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Top prospect in 2022 TN 50 RJ Moore commits to Florida, leaves NTBL door open

Like his brother before him, top prospect in the 2022 TN 50 RJ Moore has committed to Florida. His brother Jaylen ended up decommitting and going to Texas, but Jaylen did commit to Florida before flipping. Moore, though, is leaving the option open to go to the NTBL G-League (or straight to the NTBL if it is allowed by then) when he plans to graduate from high school in May of 2022.

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(Updated) who is, who isn’t playing in 2021 TN 100 Camp

15.Quinton Lewis (2PG) Boston,MA (Boston Christian) Undecided
23.Brandon Ulis (4PG) Southfield,MI (Naples) Undecided
29.Jackson Hughes (5PG) Little Rock,AR (LR Catholic) Undecided
31.Alexander Hamilton (6PG) Hartford,CT (Hartford) Committed:Connecticut
35.Ju Johnson (8PG) New Orleans,LA (New Orleans) Undecided
38.Ben Joe (9PG) Santa Fe,NM (Fe Episcopal) Committed:LSU
39.Xi Nelson (10PG) Canton,OH (Canton Day) Undecided
44.Az Tanner (11PG) Salem,UT (Salem) Undecided
47.Michael Diggs (12PG) Indianapolis,IN (La Lumiere) Undecided
49.Eric Riggins (13PG) Austin,TX (Austin) Undecided
55.Tom Walker (15PG) Raleigh,NC (Raleigh Christian) Committed:Duke
67.Christian Jones (16PG) Desoto,TX (Oak Hill) Committed:Arkansas
79.Maci Matthews (19PG) Jackson,MS (Jackson) Undecided
81.Sav Sutton (20PG) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Undecided
88.Ari Vasquez (23PG) Mission,TX (Mission) Undecided
96.Kai Aguirre (24PG) New York,NY (New York Public) Undecided
99.Johnny Velazquez (25PG) San Antonio,TX (San Antonio) Undecided

11.Hughes Hicks (3SG) Baltimore,MD (Greenfield) Undecided
24.Mitchell Moore (4SG) Orlando,FL (Montverde) Undecided
32.Cooper Fisken (5SG) Little Rock,AR (LR Central) Undecided
46.Cody Ezra (6SG) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Undecide
54.Casey Dassinger (7SG) Columbia,SC (Columbia) Undecided
61.John Dumars (8SG) Detroit,MI (La Lumiere) Undecided
64.Trevor Milx (9SG) Houston,TX (Manvel) Undecided
68.Trey Odor (10SG) Madison,WI (Madison) Undecided
70.Jadon Wilson (11SG) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Undecided
75.Phillip Leach (13SG) Providence,RI (Providence) Undecided
82.Johnny Craig (14SG) Boise,ID (Boise) Undecided
89.Ab Myers (15SG) Santa Fe,NM (Fe Episcopal) Undecided
98.Victor Wiggins (17SG) Birmingham,AL (Birmingham) Undecided

7.Jerell Wiseman (2SF) Memphis,TN (Highland Park) Undecided
12.Christian Kiser (3SF) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Committed:Wake Forest
17.Kailon Mitchell (5SF) Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep) Undecided
30.Sean Wilson (6SF) Fort Wayne,IN (La Lumiere) Undecided
36.Shawn Mitchell (7SF) Happy Valley,PA (Happy Valley) Undecided
37.Quinn Laimer (8SF) Des Moines,IA (La Lumiere) Undecided
42.Quest Pinson (9SF) Black Mountain,NC (Black Mountain) Undecided
48.Daniel Behling (10SF) Orange,CA (Orange Lutheran) Undecided
52.Kaden Mitchell (11SF) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Undecided
57.Victor Thompson (12SF) Columbus,OH (Columbus Day) Undecided
63.Reed Porter (14SF) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Undecided
80.Quin Grumbles (15SF) Maumelle,AR (Maumelle) Undecided
90.August Tayler (17SF) Athens,GA (Athens Christian) Undecided
95.Richard Vaughn (18SF) Omaha,NE (Omaha) Committed:Wisconsin
100.Devin Westcock (19SF) Columbia,SC (Columbia) Undecided

