published Monday, December 24th, 2012

Best of Preps tournament boys teams

Baylor (5-1)

Coach: Austin Clark

3 players to watch: Jeff Bowens (Sr. G); Matt Clendenen (Sr. F); Amedeo Giussani (Jr. F)

What you need to know: Senior Reggie Upshaw, who signed with Middle Tennessee State University, is out with an ankle injury.

Boyd-Buchanan (7-4)

Coach: Cole Rose

3 players to watch: Justus McMillan (Jr. G); Hall Allen (Jr. G); Q.D. Cox (Jr. F)

What you need to know: The Bucs are off to their best 10-game start since the 2002-03 season.

Chattanooga Patriots (6-7)

Coach: David Ambrosetti

3 players to watch: Donovan Jones (Sr. G); Jon Truax (Sr. G); Aaron Ambrosetti (Jr. G)

What you need to know: The Patriots have been competitive in three games against area competition, which includes a victory over Sale Creek last week in the Grace Classic.

McCallie (3-4)

Coach: Dan Wadley

3 players to watch: Jamaal Calvin (Sr. G); Jorden Williams (Sr. G); Nick Jacobs (Sr. F)

What you need to know: Calvin and Williams have provided 59 percent of the Blue Tornado's scoring.

North Jackson (2-9)

Coach: Mike Holt

3 players to watch: Trent Chisneall (Sr. G/F); Keyshawn Lowrance (Fr. F/C); Seth Rowe (Sr. G);

What you need to know: The Chiefs scored 94 points in a season-opening loss to Pisgah (Ala.). They've failed to score 60 in a game since, and they totaled 18 in a loss on Dec. 20.

Notre Dame (8-4)

Coach: J.P. Nermun

3 players to watch: Kywaun Davenport (Sr. G/F); Stedmon Ford (Sr. G); Kareem Orr (So. G)

What you need to know: The fast-paced Irish have five players who consistently score in double figures.

Ooltewah (9-1)

Coach: Jesse Nayadley

3 players to watch: Antonio Jackson (Sr. G); Jacqueze Robinson (Jr. G); Ben Snider (Jr. G/F)

What you need to know: The Owls have won eight straight games by an average of 13.78 points since a season-opening loss to East Ridge.

Red Bank (3-8)

Coach: Corey Lazenby

3 players to watch: Fred Matthews (Sr. G/F); Chris Tucker (Sr C); Colby Suttles (Fr. G)

What you need to know: The Lions play five freshmen consistently in an 11-man rotation.

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