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Seattle, TN set new invitational in 2022

Seattle officials and TN officials have agreed to create an 8-team tournament event starting in 2022, called the TN “Se8ttle” Classic. This comes after it was announced that Tropical Smoothie Cafe and TN agreed to create a new invitational a few weeks ago. Now, to make things even, TN officials reached out to Seattle to create a new invitational. Washington will be the host school of the event, and will participate in it at least once every three seasons, including the first year of the tournament in 2022. Seattle University will also be in the event once every three seasons out of the WAC. In years where the Huskies and Redhawks don’t participate in the event, another Pac-12 and WAC team will. Both will be in the event in 2022 and fellow Washington school Gonzaga is expected to play in the event in 2022. Joining the “conference of champions”, are the ACA, ASUN, Big 12, Big Southwest, Mountain West, and WCC. The invitational is set to debut November 18-20.

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2025 TN 10:First 2025 rankings revealed

1.Kellen Robinson (1PG) Bryant,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
2.Alex Embiid (1PF) Lawrence,KS (Cottonwood Prep) Undecided
3.Henry Andrews (1SG) Boston,MA (Boston Catholic) Undecided
4.Quinton Jackson (1SF) New Orleans,LA (New Orleans) Committed:LSU
5.Victor Evans (2PG) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Undecided
6.Mahlon Reed (1Goalie) Upper Marlboro,MD (Oak Hill) Undecided
7.Jalen Forrester (2SF) Dallas,TX (Bishop Dunne) Undecided
8.Damion Everrett (1C) Phoenix,AZ (Pinnacle) Undecided
9.Julio Jaeavo (3SF) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
10.Brandon Moore (2PF) Atlanta,GA (Atlanta Christian) Undecided

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2023 PG Payne headed to Dunne, announces final 11 college choices

The fifth ranked player in the 2023 TN 25, and the number three ranked point guard, Zion Payne has announced his intentions to transfer from Toledo High School. He will be transferring to Dallas power Bishop Dunne, who just appeared in the 2021 Midwest Regional Final in the 2021 Off-Season Regionals, its first ever appearance in a regional final. Payne also announced the final 11 options in his college sweepstakes. Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan State, the NTBL G-League, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and hometown Toledo.

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College Throwball

Changes coming to college throwball start date, “November Classic”

Following the upcoming season, college throwball’s start date will be moved back a week. Instead of a Monday October 31, 2022 start date next season, it will begin on Monday November 7, 2022. If Halloween is not on a Monday, the season will begin the second Monday of November every year.

For TN’s primetime opening-season invitational, that will go by the “TN November Classic” in its opening event, changes are coming. For starters, following the 2021-2022 season, the name of the event will be the “TN Titleholder Classic” from now on. If you forgot, dominant teams of the 2010s Arkansas, Little Rock, Michigan State, and North Carolina will play at the event every year through the 2029-2030 season. They rotate who they match up against every season, giving the event a reason to watch every year. With college throwball’s updated start date, here are the new dates and match ups for every “TN Titleholder Classic” following the 2021-2022 season after it will be confirmed at the upcoming 2021 TN Fall Meetings in October:

*All games to be played in New York,NY*

2022-2023
November 8
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

2023-2024
November 14
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

2024-2025
November 12
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

2025-2026
November 11
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

2026-2027
November 10
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

2027-2028
November 9
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

2028-2029
November 14
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

2029-2030
November 13
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

In other news, one of TN’s sponsors, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, has announced its agreement with TN to create a new eight team invitational that will be played in Tallahassee, Florida, starting in November 2022 where the first Tropical Smoothie was. It will include Florida State in 2022 as the first designated “host school” and will include at least one team from the Sunshine State that will be the designated “host school”, plus it will be called the “TN Tropical Smoothie Founders Classic”. One team from the ACA, American, ACC, Big Southwest, East Valley, SEC, Sun Belt and West Valley will participate in the event every season. The invitational will debut November 18-20, 2022.

