges will house the Bearden boys? Are they signed or signing?
Aftet missing last season with injury Class of 2020 Tyler Nordin plays heavy minutes now until Shamarcus Brown and Roman are fully prepared physically. “He is going to be a pretty good D3/D2 player,” said Coach Parrott. “6-foot-3 guard/wing. (Nordin) is a Webb transfer.
An undersized forward Kordell brings admirable toughness every minute.
“He is our post presence right now,” said Coach Parrott. “With Drew and Shamarcus out Kordel is holding us together. He is leaning towards Maryville College.”
Maryvillle College is a Division III school in Tennessee.
“They are pursuing him pretty hard. He has looked at walking at Navy. Some interest. He plays hard. He shoots it. He has a nice stroke. Pretty good IQ.”
“Senior forward Shamarcus Brown has been to EKU and Chattanooga this year on football visits,” said Coach Parrott.
Presbyterian College inquired about Brown “around the summer. Carson-Newman requested film on him the other day. At 6-foot-5 he can be much bigger. I think he is a sleeper for somebody.”
Drew Pember signed to University of Tennessee. He could have waited out his recruitment and possibly lured bigger programs, but Knoxville is where he feels at home.
Drew Pember is ranked #7 prospect in the state.
Despite a dozen D1 offers Ques Glover elected not to sign last week.
“He has had one official visit to Charlotte,” said Bearden Head Coach Jeremy Parrott. “We have had all kinds of guys trying to get him on campus. He is holding out. He thinks he is at that high-major caliber.”
Glover is betting on himself and attempting to play his way into a HM scholarship offer or two.
An ACC shool inquired in the spring.
“If you could have seen what I just saw you would understand why he feels that way, said Coach Parrott.”
St. Bonaventure has huge interest lately. Murray State is expressing huge interest lately for the #11 prospect in Tennessee.
“Grand Canyon, Yale, etc. have been in here (to evaluate),” said Coach Parrott. “To me it is a head scratcher. He is a full-qualifier, 24 ACT, 3.3 GPA.”
Skills. Brains. Drive. Toughness.
Apparently height is the holdup. Coaches will come around. His strengths are too strong to pass over.
“If you are seeing him as 6’0″ guard, (then) you are mislabeling him,” said Coach Parrott. “Vermont HC said, ‘I dont care how tall he is I want him right now.’ He was Loyola’s top point guard prospect. But he decided to pass. They moved (on).”
As the 12th best @PrepHoopsTN prospect in 2019 Stephney should have more buzz.
Tennessee Tech offered him a year ago.
“Trent is a little bit of an anomoly,” said Bearden Head Coach Parrott. ‘Are we going to have grades?’ That is the big thing with him. He checks all the boxes expect the full qualifier right now. I think Trent’s big thing is he is probably our best passer. He may be our best IQ as far as who needs to get the ball at the right time. He could play the one.”
Trent kind of exists as a combo guard. Coach Parrott contends he is a point guard in college. He reminds of a D.J. Augustin or Monta Ellis with a scorer’s mind.
Thin yet speedy, Roman Robinson has some college potential.
Roman played well last spring in the state tournament against certain collegebound players.
“The 6-foot-3 shooting guard might be a NAIA or D3 player with the right exposure,” said Coach Parrott. He doesn’t have a lot of buzz recruiting. “Roman to me is a D3/NAIA guy.”
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