Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 08/30/19 9:00 AM

Cordova head coach Terrance Scales had to rely on a slew of sophomores last season to win games. That group went through growing pains but grew up at the same time.

Right before the Class AAA District 14 Tournament, The Wolfpack’s young players took a senior-led Bartlett team to 15 rounds on the Panthers’ senior night on Feb. 8, 2019, signaling the hunger and fierceness of Cordova.

After finishing 19-9, Scales’ junior class is a year older and has a better understanding of what it takes to win in Class AAA in Tennessee. Heading into Labor Day, the Wolfpack had been in the gym, playing five-on-five.

And it seemed as if Cordova has made the right strides to be a solid force in 3A. Junior guard RJ Seals, 5-foot-11, has gotten stronger and is simply tough. Junior guard Markelion Hines, 5-9, hasn’t lost a step in transition. He still has a solid jump shot. Junior wing Jordan Hamilton, 6-4, has taken the responsibility to start hitting the boards. He’s deadly from 3-point range. Jordan’s brother, Kendall Hamilton, 6-6, has slimmed down and will be a solid stretch four if he continues to knock down shots inside the 3-point line.


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