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2021-2022 TN Big 12 Preview

Projected Standings
2.Kansas State
4.Oklahoma State
8.West Virginia
9.Iowa State
10.Texas Tech

1st Team
Donavan Moore, Kansas, Senior,
Thomas Spencer, Oklahoma State, Senior
James Brown, Kansas State, Junior
Quinton Wilson, Kansas, Senior
Matt Reed, Kansas, Senior

2nd Team

Pre-Season Awards:
Player of the Year: Donavan Moore, Kansas, Senior
Defensive Player of the Year: James Brown, Kansas State, Junior
Newcomer of the Year: Donovan Moore, Kansas, Senior
Coach of the Year: Jay Miller, Kansas

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2023 PGs Ugor, Duval, Payne rumored to be reclassifying

The top three point guards in the 2023 TN 50, Nao Ugor (#2OV), Christian Duval (#3OV), and Zion Payne (#5OV) are all rumored to be reclassifying to the class of 2022. On all three of the player’s course reports at school, all are taking classes where they can graduate as soon as 2022, leaving the window open that they all could in fact reclassify. Nao Ugor announced his final five options are Florida, Florida State, NTBL G-League, Ohio State, and UCLA Christian Duval’s final 11 are Arizona State, Arkansas, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, the NTBL-G League, Oregon, Syracuse, Texas, Tennessee, and USC. Zion Payne, who transferred from hometown Toledo High School to Bishop Dunne in Dallas, is down to the NTBL G-League, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M and Toledo.

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2021-2022 TN ACC Preview

Projected Standings
3.Wake Forest
4.North Carolina
6.NC State
7.Virginia Tech
9.Florida State
10.Notre Dame
13.Boston College
15.Georgia Tech

1st Team
EL Page, Syracuse, Junior
Alan Eerie, Wake Forest, Junior
Christian Kiser, Louisville, Freshman
Katon Reed, Louisville, Freshman
Jamison Thomas, Miami, Junior
Devin Donahue, North Carolina, Sophomore

2nd Team
Alonzo James, North Carolina, Senior
Tyler Jackson, Wake Forest, Senior
Andre Willis, Miami, Junior
Mustapha Bagley, Duke, Freshman
Greg Taylor, North Carolina, Senior
Kasey Cooley, Virginia Tech, Sophomore

Pre-Season Awards:
Player of the Year: Jamison Thomas, Miami, Junior
Defensive Player of the Year: Alonzo James, North Carolina, Senior
Newcomer of the Year: Katon Reed/Christian Kiser, Freshmen, Louisville
Coach of the Year: Mike Justice, Louisville

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2021-2022 TN ACA Preview

Projected Standings
1.Michigan-Spring Lake
3.Canton Baptist
4.John’s Hopkins
5.Washington DC
7.Southern New York
11.Eastern Indiana
13.Black Mountain

All-Conference Teams:

1st Team
Sean James, Dayton, Senior
CJ Cameron, Dayton, Junior
Jayden Goodwin, Michigan-Spring Lake, Sophomore
Dean Weston, Michigan-Spring Lake, Sophomore
Andy White, John’s Hopkins, Senior
Ben Reed, Washington DC, Junior

2nd Team

Pre-Season Awards:
Player of the Year: Jayden Goodwin, Michigan-Spring Lake, Sophomore
Defensive Player of the Year: CJ Cameron, Dayton, Junior
Newcomer of the Year: John Rhys Reed, Michigan-Spring Lake, Freshman
Coach of the Year: Theo Marks, Dayton

College Throwball Transfer News

UCLA’s Paige, MSU’s Blakeley in portal

“(UCLA Forward) Anthony Paige has been in the transfer portal since June” UCLA head coach Rob Fillion told the media this past weekend. Paige went on to tweet out that the transfer rumors were true and that he has taken visits to Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M. He also said a return to UCLA is possible, thanking the UCLA faithful as well.

