When you can shoot you can play with anyone. When you add to that, great team chemistry and Division 1 talent then you have a team primed for upsets.

Tennessee Triple Threat, based out of Knoxville, Tennessee area is just this. Coming into the Phenom Champion Showcase they brought six (6) players. Two of which don’t even play on their high school’s teams. However, they played hard, played together, and could shoot the leather off the ball.

It all starts with 6’5” point guard Jordan Long. Long is the one with the ball in his hands, and the confidence to take on anyone that bleeds through the team. In the Phenom Champion Showcase he made shots in the mid-range and got to the rim. He has a low dribble that rarely gets ripped, and has an unorthodox way of consistently getting to the rim. Long is getting a variety of recruitment from D2 and D1 schools.

The wing position is held down by 6’4” Keaton Dotson who is a sharp shooting wing that was one of the big gainers (recruitment wise) from the weekend. Dotson has a strong build and a big IQ for the game. One Big South coach stated, “If he played for the Travelers he would already have 10 offers.” He has handle in the half court, he has confident range, and the ability to attack the rim and finish. Dotson is exciting to watch.

The other guard position is manned by 6’ Josh Jones. Jones showed the consistent ability to knock down the open three. In fact, for the weekend, Jones averaged six (6) made threes per game. That is twenty-four (24) made threes in 4 games. No matter the setting or opponent, Jones finds his shots, and shoots it at a high clip.

College Coaches: Tennessee Triple Threat will be back at the Chris Paul Live, July 17-19. They will be playing between the Gateway YWCA and Chris Paul’s new D1 sports facility. They have multiple scholarship players, who can shoot and play hard. A lot to like with those attributes.

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