Tennessee AAU Shuffle
A merger in Nashville will have a long-term impact on one of the OVC’s biggest and easily the fastest growing recruiting region.
Minutes ago EAB Select announced the merger between EAB and Tennessee Tigers. Tigers Head Coach Chip Smith will lead the EAB 15u-17u, in effect the high school division. He will also coach the 17u squad.
“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I get to announce the partnership and hiring of Coach Chip Smith to be the Director of our EAB Boys HS Division which includes 15U, 16U, & 17U,” shared the EAB program in a press release. “Coach Smith just completed his 11th year as director & head coach of the Tennessee Tigers grassroots organization here in Nashville. Coach Smith also played collegiality at Tennessee Martin and was a member of 1983 Tennessee Martin team that won the Gulf South Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA tournament. Smith has been involved in coaching for over 20 years and has developed a tremendous network of coaching contacts across the country.”
In case you are unfamiliar with the tradition of Coach Smith or the Tennessee Tigers, these are some former Tiger players:
John Jenkins –Station Camp HS/ Vanderbilt / NBA (Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix)
Z. Mason- C.P.A./ UT Chattanooga (Conf. Def. POY)/ Philippines/ France
Travarrus Jefferson – Ensworth/ MTSU Football & Basketball
Blake Jenkins- Knox. Bearden / Belmont
Miles Asafo-Adjei –Ensworth / Cornell
Hunter Miller- C.P.A. / Florida Gulf Coast/ Stetson
Cory Stanton- Springfield HS / Clemson/ Tennessee
Mike Bradley- Chattanooga Tyner/ UConn (2011 NCAA Champions) / Germany
CURRENT College Hoopers
Jequan Lewis- VCU
Jalen Lindsey – Providence
Jake Allsmiller- Georgia Southern
Braxton Bonds- Tennessee/ Houston Baptist Univ.
Braxton Key- Alabama
Mason Ramsay- Tennessee Tech
Kenny Bunton- Lipscomb
James Boone- Samford
Ross Cummings- Mercer
Dakota Quinn- Samford