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Former Showcase Players

Brandan Wright | Memphis Grizzlies

Full name is Brandan Keith Wright...has two younger brothers, Brian and Trevor...younger brother Brian played basketball at Lipscomb University in Nashville...in high school, was a two-time Parade All-America selection at Brentwood Academy...earned Tennessee’s Division II Mr. Basketball title in 2004, 2005 and 2006, becoming the first three-time recipient at any level of Tennessee basketball...was a four-time MVP of the Tennessee Division II private school state championship tournament...led Brentwood Academy to four consecutive state titles, a first in Tennessee high school basketball history...as a senior, averaged 22.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocks, including four triple-doubles (points/rebounds/blocks)...participated in the Mavs Annual Holiday Turkey Dunk, leading a basketball clinic and helping to serve a hot meal to kids from Buckner Family Services…helped plant trees at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as part of the Mavs Guard the Planet initiative, Trees for Threes…enjoys playing video games, fishing, bowling and golfing...lists his high school coach George Pitts as the person he admires most...his favorite actor is Will Smith and favorite movie is Bad Boys II...was a pitcher while playing baseball as a youth...favorite foods include steak and fried chicken...favorite teams in other sports include the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Braves and Nashville Predators.  (from NBA.com Profile)

Corey Brewer | Houston Rockets

Parents are Pee Wee and Glenda Brewer...hosts a summer basketball camp for elementary students in his hometown of Portland, Tenn....helped unveil a new Reading and Learning Center at Scheffer Recreation Center in St. Paul prior to his rookie season...actively participates in fundraising events for the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Association as the disease has impacted his immediate family...named to the McDonald's All-American Team in 2004 after averaging 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game during his senior season at Portland High School...has his own website (www.cbrewer22.com)...interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting when his playing career is over.  (from NBA.com Profile)

Jason Rogan | University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Jason Rogan played at Portland High School from 1996 to 1999. He was the first player to ever score 2000 points in his career. He was also an All-State player who averaged 28 points a game his senior year. Portland High School retired his number in 2008.

Jason was two-time Junior College All-American at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he lead his Juco team to a top 8 finish nationally.

He played two years for Jeff Lebo at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, where he was a two-year starter and went on to earn All-Southern Conference Tournament Accolades. He also played A Division Professional Basketball at Den Helder (Holland).

Jason was very influential in the careers of Corey Brewer of the Houston Rockets, John Jenkins of the Atlanta Hawks and Mo Speights of the Golden State Warriors.

Jimmy Oden | Middle Tennessee State University

Career at Siegel High School (Murfreesboro): Coached by former MTSU standout Chris Harris ... Led the state in scoring his senior year (2006) ...Earned All-Region and All-State honors as a senior with 22.6 points per game .... also dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds per game as a point guard ...Was voted first team Class AAA All-state by Tennessee Sports Writers Assn. ... Led Siegel to back-to-back state tournament appearances, and a 60-12 record in his last two years ... Was a member of the Beta Club and the One Club. ‚Äč

MTSU Hightlights: Played in 31 games averaging 15.6 minutes ... Had 46 assists and 42 steals on the season ... Ranked second in the Sun Belt in steals in league games only ... Scored five points in the season opener ... Also had three rebounds and four assists ... Went 5 for 6 at the free throw line against Samford ... Was the Blue Raiders' leading scorer at the half against South Alabama with seven points in just four minutes of play ... Ended the game with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal ... Led the team with seven rebounds against North Texas ... Also scored five points and had four steals ... Against UL-Lafayette grabbed a team high seven rebounds ... Led the team with nine rebounds against Troy ... Also had five steals against the Trojans ... Played solid defense against FAU ending the game with three steals and three rebounds ... Recorded six assists at FIU ... Had five rebounds, three steals and two assists against rival Western Kentucky ... Recorded four steals and three assists at Troy ... Grabbed five rebounds and had three steals against Western Kentucky.  (from MTSU Profile page)