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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mr. & Miss Basketball Winners

MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class AAA Mr. Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Terrico White of Craigmont High School was named Class AAA Mr. Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Tyrone Caldwell of Clarksville High School and Jason Jones of Ridgeway High School.

Terrico White is a senior starter for the Chiefs who averages 27.1 points per game. He led his team in points, field goal percentage, three-pointers, free-throw percentage, and steals. This season he was named the District 14-AAA regular season and tournament MVP. He was also named to the Region All-tournament team. He was named the Most Outstanding Player for his team's bracket at the Cick-Fil-A Classic in Columbus, South Carolina after scoring 81 points in three games. Terrico is a two-time Best of the Preps finalist.



MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class AA Mr. Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

John Jenkins of Station Camp High School was named Class AA Mr. Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Justin Blake of Dyer County High School and Zaccheus Mason of Christ Presbyterian Academy.

John Jenkins is a 6'4", junior, guard. He is a two-year starter for the Bisons who averages 30.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He shoots 56% from the field, 48% from three-point range, and 82% from the free-throw line. He is a two-time District 8-AA MVP and has been named to the All-District team three times. John has scored over 1,900 points in his three years at Station Camp High School.



MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class A Mr. Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

MJ Brown of Union City High School was named Mr. Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Reginald Buckner of Manassas High School and DeMario Williams of Culleoka High School.

MJ Brown is a 6'0" senior guard. He is a four-year starter for the Golden Tornadoes who averages 20 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and four steals per game. He shoots 52% from the field, 41% from three-point range, and 70% from the free-throw line. He has been named to the All-District team four times and the All-Region team three times. MJ was a member of the 2006 All-State tournament team. He is an honor roll student at Union City High School.



MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class AAA Miss Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Jasmine Hassell of Wilson Central High School was named Miss Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Michelle Davis of Cleveland High School and Nicole Dickson of Greeneville High School.

Jasmine Hassell is a 6'2", junior, center. She is a three-year starter for the Wildcats who averages 21.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She shoots 64% from the field and 58% from the free-throw line. She has been an All-District and All-Region selection each year since she was a freshman. She was a member of the all-tournament team at the state tournament in 2006. Jasmine has already scored over 1,700 points in her career at Wilson Central.



MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class AA Miss Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

LaShay Davis of Upperman High School was named Miss Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Chantel Poston of Milan High School and Crystal Riley of Hillcrest High School.

LaShay Davis is a 5'7", junior, guard. She is a three-year starter at Upperman who averages 18.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. She shoots 51.4% from the field, 37.2% from three-point range, and 70.3% from the free-throw line. She has been named the District 7-AA MVP in 2007 and 2008 and was named the Region 4-AA MVP in 2007. She was an All-Midstate and All-State selection in 2007. LaShay has scored over 1,600 points in her career at Upperman. She has a 3.5 GPA.



MURFREESBORO- - -The winner of the Division I, Class A Miss Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Abby Andrews of Collinwood High School was named Miss Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Kayla Christopher of Oliver Springs High School and Laken Leonard of Jackson County High School.

Abby Andrews is a 5'10", senior, forward. She is a four-year starter for the Trojans who averages 14.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 3.0 steals per game. She shoots 52.9% from the field, 35% from three-point range, and 73% from the free-throw line. This season has been named the District 12-A MVP. She has been named to the District 12-A regular season and all-tournament teams four times. Abby was named to the all-tournament team at the state tournament last season as well. She is ranked third in her class academically at Collinwood.



NASHVILLE - - -The winner of the Division II-A Miss Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game tonight at Lipscomb University.

Lauren Avant of Lausanne was named Miss Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Jodi Brown of St. Andrew's-Sewanee School and Kristi Nye from University School of Nashville.



NASHVILLE - - -The winner of the Division II-A Mr. Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at Lipscomb University.

Elliot Williams of St. George's Independent School was named Mr. Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Laurence Bowers of St. George's Independent School and Marlon Brown of Harding Academy.



The winner of the Division II-AA Miss Basketball Award wasa announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at Lipscomb University.


Glory Johnson from Webb School of Knoxville was named Miss Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Caitlin House of Briarcrest Christian School and Tenisha Townsend from Brentwood Academy.

Glory Johnson is a 6'2" senior, forward/post. She is a three-year starter for the Spartans who averages 19.1 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and 2.5 steals per game. She shoots 66% from the field and 62% from the free-throw line. She was named the Division II Mid-East Region Player of the Year and MVP of the Mid-East Region Tournament. She holds the record for most points and rebounds in school history. Glory is one of 24 players selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game on March 2. She was the winner of the 2007 Division II Miss Basketball Award and is a three-time All-State selection.



NASHVILLE - - -The winner of the Division II-AA Mr. Basketball Award was announced at the conclusion of the championship game today at Lipscomb University.

Leslie McDonald of Briarcrest Christian School was named Mr. Basketball for 2008. The other two finalists were Martin Mitchell of Christian Brothers High School and Gary Pope of Ensworth High School.

Leslie McDonald is a 6'4", junior, guard/forward. He is a three-year starter for the Saints who averages 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game. He shoots 56% from the field, 33% from three-point range, and 76% from the free-throw line. This season he has been named the Player of the Year for the Division II West region and was named to the region All-Tournament team. Leslie was a finalist for the Division II Mr. Basketball Award in 2007. This is the second consecutive year that he is a finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year.


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