Memphis East (33‑3)

Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee TSSAA Class AAA state champion

Top Players

  • 6-11 JR James Wiseman #1 (ESPN) … #2 (Rivals) … #2 (Scout)
  • 6-8 JR Chandler Lawson #22 (ESPN) … #21 (Rivals) … #25 (Scout)
  • 5-11 SR Alex Lomax (WICHITA STATE) #122 (Rivals) … #73 (HoopSeen)
  • 6-7 JR Malcolm Dandridge #97 (Rivals) … #61 (Scout)
  • 6-5 SR Ryan Boyce (ALA.-BIRMINGHAM)

Mustangs At A Glance

The Mustangs reached the championship games of the nation’s top two in-season tournaments – the City  of Palms and Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (Springfield, Mo.) – and have compiled a 65-5 record while winning back-to-back state titles under head coach Penny Hardaway. East won two of three meetings against Montverde Academy, and beat Patrick School, Greenforest (Ga.) and Pebblebrook (Ga.). East already was returning five of the nine players who logged minutes in last year’s 65-45 state-title victory over Memphis Southwind – including 6-8 JR forward Chandler Lawson (18 points, 15 rebounds), the MVP of the state tourney, 5-11 SR point guard Alex Lomax (a two-time Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Basketball with 16.1 ppg, 7.5 apg, 6.4 rpg) and 6-7 JR Malcolm Dandridge. But the Mustangs have gotten even better with the recent arrival of ESPN’s No. 1-ranked junior, 6-11 transfer James Wiseman (20 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.3 blocks at Ensworth) and 6-5 SR Ryan Boyce.