Three local boys basketball players were recognized by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Thursday by being named to their respective All-State teams.
North Greene’s Jason Britton was named to the Class 1A All-State team, while Greeneville’s Ja’Kobi Gillespie and Reid Satterfield were named to the Class 3A All-State team.
Gillespie earned All-State honors in basketball for the second time and is also a two-time All-State selection in football.
In March the Greeneville senior was selected as Class 3A’s Mr. Basketball before leading the Greene Devils to back-to-back state championships. Gillespie was also named the MVP of the Class 3A State Tournament after averaging 26.3 points, 5.67 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.67 steals per game during the tournament.
For the season Gillespie averaged 27.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game. He shot 55.9 percent from field and 39.9 percent from three-point range.
Gillespie has signed to play his college basketball at Belmont University in Nashville.
Satterfield earned his third All-State selection after being recognized by the TSWA as a sophomore and a junior.
In his senior campaign Satterfield averaged 17.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He hit 3.1 three-pointers per game while shooting 45.1 percent from behind the arc.
Satterfield has committed to play basketball at Tusculum University.
During their senior season Gillespie and Satterfield became the first two Greeneville basketball players to score 2,000 career points.
Britton, a sophomore, had a breakout year for the Huskies as he led the program back to the Class 1A State Tournament for the second year in a row. The Huskies also finished the year with the most wins in Class 1A with 31.
He led North Greene with 22 points per game while dishing out 1.5 assists, grabbing 4.5 rebounds and swiping 2.3 steals per contest. He also made over 100 three-pointers during the season.
Britton helped the Huskies to a share of the District 1-1A regular season championship and the Region 1-1A Tournament championship. He was name the MVP of the region tournament.
He also had a knack for coming up clutch at the end of contests. Against Hampton in the regular season he forced overtime with a long, off-balance three pointer. Against Jellico in the region semifinals he went the length of the floor in the final seconds to drain a runner that kept the Huskies’ season going. Then in the region championship game he went under goal and rolled in a reverse as time was winding down to seal the win.
The TSWA’s girls basketball All-State Teams will be released on Friday.
2021-22 TSWA All-State Boys Basketball Teams
Zach Amonett, Pickett County, Sr.*
Roderick Robinson, Middleton, Jr.*
Grant Strong, Clay County, Sr.*
Taylor Groves, East Robertson, Sr.
Jason Britton, North Greene, So.
Devin Jackson, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences: Sr.
Geoffrey Shaw, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences: Sr.
Jordan McCullum, Harriman, So.
Jason Anglin, West Carroll, Sr.
Demarkus Kee, Peabody, Sr.
Cadon Buckles, Hampton, Jr.
Chaunterrion Ward, Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, Sr.
Gavin Burleson, Summertown, Sr.*
Gus Davenport, Cannon County, Sr.*
Jarrod Taylor, East Nashville, Sr.*
Nehemiah Bloodsaw, Tyner, Jr.
Donivon Thomas, Brainerd, Jr.
Colby Raymer, Kingston, Sr.
Jahvin Carter, Alcoa, So.
Ty Glasper, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Fr.
Caleb Jackson, Power Center Academy, Sr.
P.J. Hillman, Power Center Academy, Sr.
Eric Steward, Douglass, Sr.
Jaylen Jones, East Nashville, Jr.
Ja’Kobi Gillespie, Greeneville, Sr.*
Ericko Sain II, Jackson South Side, Sr.*
JaSteven Walker, Fayette-Ware, Sr.*
Seth Grandberry, Millington, Jr.
Reid Satterfield, Greeneville, Sr.
Jackson Garner, Clinton, Sr.
Trey Morrow, Scott, Sr.
Tyler Lee, Fulton, So.
Cade Pendleton, East Hamilton, Sr.
DJ Genesy, Jackson North Side, Sr.
Dylan Bartley, Sullivan East, Sr.
Cade Capps, Stone Memorial, Fr.
Elijah Bredwood, Bearden, Sr.*
Amarr Knox, Bartlett, Sr.*
Brandon Miller, Cane Ridge, Sr.*
Jarred Hall, Lebanon, Jr.
JJ Wheat, Clarksville, Sr.
J.R. Jacobs, Bartlett, Sr.
Kristian Spencer, Whitehaven, Sr.
K.J. Tenner, Cordova, So.
Micah Simpson, Morristown East, Sr.
Dillon Atwell, Farragut, Sr.
Jackson Browder, Dobyns-Bennett, Sr.
Eli Rice, Beech, Sr.
Tyler Byrd, Tipton-Rosemark, Sr.*
Daniel Egbuniwe, First Assembly Christian School, Sr.*
Eddie Ricks III, Clarksville Academy, Jr.*
T.J. Thomas, First Assembly Christian School, Sr.
Christian Gilliland, Northpoint Academy, So.
Hayden Ledbetter, Lausanne Collegiate, Sr.
Brett Wright, Silverdale Baptist, So.
Jose Rodriguez, Concord Christian, Sr.
Trey Trull, Sacred Heart, Sr.
Jacob Shockley, Boyd Buchanan, Jr.
Luke Carter, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Jr.
Jayden Jones, Goodpasture, Fr.
B.J. Edwards, Knox Catholic, Sr.*
Chandler Jackson, Christian Brothers, Sr.*
Tyler Tanner, Brentwood Academy, So.*
Malik Dia, Ensworth School, Sr.
Blue Cain, Knox Catholic, Jr.
Al Peciulis, Baylor School, Sr.
David Craig, McCallie School, Sr.
Hunter Pratt, Christian Brothers, Sr.
Cooper Haynes, Briarcrest Christian, So.
Curtis Givens III, Memphis University School, So.
Zion Owens, Christian Brothers, Sr.
Lukas Walls, Webb School of Knoxville, Jr.