Sophomore WSHS guard to attend Madness

Not even a serious car accident could prevent 2014 White Station sophomore guard Davell Roby from attending Memphis Madness.

Not even a serious car accident could prevent 2014 White Station sophomore guard Davell Roby from attending Memphis Madness.

Roby, along with White Station forwards Leron Black and Mike Matlock as well as Black's mother, Tola, was involved in an accident Wednesday after which Tola Black was hospitalized.

Two days later, all have recovered fully, and Roby and Black are set to be at FedExForum tonight for the Memphis Madness festivities. "I'm not going to miss Memphis Madness," Roby said. "It's only one time a year."

Performing this year at Memphis Madness is hip hop icon Rick Ross, which Roby said he's looking forward to witnessing.

"The atmosphere will be real live," Roby said. "The fan base is gonna be going crazy. I'm excited to see what we're working with this year."

Joining Roby will be almost a dozen other prospects located in or around Memphis. Roby said it's a testament to the rich basketball talent the city has to offer.

"It's no place like home," Roby said. "It's a lot of good talent in Memphis that just isn't known nationally."

Roby could consider himself among the unknown talent, but it's not likely that remains the case for long. The crafty 6-foot-4 guard has already received interest from programs like Memphis and Georgetown.

Although just a sophomore, Roby said he's already high on the Tigers.

"The fan base is crazy," Roby said. "Everybody here just loves the basketball team. There's nothing like the fan base."


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