3.Katon Reed (1PF) Louisville,KY (LA Prep) Undecided
8.Mustapha Bagley (2PF) Phoenix,AZ (Hillcrest Prep) Undecided
10.Benny Tucker (3PF) Durham,NC (WS Episcopal) Undecided
14.Grayson Lee (4PF) North Little Rock,AR (North Little Rock) Committed:Texas A&M
18.Jonathan Thomas (5PF) Naples,FL (Naples) Undecided
40.Chris Plemons Jr. (9PF) Crossett,AR (Fayetteville) Undecided
43.Reese Pointer (10PF) Euguene,OR (Eugene Catholic) Undecided
56.Greg Hughes (11PF) Baltimore,MD (Oak Hill) Committed:Virginia Tech
60.Ned Wright (12PF) Orlando,FL (Orlando Christian Prep) Undecided

15.George Alexander (3C) Portland,OR (Portland Prep) Undecided
20.Wells Lien (4C) Savannah,GA (Athens Christian) Undecided
27.Jed Jenkins (5C) Greensboro,NC (Oak Hill) Undecided
45.Greg Brooks (7C) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Undecided
53.Joe Traylor (8C) Kansas City,MO (Montverde) Undecided
66.Max Houston (9C) Charlotte,NC (Atlanta Christian) Committed:Atlanta
74.Greg Lee (10C) Houston,TX (Manvel) Committed:Texas A&M
77.Diana Mata (11C) Congo,Africa (Oak Hill) Committed:Arizona State

13.William Nelson (1Goalie) Dallas,TX (Highland Park) Undecided
25.Ned Brown (2Goalie) Seattle,WA (Seattle East) Undecided
41.Fred Lister (3Goalie) Nashville,TN (Nashville Prep) Undecided
50.Joe Sills (4Goalie) Albuquerque,NM (LA Prep) Undecided
58.Jackson Wilbourn (5Goalie) Little Rock,AR (Episcopal) Undecided
59.Greg Jonas (6Goalie) Oklahoma City,OK (La Lumiere) Undecided
65.Theo Dosunma (7Goalie) Chicago,IL (Prep) Committed
69.Bob Lee (8Goalie) Houston,TX (Manvel) Undecided
73.Avery Jones (9Goalie) Knoxville,TN (Knoxville Prep) Undecided

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East, West Valley Conferences expect decision on season by fall meetings

East and West Valley Commissioner George Hall told the media late tonight that both the East and West Valley will have a decision on the upcoming season by the 2020 TN Fall Meetings, set for October 3-10. One potential schedule will include playing each of the fellow conference members, which would begin on Saturday January 23 or Saturday January 30. The other would have to have one (and only one school) from each conference forgo the winter sports season, putting each conference down to ten teams. They would match each team up with two teams from their respective conferences which would be showcase games where East and West Valley teams could not qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

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ACA to retain current conference schedule, push opening games back to December 26

The American Coastal Association will retain its current conference schedule the league office announced Saturday morning. Discussions went into the night about changes potentially being made to the schedule but conference commissioner Bob Fillion among others in leadership believe that this schedule will work. The ACA will begin conference play December 26, three weeks later than originally expected, by pushing conference openers back from their original December 5 date. The league will be moving forward with a conference only slate.

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College Throwball Post early signing period 2021 Class Rankings

4.Greg Michael (1C) Fayetteville,AR (Bentonville) Signed
19.Kenny Hatfield (2PG) Little Rock,AR (LR Central) Committed
67.Christian Jones (16PG) Desoto,TX (Oak Hill) Committed

22.Dee-Dee Matthews (6PF) Chino Hills,CA (Chino Hills) Committed
28.Victor Thompson (8PF) Fort Worth,TX (Highland Park) Signed
78.Cam Norman (13SG) Las Vegas,NV (Bishop Gorman) Signed

5.Wilson Conley (1SF) West Memphis,AR (Marion) Signed
51.Malachi Freeman (14PG) Knoxville,TN (Knoxville) Committed

Ohio State
6.Nick Houston (2SG) Chicago,IL (Prep) Signed
65.Theo Dosunma (7Goalie) Chicago,IL (Prep) Committed

16.Jonathan McGee (4SF) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Signed
91.Devan Wright (10Goalie) Syracuse,NY (Southern New York) Committed

North Carolina
34.Kris Meeks (6C) Charlotte,NC (Charlotte Catholic) Signed
93.Shaun Bates (14PF) Greensboro,NC (Greensboro) Committed

38.Ben Joe (9PG) Santa Fe,NM (Fe Episcopal) Committed
85.Karsyn Shepard (16SF) New Orleans,LA (New Orleans) Signed

Virginia Tech
56.Greg Hughes (11PF) Baltimore,MD (Oak Hill) Committed
71.Julius Johnson (17PG) Asheville,NC (Asheville) Committed

Michigan State
2.Sean Thompson (1SG) Canton,OH (Canton Day) Signed
83.Jaz Norris (13PF) Spring Lake,MI (Spring Lake) Signed