Michigan State guard Steve Blakeley announced his intentions to transfer from Michigan State. He is set to visit Wisconsin this weekend and will likely commit and join the Badgers for pre-season workouts beginning on August 23. Wisconsin is the clear favorite to land the sharpshooting guard because he graduated from Madison High School and would join former high school teammates Josh Harris and Antonio Banks in Madison.

Despite rumors, Arkansas guard Gus Jaeavo tweeted out that he will not be leaving the program.

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Top 2023 SG Gill transfers to Montverde

Chino Hills guard Kevin Gill announced his plans to enroll at Montverde Academy next season on Friday. The top shooting guard in the 2023 TN 50, also cut his college choices down to 11. The number six ranked player in the class cut it down to Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Atlanta, Naples, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, and USC. Gill will team up with the top ranked point guard in the class, Nao Ugor, and potentially make them a top 3 team in the country. Sources around Gill are also saying the all-time leading three-goal maker in Chino Hills history is considering reclassification.

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2022 Bracketology 0.5: August’s Way-too-early mock bracket for 2022

South (Memphis)

New Orleans



12.Florida International/12.Ouachita Baptist

Washington DC

3.North Carolina

7.Little Rock
10.Huff College

15.Savannah State

East (Newark)

1.Arizona State
16.Northeastern/16.UM-Kansas City

9.Kansas State

13.Stephen F. Austin

12.Alabama State

New Orleans
6.NC State
11.Northern Kentucky



15.The Citadel

Midwest (Detroit)

1.Michigan State
16.Illinois State/Louisiana-Lafayette


4.Ohio State

12.Central Arkansas

6.Michigan-Spring Lake

14.High Point

7.Virginia Tech


West (Anaheim)

16.Portland State

8.Oklahoma State
9.Florida State

4.Texas A&M
13.Northern Iowa




Washington DC
7.Mississippi State
10.Florida Atlantic

2.Wake Forest
15.Boston University

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August’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Throwball rankings for 2021-2022

Projected Starting Lineup:
Mahlon Monk, Junior
Jarius Tate, Junior
Andre Helmbrecht, Junior
Wilson Conley, Junior
Greg Michael, Freshman
Ed Nelson, Senior
2021 Class
4.Greg Michael (1C) Fayetteville,AR (Bentonville) Signed 
5.Wilson Conley (1SF) West Memphis,AR (Marion) Signed
14.William Nelson (1Goalie) Dallas,TX (Highland Park) Signed 16.Grayson Lee (5PF) North Little Rock,AR (North Little Rock) Signed
22.Jackson Hughes (3PG) Little Rock,AR (LR Catholic) Signed
52.Christian Jones (14PG) Desoto,TX (Oak Hill) Signed
58.Jackson Wilbourn (5Goalie) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Signed
79.Quin Grumbles (15SF) Maumelle,AR (Maumelle) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Jarius Tate, Guard/Forward, Northern Kentucky (Senior)
Gordon Tucker, Forward, Baylor (Junior)

2.Michigan State
Projected Starting Lineup: 
Manny Tate, Senior
Michael Green, Senior
Sean Thompson, Freshman
Devin Mitchell, Sophomore
Greg Little, Senior
Ernie Powell, Senior
2021 Class
2.Sean Thompson (1SG) Canton,OH (Canton Day) Signed 
23.Sean Wilson (6SF) Fort Wayne,IN (La Lumiere) Signed 
46.Michael Diggs (11PG) Indianapolis,IN (La Lumiere) Signed 
81.Jaz Norris (13PF) Spring Lake,MI (Spring Lake) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Jonathan Lewis, Guard, Arkansas (Junior)