Top Gonzaga assistant Jordan Taylor has been named Washington’s new head coach. Taylor, a Washington alumn, was the offensive coordinator for Gonzaga since 2015. Taylor, following his Washington career where he became the lead assister in Husky history, had a short professional career, playing for the San Antonio Sharks organization for two seasons before retiring due to injury. Taylor signed a div-year contract. Gonzaga is expected to promote experienced offensive analyst Theo Gregory to be its next offensive coordinator. Here is every other coaching vacancy this off-season.

Clemson has named Arkansas defensive coordinator Matt Bernard as its new head coach. Bernard signed a four-year contract. Bernard was previously Purdue’s head coach.

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2024 TN 25:July rankings

1.Jaxon Goodwin (1SF) Spring Lake,MI (IMG) Undecided
2.Christian Wells Jr. (1SG) Dallas,TX (TBD) Undecided
3.Carter Huff Jr. (2SF) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
4.James Randle (1PF) La Porte,IN (La Lumiere) Undecided
5.Julius Jackson (2PF) Orlando,FL (Montverde) Undecided
6.Kevin White (2PG) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Undecided
7.Sean Johnson (3SF) Phoenix,AZ (Hillcrest Prep) Undecided
8.Dillon Powell (3PG) Portland,OR (Hillcrest Prep) Undecided
9.Raymond Michael (2SG) Dallas,TX (Highland Park) Undecided
10.Vince Wilson (3SG) New York,NY (Oak Hill) Undecided
11.James Williams (4SF) Bel Aire,KS (Sunrise Christian) Undecided
12.Kellen Wright (3PF) Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep) Undecided
13.Kelvin Thompson (5SF) Dallas,TX (Highland Park) Undecided
14.Julius Wilson (6SF) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Undecided
15.Ed Nelson (1C) Brooklyn,NY (Oak Hill) Undecided
16.Jack Schuhmacher Jr. (4SG) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
16.Gunnar Williams (3SG) Houston,TX (Manvel) Undecided
17.Andrew Jones Jr. (7SF) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
18.Chris Porter (8SF) Seattle,WA (Nathan Hale) Undecided
19.Benny Lewis (4PG) Naples,FL (Naples) Undecided
20.Victor Hall (4PF) Dallas,TX (Bishop Dunne) Undecided
21.Neal Simpson (5PG) Harrisburg,PA (Brewster Academy)
22.Greg Preibe (1Goalie) Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep)
23.Anthony Andrews (6PG) Boston,MA (Boston Christian) Undecided
24.Oliver Crank Jr. (4PF) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
25.Jontay Lee (2Goalie) Seattle,WA (Seattle West) Undecided

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JUCO

2022 TN JUCO 10:Taking a look at the top ten players in JUCO throwball

1.Deshaun Brown (#1SF) Austin,TX (Vandegrift, DNT) Dallas Community College Undecided
Undecided
2.Delvin Moore (#1PF) Compton,CA (South Central, San Diego State) East Mississippi Community College Undecided
3.Rett McGee (#1C) Fort Myer’s,FL (Fort Myer’s Day, DNT) Southwest Florida Community College Undecided
4.John Tate (#1PG) Sacramento,CA (Sacramento, Sacramento State) Huff LA Community College Undecided
5.Wallace Lake (#2PG) Little Rock,AR (LR Catholic, Notre Dame) Huff LR Community College Undecided
6.Carter Jeter (#1Goalie) Detroit,MI (La Lumiere, Indiana) New York College Undecied
7.Victor Reed (#2SF) New York,NY (Northern New York, DNT) New York College Undecided
8.Houston Edmunds (#2Goalie) Knoxville,TN (Knoxville, DNT) Huff LR Community College Undecided
9.Chris Wesley (#1SG) Portland,OR (Portland Prep, Washington) Southwest Florida Community College Undecided
10.Sean Butler (#3PG) Columbia,SC (Columbia, South Carolina) Southwest Florida Community College Undecided

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High School Throwball

2021 High School Throwball Off-Season Regionals: July 19 Bracket Update (Champion announced later in day)

Bracket:

South Region (Little Rock,AR)
Host: Episcopal Collegiate School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Fort Myer’s Day
9.Nashville Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Miami Central
10.Columbia

