Monday, November 03, 2008

Preseason Top 25: No. 16 White Station

16. White Station (Memphis, Tenn.)
Coach: Jesus Patino 77-33 (3 years at White Station, 410-194 overall)
2007-08 record: 25-13, Class 3A runner-up
Top players: F Ferrakohn Hall (6-8), Sr.; G Joe Jackson (6-0), Jr.; G Andre Hollins (6-2), So.; C Marvin Williams (6-6), So.
Team strength: Experience, scoring ability, speed
Question mark: Chemistry, egos
Toughest games: Nov. 18 vs. Briarcrest Christian; Nov. 22 vs. Raleigh-Egypt; Dec. 6 vs. Columbus (Ohio) Northland at Marshall County Hoopfest; Jan. 15-17 at Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
Outlook: The Spartans return three starters including their two leading scorers. Jackson, who is rated as one of the nation's top junior guards, averaged 23 points and two assists last season. He plays the game with great speed and explosiveness. Hall is back on the blocks after averaging 12 points and eight rebounds. He is long and athletic and has a soft shooting touch. Hollins and Williams, a pair of talented sophomores, also will be counted on heavily. Hollins averaged eight points and two steals coming off the bench last season.


Anonymous said...

This is indeed a young,smart,athletic,and powerful group of young men.A few names I must add are Julian Burton(football),Jordan Miles,and Patrick Coleman.There are others,this team is loaded and I think Coach Patino will mesh the chemistry and egos just fine.If the guys can listen to each other and coach and NOT the community in the greater Memphis area,the sky is the limit.

Anonymous said...

Andrea Hollins did not come off the beach. He sarted as a freshmen.