Projected Starting Lineup
Andy Allen, Senior
Mikel White, Junior
Cam Manning, Sophomore
James Snyder, Freshman
George Alexander, Freshman
Ned Brown, Freshman
2021 Class 
11.James Snyder (2C) Seattle,WA (Seattle East) Signed 
17.George Alexander (3C) Portland,OR (Portland Prep) Signed 
27.Ned Brown (2Goalie) Seattle,WA (Seattle East) Signed
42.Reese Pointer (10PF) Euguene,OR (Eugene Catholic) Signed
68.Jadon Wilson (11SG) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Signed
96.Deven Frost (11Goalie) Eugene,OR (Eugene Catholic) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Mikel White, Guard, Connecticut (Junior)
Donavan Powell, Guard, Michigan (Sophomore)

4.Arizona State
Projected Starting Lineup: 
Quinn Johnson, Freshman
David Moore, Junior
CJ Brown, Junior
Jayson Marks, Junior
Diana Mata, Freshman
Joe Sills, Freshman
2021 Class
1.Quinn Johnson (1PG) Phoenix,AZ (Huff PHSCP) Signed 
49.Joe Sills (4Goalie) Albuquerque,NM (LA Prep) Signed 
63.Reed Porter (14SF) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Signed 
65.Diana Mata (9C) Congo,Africa (Oak Hill) Signed
1.Jayson Marks (1SF) Oklahoma City,OK (OKC Prep, Florida International) OKC Community College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Kam Johnson, Junior
TJ Norman, Junior
Cam Norman, Freshman
Kailon Mitchell, Freshman
James Justice, Sophomore
Ben Godwin, Junior
2021 Class
19.Kailon Mitchell (5SF) Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep) Signed 
24.Dee-Dee Matthews (7PF) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Signed 29.Victor Thompson (8PF) Fort Worth,TX (Highland Park) Signed
73.Cam Norman (12SG) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Signed 78.Fred Avery (18PG) Los Angeles,CA (St. John Bosco) Signed
2.Ben Godwin (1Goalie) San Francisco,CA (San Francisco, USC Upstate) Southwest Florida Community College Signed
Transfer Additions:
Brendan Bush, Center, USC (Junior)

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Sean Quills, Junior
William Johnson, Sophomore
Christian Kiser, Freshman
Katon Reed, Freshman
Wilson Thompson, Senior
Greg Jackson, Sophomore
2021 Class
3.Katon Reed (1PF) Louisville,KY (LA Prep) Signed 
7.Christian Kiser (2SF) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Signed 80.Sav Sutton (19PG) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Antonio McPherson, Forward, Florida Atlantic (Sophomore)

7.Wake Forest
Tyler Jackson, Senior
Alan Eerie, Junior
Malik Kiser, Senior
Robinson Grayson, Senior
RJ Benjy, Freshman
Matt Wicklander, Sophomore
2021 Class
41.Quest Pinson (9SF) Black Mountain,NC (Black Mountain) Signed
Transfer Additions:

EL Page, Junior
Michael Huerter, Senior
Jonathan McGee, Freshman
Greg Brooks, Freshman
RJ Christmas, Senior
Devan Wright, Freshman
2021 Class
15.Quinton Lewis (2PG) Boston,MA (Boston Christian) Signed
18.Jonathan McGee (4SF) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Signed
44.Greg Brooks (7C) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Signed
77.Phillip Leach (14SG) Providence,RI (Providence) Signed
89.Devan Wright (10Goalie) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Signed
Transfer Additions:

9.Ohio State
Projected Starting Lineup: 
Victor Moore, Senior
Victor Lewis, Sophomore
Nick Houston, Freshman
Sean Jones, Senior
Greg Lee, Sophomore
2021 Class 
6.Nick Houston (2SG) Chicago,IL (Prep) Signed 
38.Xi Nelson (9PG) Canton,OH (Canton Day) Signed 
Transfer Additions:
Victor Moore, Guard, Yale (Senior)