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.Episcopal
8.Fort Myer’s Day

July 6-Game #4

4.New Orleans
5.Louisville Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.LA Prep
7.Miami Central 

July 6-Game #6

3.Highland Park
6.Cottonwood Prep

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.Episcopal
4.New Orleans

July 7-Game #8

2.LA Prep
3.Highland Park

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.Episcopal 2
2.LA Prep

West Region (Oklahoma City,OK)
Host: Oklahoma City Preparatory School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Seattle West
9.Eugene Catholic

July 5-Game #2

7.Portland Prep
10.Orange Lutheran

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.OKC Prep
8.Seattle West

July 6-Game #4

4.Bishop Gorman
5.Southern New York

July 6-Game #5

2.Hillcrest Prep
7.Portland Prep

July 6-Game #6

3.Sunrise Christian
6.Fe Episcopal

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.OKC Prep
4.Bishop Gorman

July 7-Game #8

2.Hillcrest Prep
6.Fe Episcopal

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.OKC Prep 2
2.Hillcrest Prep 1

Midwest Region (La Porte,IN)
Host: La Lumiere Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Brewster
9.Chino Hills

July 5-Game #2

7.Seattle East
10.Benton 

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.La Lumiere
8.Chino Hills

July 6-Game #4

4.Spring Lake
5.Spire

July 6-Game #5

2.Oak Hill
7.Seattle East

July 6-Game #6

3.Bishop Dunne 
6.Huff LR

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.La Lumiere
4.Spring Lake

July 7-Game #8

2.Oak Hill
3.Bishop Dunne

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.La Lumiere 2
3.Bishop Dunne 1

East Region (Bradenton,FL)
Host: IMG Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Northern New York
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Atlanta Christian
10.Bentonville Christian

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.IMG 
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 6-Game #4

4.Austin Westlake
5.Miami Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.Montverde
10.Bentonville Christian

July 6-Game #6

3.Naples
6.Wasatch

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.IMG
5.Miami Catholic

July 7-Game #8

2.Montverde
3.Naples

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.IMG 2
2.Montverde 1 

Final Four/Championship Bracket

Final Four
Naples,FL

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal 2
1.OKC Prep 

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.La Lumiere 2
1.IMG 1

Championship/Final
Naples,FL

July 17, 18, 19 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal 2
1.La Lumiere 1

Champion: 1.Episcopal 2-1

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2021 High School Throwball Off-Season Regionals: July 18 Bracket Update

Bracket:

South Region (Little Rock,AR)
Host: Episcopal Collegiate School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Fort Myer’s Day
9.Nashville Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Miami Central
10.Columbia

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.Episcopal
8.Fort Myer’s Day

July 6-Game #4

4.New Orleans
5.Louisville Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.LA Prep
7.Miami Central 

July 6-Game #6

3.Highland Park
6.Cottonwood Prep

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.Episcopal
4.New Orleans

July 7-Game #8

2.LA Prep
3.Highland Park

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.Episcopal 2
2.LA Prep

West Region (Oklahoma City,OK)
Host: Oklahoma City Preparatory School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Seattle West
9.Eugene Catholic

July 5-Game #2

7.Portland Prep
10.Orange Lutheran

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.OKC Prep
8.Seattle West

July 6-Game #4

4.Bishop Gorman
5.Southern New York

July 6-Game #5

2.Hillcrest Prep
7.Portland Prep

July 6-Game #6

3.Sunrise Christian
6.Fe Episcopal

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.OKC Prep
4.Bishop Gorman

July 7-Game #8

2.Hillcrest Prep
6.Fe Episcopal

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.OKC Prep 2
2.Hillcrest Prep 1

Midwest Region (La Porte,IN)
Host: La Lumiere Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Brewster
9.Chino Hills

July 5-Game #2

7.Seattle East
10.Benton 

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.La Lumiere
8.Chino Hills

July 6-Game #4

4.Spring Lake
5.Spire

July 6-Game #5

2.Oak Hill
7.Seattle East

July 6-Game #6

3.Bishop Dunne 
6.Huff LR

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.La Lumiere
4.Spring Lake

July 7-Game #8

2.Oak Hill
3.Bishop Dunne

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.La Lumiere 2
3.Bishop Dunne 1

