High School Basketball Preview of Class 4A, District 5

Cleveland, TN-(WDEF-TV) As the calander turns from october to november, its almost time for high school basketball to begin

Teams from Class 4-A, District 5, held a pre-season media day, and news 12’s Brian Armstrong captured the coaches thoughts on the upcoming season.

High school football in Tennessee has wrapped up its regular season and starts its post season this Friday, and as the fall sports season comes to an end Basketball season will soon be upon us.

And with basketball season just around the corner starts the welcoming players back and working on plays and systems.

Said McMinn Co girls head coach David Tucker:”Last year we changed a little bit and I hope we get to change a little bit this year and we’ll figure it out”.

Coming into the season on the girls side Bradley central is picked by many to win its region. The media poll unanimously picked Bradley central to win it all.

Said Bradley Central girls head coach Jason Reuter:”Try for a state tournament like we do each year, some years we come up a little short some years we make it been, lucky enough to win it once .you gotta be good you got to have talent And you gotta have a little luck. When you ask my girls I really don’t pray about winning and losing we wanna stay healthy.”

Cleveland had the one coaches vote that wasn’t Bradley central to take the top shot.

Said Cleveland girls coach Tony Williams:”What we have tried to build Cleveland is to have the kids take it out for four years and continue to wanna be a part of something that’s bigger than themselves. We like to celebrate that and those seven seniors we will have three returning starters in our senior group.”

On the boys side Cleveland and McMinn were picked to win the region with 3 first votes each in the coaches poll.

Said Cleveland boys coach Reggie Tucker:”Every year it’s what kind of team you gonna have. The team will have this year is going to be a different team same roster different team. Same roster different team I just wanna focus over what we have control over and we done it all summer long.”

Said McMinn Co boys coach Randy Casey:”We have 4 starters coming back and 9 of our top 10 coming back. So we feel like we’re prime for a good run, hopefully we are.”

They are all getting ready for The start of the Tennessee basketball season games that is less than just a month away

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