TSSAA Announces Mr. & Mrs. Basketball Award Nominees

The Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association prior to the championship game awards presentation for each class, respectively.

A statewide committee of sportswriters selected winners based on performance during the 2007-2008 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head basketball coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.

The presentation of the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards for Division II, Class A will be given on Friday, February 29 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University. The Division II, Class AA awards will be presented at Allen Arena on Saturday, March 1.

The presentation of the Miss Basketball Awards for Division I, Classes A, AA, and AAA will be given during each championship awards ceremony for each class on Saturday, March 8 at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

The presentation of the Mr. Basketball Awards for Division I, Classes A, AA, and AAA will be given during each championship awards ceremony for each class on Saturday, March 15 at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Class A Miss Basketball Finalists:

Abby Andrews, Collinwood
Kayla Christopher, Oliver Springs
Laken Leonard, Jackson County

Class AA Miss Basketball Finalists:

LaShay Davis, Upperman
Chantel Poston, Milan
Crystal Riley, Hillcrest

Class AAA Miss Basketball Finalists:

Michelle Davis, Cleveland
Nicole Dickson, Greeneville
Jasmine Hassell, Wilson Central

Division II-A Miss Basketball Finalists:

Lauren Avant, Lausanne
Jodi Brown, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee
Kristie Nye, University School of Nashville

Division II-AA Miss Basketball Finalists:

Glory Johnson, Webb School of Knoxville
Caitlin House, Briarcrest Tenisha Townsend, Brentwood Academy

Class A Mr. Basketball Finalists:

M.J. Brown, Union City
Reginald Buckner, Manassas
DeMario Williams, Culleoka

Class AA Mr. Basketball Finalists:

Justin Blake, Dyer County
John Jenkins, Station Camp
Zaccheus Mason, Christ Presbyterian Academy

Class AAA Mr. Basketball Finalists:

Tyrone Caldwell, Clarksville
Jason Jones, Ridgeway
Terrico White, Craigmont

Division II-A Mr. Basketball Finalists:

Laurence Bowers, St. George’s
Marlon Brown, Harding Academy
Elliot Williams, St. George’s

Division II-AA Mr. Basketball Finalists:

Leslie McDonald, Briarcrest
Martin Mitchell, Christian Brothers
Gary Pope, Ensworth

Story Courtesy: TSSAA



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