10.North Carolina
Projected Starting Lineup: 
Alonzo James, Senior
AJ Andrews, Senior
Cam Walker, Senior
Greg Taylor, Junior
Jed Jenkins, Freshman
Devin Donahue, Sophomore
2021 Class
28.Jed Jenkins (5C) Greensboro,NC (Oak Hill) Signed 
33.Kris Meeks (6C) Charlotte,NC (Charlotte Catholic) Signed 92.Shaun Bates (14PF) Greensboro,NC (Greensboro) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Jack Moss, Guard/Forward, Florida Atlantic (Sophomore)
AJ Andrews, Guard, Maryland (Senior)

Projected Starting Lineup
Victor Chalmers, Sophomore
Lee Patrick, Senior
Quinn Wells, Senior
Allen Williamson, Senior
Mac James, Junior
John Beard, Sophomore
2021 Class
53.Joe Traylor (8C) Kansas City,MO (Montverde) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Josh Harris, Sophomore
Weston Walker, Junior
Antonio Banks, Sophomore
John Hairston, Junior
Reggie Mack, Senior
Dick Vault, Sophomore
2021 Class
69.Trey Odor (10SG) Madison,WI (Madison) Signed 
94.Richard Vaughn (19SF) Omaha,NE (Omaha) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Reggie Mack, Forward, FGCU (Senior)

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Marty Williger, Senior
Victor Martinez, Sophomore
Karsyn Shepard, Freshman
Jarvin Johnson, Junior
Zach Thompson, Junior
Will Evans, Senior
2021 Class 
37.Ben Joe (8PG) Santa Fe,NM (Fe Episcopal) Signed 
83.Karsyn Shepard (16SF) New Orleans,LA (New Orleans) Signed 
100.Alec Fisher (26PG) Shreveport,LA (Shreveport) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Andre Wilcox, Junior
Reed Golden, Senior
William Brown, Junior
Oliver Patrick, Junior
Al Wallace, Junior
Tim Moore, Sophomore
2021 Class
67.Max Houston (10C) Charlotte,NC (Atlanta Christian) Signed
5.Al Wallace (1PF) Atlanta,GA (Pace Academy, Georgia Southern) Atlanta Southside Community College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
D0navan Moore, Senior
RJ Michael, Sophomore
Aaron Grace, Junior
Quinton Wilson, Senior
Allen Jones, Sophomore
Matt Reed, Senior
2021 Class
99.Matt Wesensart (12Goalie) Oklahoma City,OK (OKC Prep) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Donavan Moore, Guard, AGCU (Senior)

Nick Williams, Sophomore
Greg Frazier, Senior
Ryan Linwood, Senior
Josh Hammons, Sophomore
DeShawn Hand, Senior
Tim Galloway, Junior
2021 Class
60.Ned Wright (12PF) Orlando,FL (Orlando Christian Prep) Signed
Transfer Additions:

