Posted On: 01/10/19 11:45 PM

It took a minute for the backcourt of Memphis East to hit its stride, but it finally did, thanks to the bumps and bruises it took early in the season.

There were questions about how Antonio Thomas would come in and have an impact at the point guard spot after the departure of Alex Lomax. Thomas, who came from Ridgeway High School, was quickly met with lofty expectations from day one.

Yet, he didn’t get frustrated whenever he turned the basketball over or didn’t make the right pass. His coach, Jevonte Holmes, just kept telling Thomas to keep playing. Senior shooting guard Derrein Merriweather knows what it takes to win a state championship.

He played a reserve role last season

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