Tennessee Basketball: Rocky Top Summer League Draft

Don NortonCorrespondent IJune 12, 2008

It's summer time in Knoxville, which means it's about time for the Rocky Top Summer League to start up.

Last summer in its inaugural season, the summer league saw a great amount of success—it was standing room only for most of the games.

Fans would sit in Bearden High School's scorching non-air conditioned gym for hours just to catch a glimpse of what this fall's team may be like.

It looks to be another great year as far as the players selected, and just about all of them will be able to play in all the games.

Bruce Pearl is only allowed to see the games in which his son plays, so he will be at all of the Rays ESG games.

Tennessee's Ryan Childress will not be participating this summer due to a dislocated kneecap experienced in a pickup game yesterday.


The following rosters are in order drafted:

HT Group
Tyler Smith - Tennessee
Courtney Pigram - ETSU
Daniel West - Tennessee
Michael Jenkins - Northwestern
Cole Rose - Lee University
Greg Hamlin - East Tennessee State
Kyle Huckins - Emory & Henry
J.T. Blair - King College
Chris Conner - University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Ryan Walden - Milligan College


Toyota of Knoxville
Wayne Chism - Tennessee
Dane Bradshaw - Tennessee
Rashard Lee - Tennessee
Andy Tipton - Carson Newman
Tony White Jr - College of Charleston
Kirill Yakovlev - McNeese State
Isiah Brown - East Tennessee State
Jared Stevens
Jimmy Boone - Tusculum
Dan Walter - Tusculum


Rays ESG
Scotty Hopson - Tennessee
Bobby Maze - Tennessee
Brian Williams - Tennessee
Logan Johnson - Coastal Carolina
Steven Pearl - Tennessee
Alex Oliver - Alabama State
Alex Bowers - Maryville College
Ben Williamson - Maryville College
James Gallman - Knoxville Fulton
Mario McClurie


Damon Johnson - Tennessee
Ron Slay - Tennessee
Renaldo Woolridge - Tennessee
Phillip Jurick - Tennessee
Jalen Steele - Knoxville Fulton
Raul Placeras - Maryville College
Cameron Sharp - Carson Newman
Jeremy Saffore - UT Chattanooga
Chauncey Thompson - Carson Newman
Keith Bauer - Roane State


Richardson Construction
John Mueller - Marquette
Terrence Oglesby - Clemson
Stanley Asumnu - Tennessee
Josh Tabb - Tennessee
Bobby Guyton - Carson Newman
Elmar Kuli-Zade - Lee University
Michael Blue - Hiwassee College
Rob Zalucki - Tusculum
Skylar McBee - Rutledge
Adam Plavich - Carson Newman


1st Tennessee
Cameron Tatum - Tennessee
John Higgins - Tennessee
Jordan Howell - Tennessee
Zach Hyatte - Carson Newman
Ben Bosse - King College
Eryk Watson - Maryville College
Marko Costic
James Boo Jackson - Eastern Michigan
Justin Walker - Carson Newman
Dustin Brown - Loyola Marymount