Rhea Middle Boy’s Basketball shows promise

The Rhea Middle School team will replace 3 starters from last year but add 2 transfers and will probably start 5 8th graders this year.(Photo:GaryBlden/RheaReview)

June 19, 2015

Evensville, TN —  The Rhea Middle boy’s basketball looked strong in the Rhea Middle School Basketball camp held at Rhea County High School last week and in previous games in the summer.  Coach Lebron Herd lost 3 starters from last years team, but gained 2 transfers from Bledsoe County to help with the transistion.  The Eagles will start 5 eighth graders this year and look to have good height inside.

Coach Lebron Herd said, “We will be strong inside and out this year.  This should be the best team we have had at Rhea Middle since I arrived.”

“We have a  chance to do well in the post-season this year.  Of course that is if we stay healthy and play up to our potential.”

Lebron has coached basketball for 15 years, the last 5 at Rhea Middle School.  It looks like Rhea Middle could be fun to watch this year.  They played very aggressive on defense and hit the boards, passed well and ran the court.  Regular season will bring better competition.  With new starters, there will be more learning each other on the court during fall practice.  The Eagles should be a good team this coming season.

The Varsity and Junior Varsity Roster:


Lebron Herd
Datoka Tumlin

8th Grade

Jon Jon Beeler
Hunter Brady
Ricky Guthrie
Dawson Lytle
Ross Pendergrass
Cooper Reuhling
Aaron Swafford
Aaron Worthington
Zach Sommers

7th Grade

Dillon Brown
Austin Doss
Keaton Ray
Kevin Rothwell
Houston Shaffer
Preston Greer
Josh Fergeson


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