Five Area Players Earn Spots On TSWA All-State Teams

Monday, April 7, 2014 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Four Chattanooga-area players have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state basketball teams.

Making the Class A team were Meigs County's Levi Woods and Boyd-Buchanan's Q.D. Cox.

On the Class AA team were McMinn Central's Josh Scudder and Tyner's Sadik Spence.

Baylor's Matt Clendenen made the Division II team.

TSWA All-State Basketball Teams

Boys  Class A

Desonta Bradford (Humboldt)

Derrick Spears (MTCS)

Levi Woods (Meigs Co.)

Luke Shepherd (Grace Christian)

Landon Baldwin (Clarkrange)

Stanley Valentine (Hampton)

Jeremiah Martin (Mitchell)

Naba Echols (Mitchell)

Jermarcus Franklin (BTW)

Tucker Campbell (Adamsville)

Q.D. Cox (Boyd-Buchanan)

Justice Scott (Huntingdon)



Boys Class AA

Braxton Blackwell (CPA)

Jordon Varnado (Haywood)

LeGerald Vick (Frederick Douglas)

Oteriah Lee (CAK)

Jordan Bowden (Carter)

Andre Wilson (Austin-East)

Josh Scudder (McMinn Central)

Wade Eldridge (Livingston Academy)

Sadik Spence (Tyner)

Rayford Albright (Manassas)

Fatodd Lewis (Raleigh-Egypt)

Jaylen Barford (South Side)

Malik Hicks (South Side)

Boys Class AAA

Leron Black (White Station)

C.J. Anderson (Arlington)

Daniel Nori (Kenwood)

Jimario Rivers (Kenwood)

Devin Sibley (Karns)

Isaac Merian (Oak Ridge)

Dallas Fields (Powell)

Zak Carter (Hardin Valley)

Kordell Henderson (White Co.)

Keelon Lawson (Hamilton)

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton)

Chris Chiozza (White Station)

Jauan Jennings (Blackman)

Ryan Jones (Siegel)

Charles Clark (Siegel)


Boys Division II

Rob Marberry (FRA)

Clay Hertel (DCA)

Justin Wertner (St. George's)

Andrew Fleming (Ensworth)

Josh Bougher (Christian Brothers)

Slate Ridge (Rather Ryan)

Austin Cox (Webb)

Justin Jenkins (Webb)

Troy Whiteside (Webb)

Matt Clendenen (Baylor)

Chris Galvin (MUS)

Bailey Buford (MUS)

Reggie Anthony (Harding)

Clayton Hughes (USJ)


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