Posted On: 03/4/19 8:50 PM
Eight of the 16 Class AAA teams competing Monday night will play in the State Tournament.
Read about the players that made it happen.
Evan Drennan, 6’3 PF (Brentwood) — 2020
Evan Drennan completed a couple catch-and-finish shots on the block.When Bretnwood was hunting for any kind of consistent offense, Drennan powered his way to high percentage layup looks. Drennon was not flashy, but extremely effective in the desperate first half moments on the road. He finished with four points.
Ben MIlls, 6’6″ F (Brentwood) — 2019
Senior Ben Mills made the biggest individual defensive play of the night. Chasing down the jet-quick Kavon Blankenship, Mills swatted away of certain layup. If Blankenship made the two points, then Station Camp would have trailed 49-45 with a minute remaining. Mills’ block and the ensuing transition upfloor widened the gap to an unmanageable deficit for Station Camp.
He scored 17 points.
Preston Moore, 5’9 PG (Brentwood) — 2019
Starting point guard Preston Moore was not great, merely effective. Preston did a solid job defending Kavon Blankonship and more importantly kept his team in command of the game late with poise and made free throws. Though they were clearly in a hostile environment Preston imbued his teammates with confidence and an assurance they sorely needed.
Moore scored six points.
James Wiseman, 7’0″ C (Memphis East) — 2019
Though pulled with the sizable lead late, James Wiseman sill accumulated nine blocks against Bolton.
Ques Glover, 5’11” PG (Bearden) — 2019
Top 12 senior in the state, Ques Glover lead all scorers with 19 points in an expected, but challenging win over Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett. Bearden returns to Class AAA State Quartfinals with their entire team back from 2018.
Reese Glover, 5’8 G (Franklin) — 2019
The Golden Glove, Reese Glover poured in 36 points in an easy victory.
Matthew Murrell, 6’2 WG (Whitehaven) — 2020
The third best prospect in Tennessee’s Class of 2020, Matthew Murrell scored 18 points Monday in perhaps the most hostile Sectional environment…Bartlett High.
Marae Foreman, 5’7 PG (Dobyns-Bennett) — 2019
Marae scored 16 points, which few players have done all season against Bearden High. During Marae’s career Dobyns-Bennett improved from 5 wins to 12 wins to 29 wins to 30 wins. He started all four of those seasons and played an enormous role in transforming the program.
Jamaal Walker, 6’5 WG (East Hamilton) — 2019
Walking into the game in a walking boot, Jamaal Walker didn’t look like a volume scorer or team leader. In a loss to Oakland High, Jamaal scored 29 points on 13-17 shooting. His performance was incredible.
Wesley Maples, 6’5 WG (Sevier County) — 2020
WE’RE GOING TO STATE!!! pic.twitter.com/U9q035uUou
— Cleveland Basketball (@CBR_Basketball) March 5, 2019
Marvin Castro, 5’10” PG (Sevier County) — 2020
Camden Burden, 6’2″ F (Sevier County) — 2021
Burden gave 11 points to the balanced scoring effort Monday night. His Smoky Bears won their 25th game of the season.
— SCHS SGA (@SGA_SCHSBears) March 5, 2019
Camden McElhaney, 6’5 F (Sevier County) — 2020
Other Great Sectional Hoopers: Jake Agee (Sevier County), Trent Stephney (Bearden), Shamarcus Brown (Bearden).