17.Texas A&M
Projected Starting Lineup: 
Ky Bowman, Senior
Will Helmbrecht, Senior
Alex Morehead, Sophomore
Brandon Todd, Junior
Greg Lee, Freshman
Bob Lee, Freshman
2021 Class 
25.Brandon Ulis (4PG) Southfield,MI (Naples) Signed 
70.Bob Lee (8Goalie) Houston,TX (Manvel) Signed 
76.Greg Lee (11C) Houston,TX (Manvel) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Kenny Chao, Freshman
Anthony Thompson, Senior
Kaden Mitchell, Freshman
Anthony Paige, Sophomore
Cheyenne Brooks, Sophomore
Ben Jackson, Junior
2021 Class
51.Kaden Mitchell (11SF) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Signed
82.Kenny Chao (21PG) Palo Alto,CA (Palo Alto) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Sexton Collins, Senior
Quinton Evans, Junior
Sed Wilson, Senior
Jonathan Thomas, Freshman
Anthony Johnson, Junior
Matt Gregory, Sophomore
2021 Class
20.Jonathan Thomas (6PF) Naples,FL (Naples) Signed
4.Quinton Evans (2SF) Little Rock,AR (LR Parkview, Ouachita Baptist) Huff Community College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Daryl Richardson, Senior
Andre Willis, Junior
Daniel Collins, Sophomore
Jamison Thomas, Junior
Matt Collins, Sophomore
Jackson Leigh, Freshman
2021 Class
Reed Myer (PG) Miami,FL (Miami Central) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup: 
Burke Fillion, Junior
Stephen Levins, Junior
Jaden Norfolk, Junior
Jackson Allen, Junior
Fred Lister, Freshman
2021 Class
40.Fred Lister (3Goalie) Nashville,TN (Nashville Prep) Signed 50.Malachi Freeman (13PG) Knoxville,TN (Knoxville) Signed
75.Avery Jones (9Goalie) Knoxville,TN (Knoxville Prep) Signed
7.Stephen Levins (1SG) Dallas,TX (Bishop Dunne, DNT) Huff Community College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup:
Amon Jones, Senior
Zion Wilson, Junior
Trevor James, Senior
Denzel Griffin, Sophomore
DeMarcus Lee, Junior
2021 Class
Theo Bull (PF) Fort Myer’s,FL (Fort Myer’s Day)
Transfer Additions:
Denzel Griffin, Forward, Iona (Sophomore)

23.Michigan-Spring Lake
Projected Starting Lineup:
Ben James, Sophomore
Jack Walker, Junior
Jayden Goodwin, Sophomore
Dean Weston, Sophomore
Wilson Thomas, Junior
Gunnar Reid, Sophomore
2021 Class
John Rhys Reed (PG) Columbus, OH (Columbus Day) Signed
Transfer Additions:

24.NC State
Projected Starting Lineup:
Porter Weeks, Junior
Christian Barber, Junior
Clark Haven, Senior
Quinn Cousins, Senior
Henry James, Senior
Matt Wilson, Sophomore
2021 Class
90.Devin Westcock (18SF) Columbia,SC (Columbia) Signed
8.Porter Weeks La Porte,IN (La Lumiere, DePaul) New York College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup:
Reed Tatum, Junior
Landry Westcock, Junior
Jerrell Wiseman, Freshman
Tom Evans, Sophomore
Jack Hammons, Junior
Ben Thomas, Senior
2021 Class
9.Jerell Wiseman (2SF) Memphis,TN (Highland Park) Signed
3.Reed Tatum (1PG) Nashville,TN (NashvillePrep, DNT) East Mississippi Community College Signed
10.Landry Westcock (2SG) Columbia,SC Columbia,SC (Columbia, South Carolina) Greensboro Junior College Signed
Transfer Additions:

Next Thirteen:

26.Little Rock
CJ Williams, Senior
Chevin Qualls, Senior
Treylon Payne, Sophomore
Noel Richardson, Senior
Reynoldson Williams, Senior
Luke Welson, Junior
2021 Class
87.Ab Myers (15SG) Santa Fe,NM (Fe Episcopal) Signed
Transfer Additions:

27.Mississippi State
Projected Starting Lineup:
Fred Cook, Sophomore
Mason Cook, Senior
Carter Cook, Junior
Quivarious Reed, Freshman
Reese Flagler, Senior
Matt Flagler, Senior
2021 Class
10.Quivarious Reed (3PF) Little Rock,AR (LR Catholic) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup:
Jay Little, Junior
Sean Childers, Sophomore
Devin Jones, Sophomore
Quinn Laimer, Freshman
Hubert Jacks, Sophomore
Henry Jacks, Sophomore
2021 Class
36.Quinn Laimer (8SF) Des Moines,IA (La Lumiere) Signed
Transfer Additions:

