Posted On: 04/28/21 1:30 AM

The Cleveland Blue Raiders may not have won TSSAA Class AAA Boys’ State Tournament Championship this past season, but head coach Reggie Tucker still led a group of winners.

He’s been leading soldiers for awhile now.

And those winners Tucker has been able to coach for the past two seasons have received basketball scholarships.

Seniors Kley McGowan Kley McGowan 6'4" | SG Cleveland | 2021 State TN and Grant Hurst are following in the footsteps of Morrell Schramm (East Tennessee State University) and Jacobi Wood (Belmont) as both have committed to Lee University and University of Tennessee at Martin, respectively.

Coach Tucker was a viable presence on Monday as McGowan and Hurst signed their national letters of intent to the programs they’re planning to spend the next four years of their lives at.

Yes, a gold ball this past season would have been a stamp of approval of Tucker’s success as the leader of the program, but to send his players off prepared for the next level is an everlasting victory.

Mission accomplished.

"It’s always a special moment to watch your boys accomplish their dreams of being college student-athletes," Tucker said. "Both players are true examples of what hard work, toughness, commitment to our program, commitment to the

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