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Nickname: Lions.

Hometown: Nashville.

Coach: Drew Maddux, seventh season.

School record: 34-2.

Final AP rank: First.

State tournament history (record): Fourth appearance — first since 2012 (4-2).

State titles One — 2012.

Players to watch: Jalen Lindsey (Jr., F, 6-7, Mr. Basketball finalist, 19.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg), Braxton Blackwell (Fr., 6-6, G, 13.1 ppg, 3.5 apg), Braxton Bonds (Jr., PG, 6-1, 12.0 ppg, 5.1 apg).

EAST NASHVILLE

Nickname: Eagles.

Hometown: Nashville.

Coach: Jim Fey, 17th season.

School record: 27-7.

Final AP rank: Not ranked.

State tournament history (record): Third appearance — first since 2011 (2-2).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: Terry Holt (Jr., F, 6-1, 18.3 ppg, 5 rpg), Bobby Scott (Sr., G, 5-10, 13.3 ppg), Isiah Upton (So., G, 6-0, 7.0 ppg, 3 apg).

FULTON

Nickname: Falcons.

Hometown: Knoxville.

Coach: Jody Wright, 28th season.

School record: 24-8.

Final AP rank: Fourth.

State tournament history (record): 19th appearance — first appearance since 2011 (13-17).

State titles: Two — 2008 and 2009.

Players to watch: Micah Goss (Sr., G, 6-1, 15.3 ppg), Blake Golden (Sr., P, 6-1, 8.7 ppg), Kelvin Jackson (So., F, 6-4, 6.8 ppg).

GIBBS

Nickname: Eagles.

Hometown: Corryton.

Coach: Timmy Meade, first season.

School record: 25-8.

Final AP rank: Not ranked.

State tournament history (record): Third appearance — first since 1987 (0-2).

State titles None.

Players to watch: Jay Cade (Sr., 21.6 ppg), Aaron Corum (Sr., 13.0 ppg, 9.4 apg), Hunter Hopson (Sr., 15.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg).

HOWARD

Nickname: Hustlin Tigers.

Hometown: Chattanooga.

Coach: Walter McGary, eighth season.

School record: 27-5.

Final AP rank: Not ranked.

State tournament history (record): 24th appearance — first since 2012 (10-23).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: Brandon Walters (Sr., C, 6-8, 21.3 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 184 blocks), Shailique Cameron (Sr., G, 5-11 11.3 ppg, 86 assists), Xavier Harris (Sr., F, 6-3, 8.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg).

JACKSON SOUTH SIDE

Nickname: Hawks.

Hometown: Jackson.

Coach: Damonn Fuller, 11th season.

School record: 26-3.

Final AP rank: Third.

State tournament history (record): Third appearance — first since 2004 (2-2).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: A.J. Merriweather (Sr., F, 6-4, Mr. Basketball finalist, 14.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg), Jaylen Barford (Jr., G, 6-2, 14.1 ppg), Malik Hicks (So., C, 6-5, 14.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg).

LIVINGSTON ACAD.

Nickname: Wildcats.

Hometown: Livingston.

Coach: Jimmy Miller, third season.

School record: 28-8.

Final AP rank: Not ranked.

State tournament history (record): 14th appearance — first since 2012 (4-13).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: Mason Ramsey (Sr., 21.5 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 4.0 apg), Wade Eldridge (So., 12.2 ppg, 10.0 rpg), Brock McCoin (Sr., 13.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 6.0 apg).

MITCHELL

Nickname: Tigers.

Hometown: Memphis.

Coach: Faragi Phillips, second season.

School record: 23-7.

Final AP rank: Ninth.

State tournament history (record): Eighth appearance –first since 2012 (12-7).

State titles None.

Players to watch: Khalil Spencer (So., G, 6-4, 16.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Gavin Robinson (Sr., G, 6-5, 14.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.5 apg), Antoine Garrett (Jr., G, 6-4, 10.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg).

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