29.Virginia Tech
Projected Starting Lineup:
Amon Christian, Sophomore
William Gordon, Senior
Victor Thompson, Junior
Hughes Hicks, Freshman
Greg Hughes, Freshman
Kasey Cooley, Sophomore
2021 Class
13.Hughes Hicks (3SG) Baltimore,MD (Oak Hill) Signed
56.Greg Hughes (11PF) Baltimore,MD (Oak Hill) Signed
71.Julius Johnson (17PG) Asheville,NC (Asheville) Signed
Transfer Additions:

Projected Starting Lineup:
Tom Walker, Freshman
Grant Messersmith, Sophomore
Quinton Walker, Senior
Benny Tucker, Freshman
Mustapha Bagley, Freshman
John Huff, Senior
2021 Class
8.Mustapha Bagley (2PF) Phoenix,AZ (Hillcrest Prep) Signed
12.Benny Tucker (4PF) Durham,NC (WS Episcopal) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Fred Jackson Jr., Guard, Notre Dame (Junior)

Christian Westbrook, Junior
Charlie Withers, Senior
Duane Jones, Senior
Rashaun Tate, Junior
Jack Todd, Freshman
Evan Houston, Junior
2021 Class
Jack Todd (C) Atlanta,GA (Pace Academy) Signed
Transfer Additions:
Transfer Additions:
32.Oklahoma State
Transfer Additions:
Transfer Additions:
Michael Casey, Guard, Naples (Senior)
34.Kansas State
Transfer Additions:
Quinton Williams, Guard, Syracuse (Junior)
Transfer Additions:
36.Florida State
Transfer Additions:
Matt Jordan, Guard, Iona (Junior)
Transfer Additions:

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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 2023. 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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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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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*

November 8
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

November 14
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

November 12
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

November 11
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

November 10
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

November 9
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

November 14
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

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.

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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2021-2022 College and High School Throwball Schedule

June 19
2021 High School Throwball Off-Season Regionals Selection Show

June 21-July 2
Pre-2021 Off-Season Regional Practice

July 5-19
2021 High School Throwball Off-Season Regionals

August 2
2022 TN 100 Camp Choosing Deadline

August 20-22
2025 TN 10 (HS Freshmen) Camp

August 23- October 4
2021 College Throwball Pre-Season Workouts
2021 High School Throwball Camp/Pre-Season

August 27-29
2024 TN 25 (HS Sophomores) Camp

September 10-12
2023 TN 50 (HS Juniors) Camp

September 13-24
Recruiting dead period (Coaches cannot contact with players)

September 25-October 2
2022 TN 100 (HS Seniors) Camp

September 26
2022 TN 100 Point Guard Camp
2022 TN 100 Shooting Guard Camp

September 27
2022 TN 100 Small Forward Camp
2022 TN 100 Power Forward Camp

September 28
2022 TN 100 Center Camp
2022 TN 100 Goalie Camp

September 29-October 1
2022 TN 100 Camp Tournament

September 30
2022 TN 100 Commitment Day

October 2-9
2021 TN Fall Meetings

October 4-29
2021 College Throwball Pre-Season Practice
2021 High School Throwball Pre-Season Practice

October 29
2021 College Throwball Pre-Season Practice ends
2021 High School Throwball Pre-Season Practice ends

November 1-February 11
2021-2022 High School Throwball Regular Season

November 1-March 6
2021-2022 College Throwball Regular Season

November 19-20
2021 TN Battle 4 Dallas
2021 TN Battle for Gold
2021 TN Portland 4
2021 TN Show Me Classic
2021 TN Coastal Classic

November 22-24
2021 TN Great Lakes Classic
2021 TN Maui Invitational
2021 TN Atlantis Invitational
2021 TN Punta Mita Invitational
2021 TN Rosemary Beach Classic

November 24-26
2021 Episcopal Thanksgiving Classic (High School Throwball)
2021 Bishop Gorman Thanksgiving Classic (High School Throwball)

December 7-8
2021 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

December 10-11
2021 TN 2K New York Classic
2021 TN Nantucket Classic

December 17-18
2021 East Valley/West Valley Challenge

December 18
2021 TN Christmas Invitational
2021 RivalsThrowball Christmas Invitational