Arizona State
1.Quinn Johnson (1PG) Phoenix,AZ (Hillcrest Prep) Committed

9.James Snyder (2C) Seattle,WA (Seattle East) Signed

Wake Forest
12.Christian Kiser (3SF) Louisville,KY (Louisville Catholic) Committed

Mississippi State
26.Quivarious Reed (7PF) Little Rock,AR (LR Catholic) Signed

31.Alexander Hamilton (6PG) Hartford,CT (Hartford) Committed

55.Tom Walker (15PG) Raleigh,NC (Raleigh Christian) Committed

Florida Atlantic
62.Michael Johnson (13SF) Tampa,FL (Tampa Private) Committed

66.Max Houston (9C) Charlotte,NC (Atlanta Christian) Committed

72.Victor Ludden (12SG) Waco,TX (Waco) Committed

Texas A&M
74.Greg Lee (10C) Houston,TX (Manvel) Committed

84.Kenny Chao (21PG) Palo Alto,CA (Palo Alto) Signed

86.Chris Edwards (22PG) Houston,TX (Atascocita) Signed

87.Jakeb Lee (12C) Denver,CO (Denver Christian) Committed

95.Richard Vaughn (18SF) Omaha,NE (Omaha) Committed

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Breaking:NCAA T-Division President Bob Leonard, NCAA T-Division Governors announce that upcoming season will be conference only due to COVID-19, but will include ACC-Big Ten, Big 12-SEC challenges

NCAA T-Division President Bob Leonard, the NCAA T-Division Board of Governors and the Power 8 Conferences have agreed that they will move forward a conference only schedule for the 2020-2021 season that will include the ACC-Big Ten challenge in December and the Big 12-SEC challenge in January due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ACC will play normal season opening games versus conference foes in November along with their normal two games in December. The ACA and Big Ten also play two games each in December but every conference will begin play in January. Many expected this decision to be made at the 2020 TN Fall Meetings but they did not have to wait to make that decision. The season will begin in December when the ACC and Big Ten begin conference play. Respective conference schedules will drop in the following days.

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News and notes from latest meeting between TN and the NCAA T-Division Board of Governors

Here is the latest to come out of the latest meeting held at TN Headquarters in Little Rock with TN officials and the NCAA T-Division Board of Governors.

If a (likely) spike in the coronavirus pandemic happens in the end of summer, plans for the upcoming college throwball season could still happen. The NCAA T-Division will go with its new longterm college basketball like format for the sport if there is no spike, but there likely will be one. If there is a spike that will put people back in mandatory quarantine through the end of 2020, the NCAA T-Division Board of Governors and the TN Officials have put together a proposal for the college throwball season:Each school would play a ten to twenty game season (conferences will get to choose how many games will be played) in a bubble for each separate conference (which would be decided by each conference’s leadership staff).

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Call vote of seven to three cancels 2020 LA Prep Major June High School Tournament, TN, high school committees eyeing July 3 start date

On a vote of seven to three, the 2020 LA Prep Major June High School Tournament was cancelled. The tournament was supposed to be the fourth AAU Tournament in AAU’s inaugural season in high school throwball and was shut down due to the COVID-19. TN and the T-Division Sports High School Sports Committee are eyeing a July 3 start to the AAU Season with the 2020 Naples Major 4th of July High School Tournament which would be played from July 3-7.

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NCAA announces College Throwball to have equivalent to college basketball’s “Champions Classic” in November with Arkansas, Little Rock, Michigan State and North Carolina

The NCAA announced that college throwball will have their own version of college basketball’s “Champions Classic” called the “November Classic” on Tuesday November 3 in New York,New York. The NCAA selected Arkansas, Little Rock, Michigan State, and North Carolina to play in this event through the 2029-2030 season. At the 2030 TN Meetings, four teams will be selected to play the next decade. There can be repeat teams but not all four can repeat next decade.

Here are the match-ups for each opening Tuesday “November Classic” through the 2029-2030 season.

All games in New York,NY:

November 3
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

November 2
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

November 1
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

November 7
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

November 5
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

November 4
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

November 3
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

November 2
Arkansas vs. North Carolina
Little Rock vs. Michigan State

November 7
Arkansas vs. Michigan State
Little Rock vs. North Carolina

November 6
Arkansas vs. Little Rock
Michigan State vs. North Carolina

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TN is officially on YouTube!!!

The “Throwball News” YouTube Channel is officially viewable. Check out the channel here: I will post the 2020 NTBL Draft on the channel on Saturday as well as revealing who will be playing the each NCAA College Throwball Tournament to come.