Landry leading top-ranked team in Alabama

Travon Landry

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Coach Cuonzo Martin got the ball handler and court general he and his Tennessee staff desired out of its 2013 signing class by securing a verbal commitment from Travon Landry back in early December.

The Bob Jones High School product is in his first year on the team in Madison, Ala., but is already helping the Patriots to the state's top ranking.

In The Huntsville Times Classic, Landry had eight points in the Bob Jones 74-51 win over Athens on Tuesday morning and nine points early Wednesday in the 63-49 victory over Hazel Green.

"He's playing really good," Bob Jones coach Danny Petty told InsideTennessee. "The point guard's responsibility is to get the team in the offense and shooting is not the first option. Of course, we we're going to want him to score and all that. He does it when he has to.

"He's a great defender, handles the ball really well, sees the floor really well and he gets everybody going in our offense. He's just a tremendous player, and he's a big part of this team for sure."

Bob Jones returns to the hardwood for a Classic semifinal at Huntsville High School on Wednesday night at 6 CDT.

To hear Landry give his thoughts on Tennessee, Martin and getting adjusted to life in Alabama after moving from Texas, click play on the video below: Recommended Stories