PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Why chosen: Elder was the Division II-AA tournament MVP the past three seasons, leading the Tigers to three consecutive state titles. He averaged 20.2 points, 4.7 assists 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 steals this season.
College plans: Signed with Miami in football. Elder will walk on with the Hurricanes in basketball.
Quote: "A lot of people don't get to win one state championship, so winning three is a blessing. It's a great honor, and it feels great."
Family: Parents Sharon Collier and Corneilus Elder; stepdad Shawn Collier; sisters, Charrisse, 24; Jaki Tasha, 20; brothers, Keyshawn, 11; Ernest, 1.
What's on your iPod? "I have different kind of songs -- mostly Lil Wayne or Wiz Khalifa."
Best high school sports moment: "They've all been great, but I would probably say winning the (state basketball) championship this year because we were down and everybody probably counted us out, but we found a way to fight back."
Favorite athlete: "Dwyane Wade. I watched him play at Marquette, and I watched him lead his team to a Final Four. So (I like) his will to win, his attitude and just everything about him."
Favorite food: "Steak."
Least favorite part of practice: "Maybe when somebody does something wrong or talks back, and we have to run."
On Twitter: @AIR_CORN23
Athletic background: "I used to play baseball, and I used to run track when I was younger."
How did you spend spring break? "I went to Florida. I was about four hours away from Miami, but I'm going down there (on April 13) for the spring game."
College: He has 19 offers, including Louisville, Ohio State, Florida, Vanderbilt and Tennessee.
Why chosen: The Class AA Mr. Basketball averaged 19.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in leading CPA to its second consecutive state title.
College: He has nine major-college offers, including five Southeastern Conference schools.
Why chosen: The versatile Blackwell averaged 12.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his first season as a starter.
College: Signed with Tennessee State.
Why chosen: The District 11-AAA MVP averaged 18.8 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and led Hillsboro to the Class AAA quarterfinals.
College: Committed to Tennessee.
Why chosen: The Class AAA Mr. Basketball finalist averaged 16.4 points 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
F: Mason Ramsey, Livingston Acad., Sr., 19.5
F: Terry Holt, East Nashville, Jr., 17.7
C: Damien Clark, Siegel, Sr., 15
G: JeQuan Lewis, Dickson Co., Sr., 24.5
G: Jake Allsmiller, CPA, Jr., 10.8
F: Andy Schumpert, Brentwood, Jr., 13.7
F: Rob Marberry, FRA, Jr., 14.4
C: Josh Phillips, Pope John Paul II, Sr., 15.0
G: Jacob Williams, Wilson Central, Jr., 20.4
G: Andrew Fleming, Ensworth, So., 20.4