December 18-20
2021 IMG Academy Regional Christmas Invitational (High School Throwball)
2021 Louisville Catholic Regional Christmas Invitational (High School Throwball)
2021 Southern New York Regional Christmas Invitational (High School Throwball)
2021 Wasatch Academy Regional Christmas Invitational (High School Throwball)

December 20-22
2022 High School Throwball early signing period

January 14-17
2022 INNOVATIVE Open Goal Classic (High School Throwball)

January 29
2022 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

February 9-14
2022 Empire Room Montverde Invitational (High School Throwball)

February 11
2021-2022 High School Throwball Regular Season ends (for teams playing instate schedules)

February 12
2022 NCAA College Throwball Bracket Preview

February 14-18
2022 High School Conference Tournaments

February 21-25
2022 High School Regional Tournaments

February 28-March 4
2022 High School State Tournaments

March 4
2021-2022 High School Throwball Regular Season ends (for teams playing national schedules)

March 6
2021-2022 College Throwball Regular Season ends
2022 TN Tropical Smoothie High School Throwball Nationals Selection Show

March 7-11
2022 TN Tropical Smoothie High School Throwball Nationals

March 7-13
2021-2022 College Throwball Conference Tournament Week

March 11
2021-2022 High School Throwball Season ends

March 12
2021-2022 TN College Throwball Awards Show

March 13
2022 NCAA College Throwball Selection Sunday

March 15-April 2
2022 NCAA College Throwball Tournament

April 2
2021-2022 College Throwball Season ends

April 15
2022 High School Throwball late signing period

April 18
2022 High School Throwball Off-Season Exhibition Play

April 30-May 7
2022 TN Spring Meetings

May 27-29
2022 NTBL Draft Combine

June 2
2021 NTBL Draft Declaration Deadline for Underclassmen

June 25
2022 NTBL Draft

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2022 five-star Jaeavo narrows list to four

2022 point guard Javier Jaeavo (#2PG, 2OV in 2022 class), told reporters and announced on twitter the semifinalists for his recruitment on Tuesday evening. The Episcopal Collegiate product announced that home state Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and the NTBL G-League would be the final four competitors for his decision. It comes as no surprise that Arkansas is on the list as well as the always improving Andy Fillion coached Tennessee squad. Before Fred Jackson headed back to Fayetteville for the same position as head coach of Arkansas, Texas was the favorite to land Jaeavo because of the relationship Jackson and Jaeavo had while Jackson was still in Austin and still do. Many do not expect Jaeavo to commit to going to the G-League because it gives you the least amount of exposure.

College Throwball Transfer News

Florida OC Andy Hall named next Oklahoma head coach, top remaining transfer Griffin goes with Auburn

Florida Offensive Coordinator Andy Hall has been named the next Oklahoma head coach per TN Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s all-time leading assister has never coached at Oklahoma, as he became a graduate assistant under former Oklahoma head coach Bill Madison at Atlanta after Hall’s playing days wrapped up. Florida is expected to promote someone to replace Hall in the role internally. In other coaching moves Iona has hired Syracuse staffer Lincoln Reed as its next head coach, Nebraska named Texas offensive coordinator Jackson Gregory as its next head man, Kentucky named Syracuse offensive coordinator Leonard Johnson as its next head coach, and Florida Atlantic named USC offensive coordinator Drew Shuttles as its next head coach.

Former Iona Forward Denzel Griffin has announced he will play next at Auburn. The to be sophomore also considered offers from Colorado, Florida State, Kansas, Memphis, Miami, Syracuse, and UCLA. During his freshman season he averaged 12.1 GPG and 8.8 RPG. Other recent transfer commitments include Donovan Powell to Oregon, Jonathan Lewis to Michigan State, and Cody Nichols committed to Vanderbilt.