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Ripley to host some of areas best basketball players in fall showcase

Ripley will play host to some of the regions top basketball players in what is becoming a premier fall showcase for this area.

The Grind to shine showcase will be this Saturday and will have 6th-12th graders interested in showcasing their skills in front of several talent evaluators.

There are numerous D1 high major caliber players set to be in attendance. There are several Tippah players involved, including Falkner’s Cam Smith, Pine Grove’s Carson Rowland and Ripley’s Jesus Ruedas, Alex Prather, Tre Castro and Asa Howard.

Howard was a top performer at this event last year.

This is a great opportunity to compete against some of the best basketball talent in the southeast.

Jon Ross Myers

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