Each week @PrepHoopsTN will preview Five Games that Matter Most. These are the five for the first week of January.
Dekalb County (8-4) – Livingston Academy (12-0)
Undefeated Livingston Academy has their best team since Matthew Sells was a freshman in high school. He is now a college sophomore.
Who makes the Wildcats roar?
Daniel Bilbrey led LA in scoring in the blowout win over Jellico. The scorer put in 16 points. Overall, the team is very balanced offensively. A different player can lead them in scoring any given night. Issac Story, Cole Harris, Easton Goodpasture each joined Bilbrey in double figures that evening.
Senior, Easton Goodpasture put on a fantastic performance at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic!! pic.twitter.com/RxC2AWT8dj— Livingston Academy Basketball (@hogeyehoops) December 22, 2022
Chuckey-Doak – North Greene (
North Greene starts Jason Britton Jason Britton 6'1" | PG North Greene | 2024 State TN . The combo guard is adept scoring off-the-dribble. His weakness would be playing above the rim.
Alcoa (7-5) – Gatlinburg-Pittman (12-1)
Jahvin Carter Jahvin Carter 6'2" | PG Alcoa | 2024 State #168 Nation TN is either the best guard in 2024 or mighty close. Jaye Nash Jaye Nash 6'2" | PG Briarcrest Christian | 2024 State #108 Nation TN is certainly the more classic, pass-first PG. Jahvin is a dramatically better shooter. Alcoa’s five losses are a lot, but this game will be competitive nonetheless.
Clarksville – Clarksville Northwest (3-0)
Can Clarksville High please get their first win!? Clarksville was blessed with J.J. Wheat last year, a senior leader and then-future D2 player. He was surrounded by friends and classmates. They won many games. They are all gone and Jabari Jolley Jabari Jolley 5'11" | PG Clarksville | 2024 State TN is not getting enough scoring help in order to secure a victory.
Brentwood Academy (7-1) – Lipscomb Academy (5-5)
Tyler Tanner Tyler Tanner 6'0" | PG Brentwood Academy | 2024 State TN himself is worth the price of admission. Sophomore Myles Sidney Myles Sidney 6'5" | SG Lipscomb Academy | 2025 State TN started a State Tournament game last March for Lipscomb Academy. He is a long-term prospect with D1 potential. Great size for his ultimate position of shooting guard.
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Memphis East – Briarcrest Chrsitian
The best game so far!? Memphis East and all of their size and talent versus Jaye Nash Jaye Nash 6'2" | PG Briarcrest Christian | 2024 State #108 Nation TN , Cooper Haynes Cooper Haynes 6'3" | SG Briarcrest Christian | 2024 State TN , and Jacob Gazzo Jacob Gazzo 6'8" | C Briarcrest Christian | 2023 State TN (Ole Miss signee). A room full of future D1 studs.
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Memphis East Roster