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The West Tennesee report from Andre Whitehead

16, Jan 2024

The West Tennesee report from Andre Whitehead

West Tennessee


Jordan Allen (Hillcrest) has been the talk of the Bluff City in the early going. The senior guard has been putting up astounding numbers, try this on for size. He dropped 50 in a game against Kirby, 42 against Craigmont, 40 on Knowledge Academy and 31 large against Usceola (FL).

Nazir Allen (Power Center Academy) put together one of the most impressive stat lines in the new season thus far. The senior scored 34 points and managed to snatch 26 caroms. Now that's a great night folks.

Cooper Haynes (Briarcrest) is unleashing a massive senior season on West Tennessee. The Belmont signee has been busy with high level scoring efforts such as 31 against Covington, 30 against Trezevant and a cool 25 against Chicago Prep.

Scoring Exploits

Malachi Brooks (Union City) is turning heads with a big time senior season thus far. The senior guard has been scoring in bunches including a 32 spot against South Gibson, 31 against Central Hardin (KY), 36 against MBA and a 41 point drop against the Tennessee Heat.

Fred Moore (Humboldt) has quietly been putting up some numbers in the new season. How about a 33 point effort against Ripley and a 27 spot against Crockett County.

Ronald Townes (Southwind) drew some notice with a pair of big time scoring efforts including 31 against Bolton and a 26 piece against Ridgeway.

Here are some other large scoring nights in West Tennessee as we move forward into the new year.

Larry Benson (MBA) 40pts vs. Crosstown

Brady Smith (USJ) 34pts vs. Jellico   

Ashton Hudson (CBHS) 33pts vs. White Hall (AK)

Ayden Melton (Camden Central) 33pts vs. Lexington 

A.J. Mormon (Sacred Heart) 33pts vs. Kirby

Christian Alston (Bartlett) 31pts vs. FACS

Kylan Finch (Gibson County) 30pts vs. Jackson Northside

Julius Thedford (Cordova) 30pts vs. Jonesboro (AR)

Sha Williams (Clarksburg) 30pts vs. Scotts Hill 

Clay Anderson (Fayette Academy) 28pts vs. Central Baptist

Chazaiah Curry (Harding Academy) 28pts vs. Middle College

Marquis Tunstall (PCA) 28pts vs. Freedom Prep

Devin Sanders (Melrose) 27pts vs. Tennessee Prep

Tommy Baker (South Gibson) 26pts vs. Huntingdon

Brian Carter (Ridgeway) 26pts vs. St. Benedict

Robert Dawkins (MHEA) 26pts vs. St. Benedict

Jordan Frison (Houston) 26pts vs. Briarcrest

LaKendrick Phillips (Haywood) 26pts vs. Jackson Northside

Andrew Thomas (MHEA) 26pts vs. White Station

Kaleb Williams (Chester County) 25pts vs. TCA


Ayden Shaw (Jackson Christian) is putting folks on notice with his senio season exploits. Shaw who recently surpassed the 1,000 point mark has been putting up stats as the season heads into the second portion. He dropped 29 against MTCS, another 29 against Gleason, 27 against Cornersville and a 28 spot on West Carroll.

Tre Davis (Houston) made the move to his new school for the final prep campaign and in the process surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career.

Marcus Gray (St. Benedict) had himself a spectacular game scoring 29 against Lausanne and for his efforts he moves past the coveted 1,000 point barrier for his career.

Xavier Herron (Hillcrest) has been making his own headlines this season. The senior guard recently moved past the 1,000 point barrier with game that included 27 against Craigmont and 25 against Mitchell.

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.