We are now in the home stretch of the season as teams are in important region games. Some big non-region games are still being played at one-day showcases, too.

2019 Tuscumbia (AL) Deshler point guard J.P.

Now that we are a week into the 2018 part of the season, things remain roughly the same in this week's update of the Power Poll.

MEMPHIS, TN - A full schedule at the ARS Rescue Rooter Penny Hardaway National HoopFest at White Station High School left a lot to like.

OLIVE BRANCH, MS -Tickets were gone before 10 a.m. on Friday morning for the Memphis East game at Olive Branch High School.

The holiday tournaments have been put in the attic for another year and several Georgia teams took care of business away and here in the state.

MARIETTA, GA - The Tournament of Champions is quickly becoming a must-attend event in metro Atlanta and the action on Thursday was big-time.

Hoover’s annual Big Orange Classic continued on Thursday with some of the best teams in the Birmingham area present.

Here are some things I liked from Hoover…

ACWORTH, GA - Pulling up a chair for the eighth year of the Lake City Classic on Thursday and there was a lot to like from bracket play. Here’s a rundown of the highlights. 

FORT MYERS, FL - The City of Palms once again delivered as the top high school tournament in the country.

ACWORTH, GA - The action tipped off on Wednesday at the Lake City Classic and Tai Young was 

The first day of the Classic tipped off on Tuesday at Grissom High School. With some of the top teams in north Alabama present, we were able to see some of the state’s best talent.

Last year during the Steel City Invitational, 2019 Vestavia Hills (AL) big man Paul Michael Hargrove stood 6-foot-5 and showed some promise as a potential Division II prospect.


FORT MYERS, FL - The championship rounds of the City of Palms crank up the excitement levels here in Southwest Florida.

HOMEWOOD, AL – It didn’t take long for spectators in the Pete Hanna Center to realize that Paul Bryant senior guard Jared Sherfield was feeling it on Thursday.

FORT MYERS, FL - As the City of Palms moves forward, the games become even more competitive and the star power digs deep and plays like you’d expect them to play like.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The 2017 Chick-Fil-A Classic is absolutely loaded and the star power showed out on Thursday. Here are Tai’s 5 top performers. 

Atlanta native Ashton Hagans is staying home and will play at the University of Georgia. The five-star point guard decided he was ready to call an end to his recruitment on Thursday night.