Jump to content
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Slate
  • Violet
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Maroon
  • Orange
  • Gold
  • Emerald
  • Chocolate
  • Charcoal

Welcome to the upgraded message boards!  Please note: if you have been using a username to sign in that is different than the handle (display name) displayed on the boards, you must now sign in with either your handle (display name) or the email address associated with your account.  If you don't know what this means, then it probably doesn't affect you!

TonyG

Memphis BB

Recommended Posts

So does anyone know if Boyce and Wiseman are eligible? East losing Moss doesnt hurt them talent wise bc those freshman are scary good. Congrats to ALO by the way, really happy for the kid. 

I thought Bruce guy was going to TPA but ive seen him practicing with Cordova along with transfer - one of the bouncy bigs that went to Ridgeway last year, so tyler isnt as lonely as many assumed he would be over there.

Southwind may somewhat fill a void with adding Mark Johnson so I would expect Edward's group to compete and be good as usual.

Whitehaven will be better hopefully, Matthew Murrell will be the star of that team he has a grit that Cameron Jones just doesnt have even as a senior. Dont be surprised if Murrell is a top 40 player when its all said and done.

Overall, the race for the #2 spot in Regioin 8 AAA should be interesting. 

Edited by TonyG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think in AA it's Raleigh-Egypt/Hamilton/Mitchell to lose. Haywood, SS, Fayette-Ware and Dyersburg will be slightly "rebuilding". Think Memphis takes home the AA state championship.

Edited by dmm88

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TonyG said:

So does anyone know if Boyce and Wiseman are eligible? East losing Moss doesnt hurt them talent wise bc those freshman are scary good. Congrats to ALO by the way, really happy for the kid. 

I thought Bruce guy was going to TPA but ive seen him practicing with Cordova along with transfer - one of the bouncy bigs that went to Ridgeway last year, so tyler isnt as lonely as many assumed he would be over there.

Southwind may somewhat fill a void with adding Mark Johnson so I would expect Edward's group to compete and be good as usual.

Whitehaven will be better hopefully, Matthew Murrell will be the star of that team he has a grit that Cameron Jones just doesnt have even as a senior. Dont be surprised if Murrell is a top 40 player when its all said and done.

Overall, the race for the #2 spot in Regioin 8 AAA should be interesting. 

Mark Johnson is no longer at Southwind.

Southwind goes as Mark Freeman goes.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, warmachine7954 said:

Mark Johnson is no longer at Southwind.

Southwind goes as Mark Freeman goes.

 

back at gtown?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, dmm88 said:

I think in AA it's Raleigh-Egypt/Hamilton/Mitchell to lose. Haywood, SS, Fayette-Ware and Dyersburg will be slightly "rebuilding". Think Memphis takes home the AA state championship.

Do not count out Ripley. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two Memphis East basketball players, coached by Penny Hardaway, ruled ineligible by TSSAA

John Varlas, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 5:13 p.m. CT Nov. 15, 2017 | Updated 7:00 p.m. CT Nov. 15, 2017

     

636214578627765853-nbPenny1-3240637.JPG

(Photo: Nikki Boertman, The Commercial Appeal)

Two Memphis East basketball players have been ruled ineligible for the 2017-18 season after the TSSAA determined Wednesday the school had violated the state's "prior link" rule for transfers.

Though the statement does not name the players, there are two who have moved to East and had a prior athletic connection with East head coach Penny Hardaway: Ryan Boyce and James Wiseman. 

Over the summer, both Boyce, who signed with UAB on Monday, and Wiseman, a top-five national recruit in the class of 2019, played for Team Penny, a Memphis-based grassroots organization that Hardaway began sponsoring in 2012.

Top 2019 recruit James Wiseman explains his decision to transfer from Nashville's Ensworth School to East High School in Memphis. Mark Giannotto/The Commercial Appeal

The under-17 team that both Boyce and Wiseman played on this year was coached by former Arkansas star and NBA player Todd Day. 

Team Penny guard Ryan Boyce dunks over the Boo Williams

Team Penny guard Ryan Boyce dunks over the Boo Williams defense during second half action at the 2017 EYBL Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C.  (Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal)

The rule states that if a student with an athletic record transfers to a new school where an athletic coaching link existed within the previous 12 months, than that student is ineligible at his new school. 

East will appeal the decision during a meeting of the TSSAA's executive council Thursday at 3 p.m. Attempts to reach Hardaway and East principal Dr. Marilyn Hilliard were unsuccessful Wednesday.

Boyce transferred from Houston while Wiseman played last season at Nashville Ensworth. Both were expected to play big roles for the two-time defending Class AAA champs, ranked preseason No. 1 nationally by at least two media outlets in the preseason.

The 6-11 Wiseman is considered by some outlets to be the top-ranked national prospect in the class of 2018 while Boyce, an outstanding athlete with a high motor, was expected to replace the highly-regarded T.J. Moss, who transferred to Findlay Prep in Nevada for his senior season.

Edited by kwc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whooop!, There it is!

You called it Warmachine ... I'm talking about the application of the 'Coach Link' rule.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements



×