Keith High Bears shoot for state basketball championship

Published 6:51 am Friday, February 2, 2024

The Keith High School Bears are considered dark horse contenders to win their first state basketball championship in over 10 years.

The team  enters the week with a 13-8 record and 10th-place Class 1A ranking  in the Alabama Sportswriters Association (ASWA) Basketball poll.

Leading the way for Keith is all-state senior guard Trey Tisdale, who averages 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists a game. Tisdale has made the ASWA all-state team for the last three years. Tisdale missed seven games earlier in the season.

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Miles Hannah, Jarius Sanders, Anthony Robinson, Jr. and Malkom Jones are the other starters for Keith. Titus Lanier, Jr. Hannah averages 20 points, while Lanier scored 10 points. Jatavius Milhouse, Jason Mosley, Jaqavion McElroy, Aveon Young, Sederreion Reuben, Eric Hall, Dylan Tabb are the other players for the Bears, 

Turner said he likes how Keith has played during the season. The Bears’ tough non-area schedule includes local games against Selma, Southside and Dallas County High School. 

“I’m very pleased with the way my team has played thus far this season, considering what we’ve been through,” Turner said. “I’ve got three guys averaging double figures. All of my guys are committed and they understand their role on this team.”

Tommy Tisdale Jr., Anthony Robinson Sr. Darrius Ellis and Gerald Matthews are the Bears’ assistant coaches.