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Middle Tennessee February report from Andre Whitehead

12, Feb 2024

Middle Tennessee February report from Andre Whitehead

The weather outside was frightful but we managed to sludge our way through January. Let's see what went down in the Volunteer State this past month.


Daniel Bilbrey (Livingston Academy) has been putting up points for "Hogeye" that hasn't been seen since the days of Chase Dunn. Bilbrey was masterful in January dropping 33 against Clarkrange and adding 31 against Stone Memorial.

Cade Capps (Stone Memorial) is turning heads once again. The junior sharpshooter was named a finalist for Mr. Basketball after a month that saw him drop 42 against DeKalb County, 40 against Livingston Academy, 29 against Cumberland County in Round 1 and then 26 against them in Round 2.

Blake Dean (Ezell-Harding) has burst upon the Tennessee landscape in his final season. The senior guard was simply outstanding in January dropping a 30-piece on Friendship Christian while moving past the 1,000-point barrier for his career.

Here's a cool story. Two guys recently named as finalists for the Mr. Basketball award both dropped a 32 spot on their respective opponents. Jayden Jones (Goodpasture) against DCA and Kavion Jones (BGA) against state-ranked Providence Christian.

Jeremy Jackson (Columbia Academy) has something to say. The junior guard made his statement with a fantastic January including a 27-point effort against BGA and a 25 spot against the Webb School. He also found himself moving on past the 1,000-point barrier of his young career.



Ty Cobb (Upperman) first things first, great name. The freshman sensation is turning heads in this portion of the state. As his confidence level has grown so have his scoring efforts. How about a 31 piece against Livingston Academy followed up with 29 against DeKalb County.

A new rule, I cannot publish one of these stories without mentioning Jett Montgomery (Independence). The Southern Mississippi signee was awarded a spot as a finalist for the coveted Mr. Basketball award after a month that saw him drop 33 points on Brentwood, 29 against Nolensville and 27 against Centennial.

Cam Blivens (Lipscomb Academy) is a name that keeps coming up when researching for this article. How is this for a solid month a 31 piece against CPA and a 29 spot against Pope Prep.

Trae Rideau (Clarksville Academy) has been a fixture on this list this season. This month is no exception as the youngster dropped 32 against Davidson Academy and 26 on MTCS.

Jacob Amonett (Pickett County) continues the long tradition of this sir name in Bobcat history dropping a 41-point effort against Clarkrange and moving past the 1,000-point mark for his career.

Here are some additional big-time scoring efforts for Middle Tennessee during January.

Auden Slaughter (Santa Fe) 41pts vs. Cornersville

Camden Cole (Eagleville) 39pts vs. Cascade

Auden Slaughter (Santa Fe) 39pts vs. Richland

Kenny Ellis (Green Hill) 35pts vs. Father Ryan

Demarion Locke (Cannon County) 32pts vs. Forrest

T.J. Gobble (Lawrence County) 30pts vs. Central Magnet

Gunnar Lewis (CPA) 30pts vs. Butler County (KY)

Mason Brown (Central Magnet) 29pts vs. Fulton

Daniel Cochran (Brentwood) 29pts vs. Summit

Colby Jones (Friendship) 27pts vs. Davidson Academy

Brady Driver (Macon County) 26pts vs. White House

Louis Taylor (White House) 26pts vs. Cheatham County

Ryan Worrell (White House) 26pts vs. Macon County

Fred Bailey (Pope Prep) 25pts vs. Brentwood Academy

Jaiden Claybrook (Antioch) 25pts vs. Cane Ridge


Tyler Tanner (Brentwood) has made his big push for the coveted Mr. Basketball award. The senior guard and Vanderbilt signee slid past the 2,000-point barrier for his career and along the way dropped a career-high 51 markers against CPA and added a cool 42 spot against Father Ryan.

Tavion Comage (Webb School) will forever link his name into Feet folklore as the senior moved past the 1,000-point barrier for his career.

Carter Webb (Siegel) is among the best players in the Mid-State that very few folks talk about, this needs to change. The junior guard made some school history this month surpassing the 1,000-point mark to etch his name into Siegel Nation history.

Dominic Reed (Centennial) has excelled on the gridiron and also found some time to be among the best on the hardwood in his area. Reed made some noise this month moving past the 1,000-point barrier for his career.

Ayden Glenn (Zion Christian) and Gabe Davenport (Columbia Academy) forever etched their names in school folklore moving past the 1,000-point mark for their respective schools.

Andre Whitehead
State Editor

Andre Whitehead is the longtime editor of Tennessee Prep Hoops. He is the director of the Rocky Top High School Fall League, Rocky Top D-League and the Tennessee Prep Hoops Best in State.