Class AAA boys state tournament capsules

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ARLINGTON

Nickname: Tigers

Hometown: Arlington

Coach: Don Deaton, third season

School record: 28-4

Final AP rank: Fourth

State tournament history (record): First appearance.

State titles: None

Players to watch: C.J. Anderson (UMass signee, 16.6 ppg), Nathan Hoover (15.2 ppg), K.J. Bates (12.1 ppg).

BLACKMAN

Nickname: Blaze

Hometown: Murfreesboro

Coach: Barry Wortman, fourth season

School record: 25-6

Final AP rank: Eighth

State tournament history (record): Third appearance — first since 2013 (0-2).

State titles: None

Players to watch: Jauan Jennings (12.1 ppg), Lukas Hart (12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg), Andrew Rogan (10.4 ppg).

BRENTWOOD

Nickname: Bruins

Hometown: Brentwood

Coach: Dennis King, 27th season

School record: 31-2

Final AP rank: Third

State tournament history (record): Second — first since 2013 (1-1).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: Andy Schumpert (17.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg), Jacob Adcock (13.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Grant Teichmann (11.1 ppg)

HAMILTON

Nickname: Wildcats

Hometown: Memphis

Coach: Keelon Lawson, fifth season

School record: 27-6

Final AP rank: Fifth

State tournament history (record): 10th appearance –first since 2006 (11-7).

State titles: Second (1991, 2006).

Players to watch: K.J. Lawson (20.0 ppg, 11.3 rpg), Dedric Lawson (17.2 ppg, 11.9 rpg), Terrence Birdsong (5.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg).

JEFFERSON CO.

Nickname: Patriots

Hometown: Dandridge

Coach: Chris Poore, third season

School record: 30-5

Final AP rank: Sixth

State tournament history (record): Second appearance — first since 1931 (2-1).

State titles: None.

Players to watch: John Bryant (15.0 ppg, 8.1 ppg), Brice Cusick (14.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg), Kyle Briggs (10.0 ppg).

OAK RIDGE

Nickname: Wildcats

Hometown: Oak Ridge

Coach: Aaron Green, fourth season

School record: 30-7

Final AP rank: Seventh

State tournament history (record): 20th appearance — first since 2013 (19-17).

State titles: Two — 1961, 1963

Players to watch: Isaac Merian (15.4 ppg), Jaylin Henderson (15.6 ppg), Kevin Steen (8.4 ppg).

SIEGEL

Nickname: Stars

Hometown: Murfreesboro

Coach: Ben Dotson, sixth season

School record: 31-1

Final AP rank: Second

State tournament history (record): Seventh appearance — first since 2013 (4-6).

State titles: None

Players to watch: Ryan Jones (17.1 ppg), Charles Clark (16.9 ppg), Aden Burton (10.7 ppg).

WILSON CENTRAL

Nickname: Wildcats

Hometown: Lebanon

Coach: Troy Bond, 13th season

School record: 26-6

Final AP rank: Not ranked

State tournament history (record): Fourth appearance — first since 2012 (1-3).

State titles: None

Players to watch: Jacob Williams (19.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg), Jon Rosshirt (10.5 ppg), Ben Palmer (12.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg).

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