CHECKING IN: Mr/Miss Basketball Awards and Girls' State Tourney

When was the last time you were excited about Indiana State basketball?

Seriously.

I said “Indiana State.” Not just “Indiana.”

I was born in 1979, so I didn’t catch on to the Larry Bird Train until the mid-1980s.

But because of newly crowned Clay County’s Tyreke Key, I’ll try my best to find the Sycamores on TV next season.

Here’s why …

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The Best Dunks of Tee Higgins

So, Tee Higgins can dunk. 

Like, dunk really well.

Not only is he a two-time Mr. Football winner, Under Armour All-American and Clemson football signee, but you've probably heard or seen by now that he's a D-1 caliber basketball player.

And while his dunks may not be on the level of Zion Williamson's, they're certainly the best in East Tennessee this season.

Oak Ridge Today caught a fantastic picture of Higgins' between-the-legs dunk from this past weekend.

But many thanks to @MylesHebrard on Twitter for capturing all of Higgins' dunks this season. Make sure you're following him on Twitter.

Here are some of the best ... 

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CHECKING IN: Feb. 6 Report on East TN Hoops

The postseason sits on the horizon.

And in East Tennessee, the state tournament contenders are pretty clear cut.

But there were some interesting news and notes lately.

Have a look ...

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