East Region (Bradenton,FL)
Host: IMG Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Northern New York
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Atlanta Christian
10.Bentonville Christian

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.IMG 
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 6-Game #4

4.Austin Westlake
5.Miami Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.Montverde
10.Bentonville Christian

July 6-Game #6

3.Naples
6.Wasatch

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.IMG
5.Miami Catholic

July 7-Game #8

2.Montverde
3.Naples

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.IMG 2
2.Montverde 1 

Final Four/Championship Bracket

Final Four
Naples,FL

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal 2
1.OKC Prep 

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.La Lumiere 2
1.IMG 1

Championship/Final
Naples,FL

July 17, 18, 19 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal
1.La Lumiere 1

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College Throwball Transfer News

Gonzaga guard Mills enters portal

Gonzaga guard Jonathan Mills has entered the transfer portal he announced on his Instagram Thursday. The Seattle native played two seasons at Gonzaga and averaged 17 goals, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals per game during his sophomore season. He is visiting a plethora of schools including Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Virginia State. Due to COVID-19, Mills will have up to three years of eligibility at his next stop.

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2021 High School Throwball Off-Season Regionals: July 15 Bracket Update

Bracket:

South Region (Little Rock,AR)
Host: Episcopal Collegiate School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Fort Myer’s Day
9.Nashville Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Miami Central
10.Columbia

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.Episcopal
8.Fort Myer’s Day

July 6-Game #4

4.New Orleans
5.Louisville Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.LA Prep
7.Miami Central 

July 6-Game #6

3.Highland Park
6.Cottonwood Prep

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.Episcopal
4.New Orleans

July 7-Game #8

2.LA Prep
3.Highland Park

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.Episcopal 2
2.LA Prep

West Region (Oklahoma City,OK)
Host: Oklahoma City Preparatory School

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Seattle West
9.Eugene Catholic

July 5-Game #2

7.Portland Prep
10.Orange Lutheran

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.OKC Prep
8.Seattle West

July 6-Game #4

4.Bishop Gorman
5.Southern New York

July 6-Game #5

2.Hillcrest Prep
7.Portland Prep

July 6-Game #6

3.Sunrise Christian
6.Fe Episcopal

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.OKC Prep
4.Bishop Gorman

July 7-Game #8

2.Hillcrest Prep
6.Fe Episcopal

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.OKC Prep 2
2.Hillcrest Prep 1

Midwest Region (La Porte,IN)
Host: La Lumiere Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Brewster
9.Chino Hills

July 5-Game #2

7.Seattle East
10.Benton 

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.La Lumiere
8.Chino Hills

July 6-Game #4

4.Spring Lake
5.Spire

July 6-Game #5

2.Oak Hill
7.Seattle East

July 6-Game #6

3.Bishop Dunne 
6.Huff LR

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.La Lumiere
4.Spring Lake

July 7-Game #8

2.Oak Hill
3.Bishop Dunne

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.La Lumiere 2
3.Bishop Dunne 1

East Region (Bradenton,FL)
Host: IMG Academy

Round 1

July 5-Game #1

8.Northern New York
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 5-Game #2

7.Atlanta Christian
10.Bentonville Christian

Round 2

July 6-Game #3

1.IMG 
9.Orlando Christian Prep

July 6-Game #4

4.Austin Westlake
5.Miami Catholic

July 6-Game #5

2.Montverde
10.Bentonville Christian

July 6-Game #6

3.Naples
6.Wasatch

Round 3

July 7-Game #7

1.IMG
5.Miami Catholic

July 7-Game #8

2.Montverde
3.Naples

Regional Final

July 8, 9, 10 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)-Games #9,10,11

1.IMG 2
2.Montverde 1 

Final Four/Championship Bracket

Final Four
Naples,FL

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal 2
1.OKC Prep 

July 12, 13, 14 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.La Lumiere 2
1.IMG 1

Championship/Final
Naples,FL

July 17, 18, 19 (If necessary, best two out of three game series)

1.Episcopal
1.La Lumiere